Africa Fashion Week Nigeria showcases latest fashion

The Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) 2016 which kicked off in Nigeria’s economic hub Lagos this weekend attracts a large number of spectators.

More than 60 designers from across Africa are showcasing their latest designs at this year’s event, one of the biggest fashion shows in Africa.

This year’s fashion week which also marks the third edition of the event represents the latest trend and changes in Nigerian as well as African fashion industry.

Lucky Idike of the Bank of Industry, one of the sponsors of this year’s show said the Bank of Industry is collaborating with AFWN because it is a platform designed to grow the textile and fashion industry in Nigeria.

He added the show focuses on bringing out fashion innovation and creativity among young Nigerians.

The AFWN, a sister event to the Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) which was launched in 2014 has gained increasing attention in recent years.

This year’s AFWN will last until July 3 and is expected to attract over 5000 visitors including buyers, industry professionals and fashion enthusiasts to Lagos.

 

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