untitled (20 of 25)LAGOS, September 6, 2015 — Tonight, the Jaguar Lagos Fashion Awards (JLFA) in
collaboration with Jaguar Lagos unveiled the list of nominees of the 2015 Jaguar
Lagos Fashion Awards at Maison Fahrenheit, Victoria Island.

The unveiling cocktail party, sponsored by international drinks brand G.H Mumm, was
attended by industry heavyweights in both the fashion and music industry including
Audu Maikori, former head of Chocolate City, Funmi St. Matthew Daniel of Jumia
Fashion, and Taiwo Okunoren of the Okunoren menswear brand. Emerging designers and
artisans engaged the distinguished guests while congratulating the newly recognised
nominees in the different categories.

The Jaguar Lagos Fashion Awards recognises and celebrates the extraordinary ground
covered by innovative professionals in the Nigerian fashion scene. The awards were
created in response to the absence of indigenous platforms highlighting and
rewarding the efforts and skillset in the local fashion industry.

“We’re pleased to partner with a brand that recognises the burgeoning Lagos fashion
scene and highlights the continuous efforts of the local fashion industry,” said
Creative Director of the Jaguar Lagos Fashion Awards, Bolaji Animashaun. “This
couldn’t have happened at a better time especially now that Lagos has gained
standing as one of the global fashion capitals.”

The finalists of the Jaguar Lagos Fashion Awards were selected solely on the
criteria of Innovation: their ability to cover new ground and open new frontiers in
their fields; Performance: how well they are able to transmute their ideas into
commercially viable and critically successful products and Design: an attention to
distinction in process, detailing and workmanship. Notable designers and industry
persons were recognised in the categories of Men’s wear, Women’s wear, Accessories,
emerging designers, High street retailers/brands, Luxury Retail/brands, Model of the
Year, Fashion Creators, Fashion Influencers and Best Media Campaign, among others.

Womenswear Designer Nominees

A leading Nigerian ready-to-wear designer who has been instrumental in enhancing
women’s fashion in the past year.

– Maki Oh

– Lisa Folawiyo

– Ejiro Amos-Tafiri

– Ituen Basi

Menswear Designer Nominees

A leading Nigerian designer of ready-to-wear who has been instrumental in enhancing
men’s fashion in the past year.

– Okunoren

– Mai Atafo

– Orange Culture

Accessories Designer Nominees

An innovative and directional designer of shoes, jeweler, millinery or accessories
within the past year who has been instrumental in enhancing accessories within
fashion.

– Post Imperial

– Zashadu

– Shem Paronelli

Emerging Designer Nominees

An innovative and directional designer who is emerging as a growing force in
Nigerian women’s wear or men’s wear.

– Kenneth Ize

– Gozel Green

-Iamisigo

High Street Retailer/Brand Nominees

Special recognition award for a retailer that has made a particularly special or
unique difference to the retail landscape stimulating interest and encouraging new
partners to work together.

– Grey Velvet

– GREY

– Jumia.com

– Eve and Tribe

Luxury Retailer Nominees

Special recognition award for a retailer that has made a particularly special or
unique difference to the retail landscape stimulating interest and encouraging new
partners to work together.

– Alara

– Temple Muse

– Polo Avenue

– Poosh

Fashion Influencer Nominees

An individual who most embodies the spirit of Nigerian fashion and has been
instrumental in the growth of Nigeria as a creative fashion capital.

– Dumebi Iyamah

– Amaka Osakwe

– Omoyemi Akerele

Model of the Year Nominees

A Nigerian model who has contributed most to the local and international fashion
scene in the past year.

– Mayowa Nicholas

– Adeola Ariyo

– Opeyemi Awoyemi

– Victor Ndigwe

Fashion Creator

A professional that has advanced the industry using their skill or craft over the
last year

– Bimpe Ogunmakin

– Lakin Ogunbanwo

– Victor Ehikhamenor

Style Icon

An individual who most embodies the spirit of and is an international style
ambassador for Nigerian fashion.

-Nkiru Anumudu

-Eku Edewor

-Lisa Folawiyo

Best Campaign

Recognition of an outstanding media campaign that encompasses originality in its
message from concept to execution

– House of Tara “Color Burst” Tokyo James, Temidayo Akingbe

– Polo Avenue “ Style with Substance” Dimeji Alara, Lakin Ogunbanwo

– CLAN “Classics” Teni Sagoe, Lakin Ogunbanwo

Fashion Stylist

Recognition for outstanding work in personal and campaign styling over the last year.

Bubu Ogisi

Veronica Odeka

Dimeji Alara

Tokyo James

Fashion Photographer

A photographer who has distinguished himself through original, ground breaking work
in the local and international scene over the last year.

Lakin Ogunbanwo

Seye Isikalu

Ade Asiko

Remi Adetiba

New Media Influencer

An innovator who has channeled the possibilities of new media as a tool to promote
authentic style over the last year

Yagazie Emezi

Abisola Kola Daisi

Lisa Folawiyo

Red Carpet Designer

A innovative and directional designer who has distinguished themselves through
bespoke design for formal events.

Toju Foyeh

Weiz Dhurm Franklyn

April by Kunbi

Lifetime Achievement Recognition

Celebrating the cumulative achievements of a designer(s) and their efforts towards
advancing Nigeria as a global fashion capital.

Deola Sagoe

Ere Dappa

Tiffany Amber

About Jaguar

The Jaguar brand is renowned for its culture of excellence in design and
performance. Globally, Jaguar seeks to partner with platforms that excite the
imagination, particularly focusing on rich heritage and authentic design. Jaguar
seeks to foster experiences that illuminate the excellence of human effort.

Information on the Jaguar Lagos Fashion Awards will updated on @JaguarLFAwards on
Twitter, @JaguarLagosFashionAwards on Instagram and www.JaguarLagosFashionAwards.com
.

Contact

For press and sponsorship opportunities, please email
enquiries@jaguarlagosfashionawards.org

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