As the countdown begins for ARISE Fashion Week 2020, the organisation hosted select media personalities and social media influencers to a pre-event brunch at a scenic Lagos location.
In attendance were top Nigerian influencers, editors, stylists and media representatives including Timini Egbuson, Derin Odugbesan-Thomas, Temisan Emmanuel, Moses Ebite, Jennifer Oseh among others.
With the theme ‘30 under 30: The New Stars,’ this year’s edition will mark the first time ARISE Fashion Week is awarding monetary prizes to designers.
According to Co-Producer, ARISE Fashion Week 2020 Ruth Osime:
The whole idea is to help assist young designers in building their brands. We need a breath of fresh air. We need younger people to get into this space and be given the accreditation they certainly deserve.
A total of $500,000 will be awarded to the designers whose creative works will be judged based on aesthetics, presentation and market value. The prizes will be awarded on the third and final day of the event, Saturday, December 12.
Notable names on the runway include Naomi Campbell, Alpha Dia and Alton Mason. Also expected as judges are Reni Folawiyo, Kehinde Wiley, Mobolaji Dawodu, Niyi Okuboyejo and Odion Oseni.
The event which will hold from the 11th – the 13th of December, will be virtual and broadcast to a worldwide audience on the organisation’s ARISEPLAY streaming service.
See more photos from the event below