What do you get when 6 luxury designers; Andrea Iyamah, Bridget Awosika, Grey, Lisa Folawiyo, Loza Maleombho, and Vathiswa by Keji come together to orchestrate their idea of a “designer shirt”? Pure magic.
In between running around for shows, talking with designers, tracking the season’s new trends, meeting fashion’s most established names, The Heineken Experience Tent has definitely become a haven having for shopperholics and #BellaStylistas who definitely know quality.
Among other fast-moving fashion items, the designer shirts are what everybody can’t get enough of. Maybe because they are intricately manufactured locally by top high-end designers or the 15,000 naira price tag is just too good to be true.
Lisa Folawiyo‘s totally on trend striped boxy shirts sold out almost immediately with other designs being snatched off the racks.
If you haven’t got any of these chic designs, no need for “sold out” anxiety, all shirts will continue to be re-stocked and retailed exclusively at Lagos Fashion & Design Week – over the four day period.
The Designers’ Consociate Designer Shirt Project in collaboration with The Human Capital Development centre project aims to bring to the forefront the work of the NEPC HCDC apparel manufacturing training center, which over the last year has through training, created a skilled set of garment manufacturers, now co-operating as a factory.
By promoting and highlighting this enterprise, they are encouraging the production of designer garments locally and further maintaining the notion that manufacturing locally is indeed possible, equally in large numbers, to the benefit of the Fashion Industry and the economy as a whole.
Designers Consociate is committed to engineering growth and development by creating sustainable solutions across the fashion supply chain. From creative collaborations to innovation led partnerships to business and brand developments embodying advocacy, it is a catalyst for a dynamic fashion industry.
Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week
Lagos Fashion & Design Week (LFDW) is a four-day fashion event bringing together buyers, consumers, and the media, to view the collections of the best African designers, in Lagos, the fashion capital of Nigeria. As one of the leading fashion events on the African fashion calendar, the platform aims to drive the Nigerian and ultimately, the African fashion industry through its continued dedication to the growth and promotion of creative, as well as gradually reposition fashion as a tool for commerce and creativity on the continent. LFDW offers access to approximately 7000 local and international guests over the four-day period.
Human Capital Development Center
The NEPC HCDC is an apparel manufacturing training center that’s designed to co-operate as a factory. This is part of a two-pronged strategy to ensure that students gain exposure to the “Best of Nigerian” manufacturing while training and simultaneously, produce well-made apparels for export under AGOA – the African Growth and Opportunities Act.