The highly anticipated Winasbet Nigerian Student Fashion And Design Week 2015 has come and gone but the memories from the fashion week will not be forgotten anytime soon. The event is gradually becoming
one of the biggest fashion events in Nigeria. NSFDW took place at the University of Lagos on the 17th and 18th of July 2015 and it had an impressive turn out of celebrities, fashionistas, students, buyers and the press.
Guest Judges Kola Kuddus, Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, Tewa Onasanya and Onome Fasan were present to select the most creative designers. 15 Universities were represented at this year’s edition.
Day One July 17th (Host- Saygee And Yemi Akamo)
Oyinyechi Amadi-Thompson the creative director of St O’MaaN an
undergraduate student of Wisconsin Intl University Ghana opened the
show at about 7pm. The other designers were Olorie Martins (Babcock
University), Bibilawrence (Yabatech), Layolooks (TolumiFashion
People), Morafa (University of Lagos), Joymarie (National Open
University of Nigeria), House of Annie Oti (Obafemi Awolowo
University), T.I.O Clothings (University of Lagos) and Shirley Swiss
(National Open University of Nigeria).
Day Two July 18th (Host- Saygee, Yemi Akamo, Skillz Unilag FM and
Ariyike Akinbobola Spice Tv)
The 2nd day opened with a pre gala show at 6:00pm with host Saygee and
Yemi Akamo. Oluwafolakemi Aigbirior creative director of Fowal flair,
Alumna of the Obafemi Awolowo University opened the show with her
“Elegel” collection, other designers were Omidan by Enitan (Babcock
Love’N’Saints Fashion House (Obafemi Awolowo University), Cy’s Fits
Couture (University of Technology Adamawa), ShidarlbyDq (University of
Lagos), Theresa Reebs (Obafemi Awolowo University) and Obeampeh
Couture (University of Ghana) closed the show.
The Gala show started at about 8pm with Onomene Couture (Covenant
University), opening the show with her “Spot Light” collection.
Followed were designs from Mesoben (Image Plus Design And Fashion
School), Afrik Abaya (Bayero University Kano) O’khiemms Couture (
Lagos State School of Nursing), Kidwit (University of Sheffield),
Bloke Oluwajimi (University of Agriculture Abeokuta), Brandelle
(Igbenedion University), AZARIEL (University of Lagos), Precious Eye
Fashion (Lagos State University), Conae Insignia (Bells University)
and Oza Couture (Babcock University).
The judges announced Hauwa Liman of AFRIK ABAYA from Bayero University
Kano as the Most creative designer, the 1st runner up was Joymary
Okafor of JOYMARIE from National Open University Nigeria & the 2nd
runner up was Seun Morafa of M O R A F A from the University of Lagos.
The Winner will have the platform to showcase at the Africa Fashion
Week Nigeria 2016 with her showcase fee fully sponsored by AFWN. The top 3 designers will also enjoy massive publicity through NSFDW media networks.
In a brief chat with Mr Ololade Soyemi Business Analyst & Development
Manager of Winasbet Nigeria, he said “Life is a rare opportunity to
make your mark and create your own history by accomplishing real deeds in the face of
impediments. Winasbet as lead/headline sponsor of NSFDW in the last 3years concurrently was glad to be part of the winning initiative aimed at driving youth and graduate entrepreneur development across tertiary institution in Nigeria.
NSFDW is an initiative of Uk/Nigerian based fashion promoting company;
BlackNBold Fashion House in partnership with Africa Fashion Week
London and Mahogany Productions.
Photocredit: Ojhay Photography, Oj Media and Studio 360
The event was supported by:
Ob9ja Management, Konga.com, Lacasera, Tolumi Fashion People, Tokad
Intl, Unilag Guest House, Jovago.com, Dassy Beauty House, Beau Allure,
Sylvia Mak, Happiness makeovers and Lekeshades.