Great news for the Nigerian fashion industry! Omoyemi Akerele of StyleHouse Files Lagos is a finalist for the Tommy Hilfiger Social Innovation Challenge!
Akerele, who is one of the biggest forces in the fashion industry in Nigeria, and arguably on the continent, has been dubbed one of the fashion catalysts globally and is #BOF500 honoree 6 years in a row, has been picked out of what we can imagine is several hundreds of applicants to participate in the final stage of the challenge.
“Our brand has a strong history of mentoring and supporting talented individuals who have the drive to turn bold ideas into a reality,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “The future success of our industry depends on proactively discovering and nurturing innovative projects that can create real social change. The TOMMY HILFIGER Social Innovation Challenge is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on incredible ideas that could change the lives of people through a more positive and inclusive fashion landscape.”
And whilst its all been a little hush hush – with no formal announcement from parent company PVH Corp or Tommy Hilfiger – we spotted this confirmation on Omoyemi’s Instagram story.
We are really rooting for her to win.