The Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN) is set to hold its RUNWAY FADAN 2016 in Abuja next month. Previous events had been held in Lagos and the decision to shift the event to Abuja this year was to make sure the whole country was accorded an inclusive status for FADAN members.
The five days event would commence on October 4 with FADAN Awareness Walk which kicks off from the front of NASS to the Unity fountain by Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. This will be followed by an exhibition and sub-skills acquisition workshop taking place on October 6 & 7 at The Exhibition Hall of the Abuja Arts and Culture Centre by ICC, Abuja by 10am
The Skills Acquisition Workshop will offer opportunities to individuals to boost their knowledge in fashion design while the Exhibition will create a veritable platform for designers to expose their best in creative designs in fashion.
The Event Gala Night would hold on Oct 8 at The Main Ball room, NICON Luxury Hotel, Abuja from 4pm.
The beauty of our culture and people would be demonstrated by young and top notch designers with their innovative creativity exhibited in their collections.
FADAN CLOTHES 5000 IDP CHILDREN is the CSR focus for this year’s RUNWAY FADAN. The Association felt there was need to partner with other like-minded organizations to bring relief to the fate of these victims of unfortunate circumstances. In this regards FADAN would be donating 5000 clothing items to children in the IDP Camp.
The cream-de-le-cream of the Society, First Ladies, members of the Diplomatic Corp and Captains of industy amongst others would be part of this event. The President of FADAN, Mrs Funmi Ajila-Ladipo, says the association is set for capacity building, to enable Nigeria take her position as a world class fashion destination. With this in view, it is ready to reposition itself to meet the demands of the new frontiers in global garment production. FADAN is the recognised body of the Fashion Designers profession in Nigeria, duly incorporated in 1989 by the then Federal Ministry of Trade and Corporate Affairs,it has state chapters all over the Country.
FADAN now operates from its current National Headquarters at the National Theatre Lagos.