Event to showcases African designs
Today marks the opening of the ARISE Fashion Week show in Lagos, Nigeria, a virtual event exhibiting the work of 30 designers.
ARISE has become one of the most prominent fashion shows in Africa.
International model Naomi Campbell has been championing ARISE, which this year sees fashion designers competing for a total of US$500,000 in prize money.
The virtual show will be hosted by Femi Oke and Seyitan Atigarin and will take place at the Lakowe Beach and Golf Resort. There will be performances by the band The Cavemen and also Wurld.
ARISE promotes and celebrates designers from Africa and the Diaspora. Since ARISE first began in 2009, designers such as Oswald Boateng, Bethany Williams, Robert Cavali, Ituen Basi and Deola Sagoe have shown their work at this event.
This year sees an emphasis on designers under the age of 30, with designs by Bibi, Bloke, Clan, Geto, DNA, Elfreda Dali, T.I. Nathan, Ziva Lagos and Fruche on display.
“The whole idea is to help assist young designers in building their brand. We need a breath of fresh air. We need younger people to get into this space and be given the accreditation they deserve,” said co-producer of ARISE fashion Week, Ruth Osine.
ARISE closes tomorrow, December 12.