Legendary Gold Limited is proud to announce that Nigeria’s premier fashion event – Nigeria Fashion Show (NFS) is back, bigger and better as Africa’s first fashion reality Tv show. Since 1997, the Nigeria Fashion Show has been staged annually and contributed immensely in giving birth to today’s Nigerian fashion industry.
The Nigeria Fashion Show is the first and only national fashion event in Nigeria. It is a competition for young and upcoming fashion designers from across Nigeria. It has been the biggest designers contest in Nigeria. Past winners had shot up to the top of the Nigerian fashion industry after winning the NFS. Prizes had included all expense trips to participate in the international edition of the Nigeria Fashion Show in Paris, Milan, New York, London and so on.
Past winners and participants include Zizi Cardow, Deola Sagoe, Mudi Africa, Frank Oshodi, Modela Couture, Nobel Afrique, Kese Jabare among others
The Nigeria Fashion Show over 2 decades reoriented Nigerian designers to looking inward for inspiration by encouraging them to using local fabrics, accessories and designs. It also reoriented Nigerians to patronizing Nigerian designers by wearing locally made clothes hence the permanent theme ‘NFS says dress Nigerian’. To this end, dress code to attend Nigeria Fashion Show is strictly Nigerian outfits.
The Nigeria Fashion Show brought vibrancy and excellence to the Nigerian fashion industry. This event over the years has created exposure and marketing opportunities for Nigerian designers both locally and internationally. It has also brought about a huge patronage and appreciation for locally made clothes, fashion accessories and lifestyle products by Nigerians.
The Nigeria Fashion Show’s major goal is to re-orient Nigerian designers to look inward for inspiration. To this end, the event makes it compulsory for all participants to use only locally sourced fabrics and accessories for their production line. Through the NFS, Nigerian designers are encouraged to research into their various ethnic cultural backgrounds and come up with creative, original and innovative designs that have global appeal. As a result, the Nigeria Fashion Show is usually rich in content because participating designers draws inspiration from over 250 ethnic groups from across Nigeria.
The zonal screening of Nigeria Fashion Show reality Tv series comes up 16th, 18th & 20th October in Abuja, Port Harcourt & Lagos respectively.
The 20 designers that will be selected from the 3 zonal screenings will be unveiled in an event at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja 25th November, 2018. After the unveiling event, the 20 designers will be put in an incubator workshop for a month from where 10 designers will be eliminated. The final 10 designers will be presented at the grand finale of the Nigeria Fashion Show which will take place in Lagos in June 2019. The best designer at the grand finale will be declared Nigeria’s best designer.
According to Lexy Mojo-Eyes, CEO of Legendary Gold Limited, this is stepping up the game again for the Nigerian fashion industry. The goal is to discover and create new entrepreneurs in the Nigerian fashion industry.
Partners include Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Design Essentials, Ethiopian Airlines, German Embassy in Nigeria, Atunda Entertainmenet, Ebony Life Tv, Studio 24. The Abuja event is co-organized by Yankee Entertainment