In a bid to empower creatives in the African fashion industry, Heineken Lagos Fashion Week 2019 is set to host Fashion Focus Talks, a platform aimed at inspiring collaboration among fashion talents to achieve sustainable businesses and a thriving socio-economic industry through a series of curated free talks.
Fashion Focus Talks, an offshoot of Fashion Focus Africa (the Lagos Fashion Week talent scouting and nurturing platform), will be hosted in Lagos, Abuja, Dakar and Kigali —four cities across Africa — to hold talks about partnership with the key players in the industry.
With Lagos being the first city to host this year’s inaugural talk on August 15th and Abuja, Dakar and Kigali following on the 20th, 24th and 31st August respectively, this year’s theme, Beyond Creativity will address the future of fashion and the need to drive conversations beyond the beauty of craftsmanship to how more value can be created within the ecosystem.
Commenting on the event, founder and executive director of Style House Files, Omoyemi Akerele says:
“Following the introduction of Fashion Focus Talks beyond Nigerian cities last year, we are excited to bring the talks to two new cities this year – Dakar and Kigali. Sharing, networking and collaboration are powerful and necessary for today’s fashion businesses. We aim to create an environment that fosters these elements through the Fashion Focus Talks. We look forward to driving meaningful conversations, that will positively impact the creatives within these regions with the knowledge to propel their businesses forward.”
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Attendance to all Fashion Focus Talks is free, only registration is required. Click here to register to attend. Applications for this year’s Fashion Focus Africa incubator programme will open on August 15th details and criteria to follow.
Meanwhile, remember to save the date —Lagos Fashion Week 2019 tagged, Shaping Fashion’s Future to hold from October 23rd-26th 2019 at Balmoral, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
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