Style House Files has officially announced the eighth season of Heineken Lagos Fashion (LFW), this public notice includes all the events preceding the main dates of the show. The bi-annual fashion show held in the largest city in Africa starts from October 24 to 27, 2018.

The show has cemented its place on the global fashion calendar by welcoming buyers, media, fashion enthusiasts to view the collection of budding and leading designers on the continent. Lagos Fashion Week also paves the way for the support, strengthen, development and providing the necessary education for sustaining the fashion industry in Africa. Beyond the runway, the event provides a platform that’s gradually re-positioning fashion as a useful tool for commerce and creativity in Nigeria.

In addition to all these initiatives, Style House Files is expanding its attention to other parts of the continent by changing Young Designer of The Year category to Fashion Focus Africa. This move aims to discover aims to discover new talent and accelerate growth over a twelve-month period through mentoring and awarding a grant via the Fashion Focus Fund. This programme, which was previously open to only Nigerian talent will now be taking applications from all over Africa.

Before the main show in October, Fashion Focus City Tours will take place in various cities across Africa including Abuja, Enugu, Ghana, Lagos, Nairobi and Port -Harcourt.

See below for other programs line up on the road to October:

Green Fashion Access – A competition aimed at Nigerian students, to begin to raise awareness of the need to make sustainable choices in the Nigerian fashion industry and simultaneously, to discover raw fashion talents

Graduate Fashion Exchange – A series of workshops targeted at empowering fashion photographers and filmmakers on the Nigerian fashion scene

SHF Presents – Following our success last year, in partnership with Nigeria Export Promotion Council, our access to market initiative will continue in London, New York and Milan

Africa House New York – An initiative by Pangolin LLC – Africa House is a week-long members’ club, convening a vibrant network of policy-makers, thought leaders, business executives, entrepreneurs, artists anddesigners, all of whom are vested in the economic, social or cultural development of Africa.

#LFWNG Important Dates:

  • Applications Open – July 1st

– Fashion Focus Africa

– Green Fashion Access

– Graduate Fashion Exchange

  • SHF Presents x NEPC: July to September 2018
  • Fashion Focus City Tours: 20th – 31st August 2018
  • Runway Shows: 24th – 27th October 2018
  • Fashion Business Series: 25th October 2018
  • Fashion Focus Talks: 26th– 27th October 2018

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