The biggest fashion event platform in Nigeria that aims at promoting young and emerging fashion designers is set to go big as we celebrate our 5th anniversary of Nigerian Student Fashion & Design Week. NSFDWeek also showcases current collections from established designers who are role models to these emerging designers.
We are going big this year 2017, with our models, designers and even a new VENUE.
This year’s edition is scheduled to hold August 19th & 20th at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos. For its 5th anniversary, NSFDW5 will feature 25 designers taking over the runway.
We bring to you some designers to look out for at this edition.
Threads by Nessa
Postgraduate student from University of Ibadan, Vanessa Onize started “Threads by Nessa” in 2013 but before then her love for fashion started as a child, she would gather old silk scarves and materials using needle & thread to make little dresses for her doll.
She studied fashion designs videos from fashion blogger (Claire Sulmers of fashion bomb daily), international fashion designer (Tracy Resse) and celebrity make-up artist (Sam fine).
Threads by Nessa will debut its collection “Urban Fantasy”. She heard about NSFDW on Instagram and decided to put aside her fears and apply.
The creative designer behind the brand is Okiemute Egerega, a graduate of College Education Warri and OSC Fashion Institute in Lagos. She started making dresses as a kid practicing with her mother’s sewing tools.
Pinkies Stitches will be showcasing her collection “Superwoman” at the Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week.
Aumoh heard about Nigerian Student Fashion and Design Week on Facebook and decided it was a good platform to showcase her designs. She studied fashion illustration with OSC Fashion Institute in Lagos and designed with Institito di morda burgo. She is also a graduate of University of Lagos and holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from a UK University.
Her expectations from NSFDW, “Hoping to get business exposure on the platform, also connect with other designers and get more exposure”, she will be showcasing her collection “Aurora”. Her pieces will show how creative this designer can be.
After getting her OND from Polytechnic Oko, she decided that the banking sector wasn’t the place for her and went ahead to study fashion design for a year. She describes her style as a unique and will be showcasing her collection called “Nature’s Queen”.
Styleshe Couture will be strutting on NSFDW’s runway for the first time and believes it will create more exposure and share her creativity with the world.
The impeccable fashionista and law undergraduate started his fashion line by creating a fashion collection for his fellow law colleagues in University of Lagos.
He will be showing his collection “The Twelve Apostles” at NSFDW runway, which would not be his first runway show. His designs have been featured on various fashion platforms.
This Engineering undergraduate at University of Lagos started his fashion line by learning from a friend who is a tailor. He will be showcasing his collection “The Tailor” at NSFDW5.
She started by making dresses for her siblings’ dolls and turning her mother’s wrappers into crop tops before expanding to proper fashion line. After graduating from University of Nsukka, she decided to head to Evelyn tailor school of fashion and design.
On choosing NSFDW to showcase her collection, “NSFDW has a strong history of harnessing potential in emerging designers and turn them into celebrated brands. Having studied this trend, I knew NSFDW was the best place to showcase”.
Adara Atelier will be showcasing “Play” collection at NSFDW5
This recent graduate of Igbinedion University Okada started his fashion line in his 2nd year in University in 2013. His unique style of dressing attracted attention from his fellow students and they started requesting for his designs.
On his designs. “Simple and sophisticated in a complex way because there is an inspiration behind every design which I have to interpret in my own unique style”.
He has worn “Best Fashion Designer and “Entrepreneur of the year” from his school’s fashion event where he showcased his first ever collection.
On choosing NSFDW, “NSFDW is a great platform that encourages our art, creativity, passion & hard work as young Nigerians, hence, the best for any young designer with a foresight in this industry would definitely want to be part of the NSFDW vision”.
Makaris Wear will be showcasing “The Extraordinaire” collection at NSFDW5
The creative director behind M’briel fashion is Maureen Ebhodaghe, a graduate of Ambrose Alli University where she studied agriculture (soil science) and went on to study at Zaris fashion and style academy. Her growth into fashion started naturally, she just loved the idea of combining fabrics of different colours.
M’Briel Fashion will be showcasing “Garden Romance” collection at NSFDW5
As the name implies, this designer started a fashion line for kids as a hobby but now a business empire. The graduate of Computer Science from Nnamdi Azikwe University wants more awareness for fashion lines for children.
Tiny Fitting will be showcasing “High Fashion Kids” collection at NSFDW5
On choosing NSFDW, he believes it will give him a platform to show his unique designs and offer more exposure.