Heineken Lagos Fashion Week is poised to return from October 27th -30th 2021. For the last decade, Lagos Fashion Week has continuously celebrated the African heritage and its craftsmanship that’s creatively expressed by African designers annually in Lagos, one of Africa’s most vibrant cities. In the last few years, Lagos Fashion Week has concentrated on moving the conversation beyond creativity to add value to the industry through co-creation, collaboration and community.
African owned fashion businesses are at the forefront of shaping the future of fashion with their natural agility, inbuilt approach to traceability and transparency that is required for fashion business(es) to survive in a post-covid world. It is with this backdrop that this year we launched the 3rd edition of the Green Access Competition- a talent discovery platform aimed to encourage designers to create with a strong focus on strengthening our circular fashion ecosystem.
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This year, the shortlisted semi-finalists in the Green Access Competition include: Femi Ajose, Founder/Creative Director, Cute-Saint, Desirée Iyama, Founder/Creative Director, Desirée Iyama, Funke Asinobi-Ola, Co-founder, FIA, Oyindamola Aleshinloye, Founder/Creative Director, Kadiju, Gift Olohije, Founder/Creative Director, Lohije, Fatima Lagundoye, Founder/Creative Director, Y’wandeLag. The top five Green Access finalists will be commissioned to design a collection that will be showcased on the Lagos Fashion Week Runway.
To ensure the safety of all the guests, the following COVID-19 protocols have been put in place:
Lagos Fashion Week encourages all team members, designers, technical partners and guests to complete the Covid Vaccination programme offered by the Nigerian Government and the NPHCDA. The selection of participating models and interns will be prioritised to those fully vaccinated by October 15th.
All participating designers and styling teams will be required to show evidence of a negative PCR test taken no longer than 48 hours before requested access to production areas of the Lagos Fashion Week tents. Testing will be required before access is granted to designers, styling teams and press.
Guests are also encouraged to be completely vaccinated in order to attend the shows. Lagos Fashion Week guests will be required to take all safety precautions and will be required to wear masks in the Lagos Fashion Week tents and during the shows.
The countdown is officially on! It’s 27 days to go and the city of Lagos will once again come alive as Lagos Fashion Week returns.