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House of Silk, Meena, Orange Culture & 9 others make the MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week Awards 2012 “Top 12 Young Designers Finalists”.

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After holding auditions in Port Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos, the 12 finalists that will show their collections in October during MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week Awards have been chosen (and we are glad as we’ve featured 3 of them already!!)

Those chosen don’t only get the chance to show their collections during Lagos Fashion & Design Week which holds on the 24th of October – the 27th 2012, they have already been through special Subtraction classes sponsored by British Council Nigeria and facilitated Julian Roberts; the inventor of a garment pattern cutting method called ‘Subtraction Cutting’, which he demonstrates live in front of large audiences in America and the UK, teaching people of all ages and levels of expertise how to construct creative clothing.

Their classes also started with discussions about Fashion Film with British Council’s Tolu Ogunlesi:

Fashion PR, by Ijeoma Ndekwu of Red Rick:

& Fashion Design by Womenswear Designer, Lanre Da Silva:

Like that’s not fun enough! The winner of the MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week Young Designers Award goes home with a whooping 4 Million Naira!!!

without further ado, these are this years lucky 12 Designer Finalists for the MTN LFDW 2012 Awards:

Jennifer Adighije of House of Silk

Uju Offiah of Meena

Adebayo Oke – Lawal of Orange Culture

Karen Jacobs of 1883

Agu Anumudu – Agu

Kehinde Osotimehin of Belle Du Jour

Isi Atagamen of Isi Atagamen Label

Joshua Udiminue (Not pictured)

Ponmile Olawoye of Mi – Le

Buchi Okoro of Old Religion

Wana Sambo of Wana Sambo

Wisdom Anaba of  Weiz Dhurm Franklyn

The bar for other emerging African fashion industries is always set high by the talent coming out of Nigeria. If the emerging generation of designers is any indication of what’s to come, it looks like that trend will continue.

About LFDW:
The Lagos Fashion and Design Week is a premiere fashion event taking place in October 2012, which aims to drive the Nigerian fashion economy and lift its profile with the industry by bringing together buyers, consumers and the media to view the current collections of designers in the fashion capital of Lagos, Nigeria.

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