The unveiling of the Nigeria Fashion Show reality TV series in Abuja was witnessed by several important personalities in the country including celebrities and socialites.
Venue of the launch, Transcorp Hilton Abuja, saw the huge inflow of top diplomats, captains of industry, top government functionaries, Abuja socialites and fashionistas as guests arrived to the red carpet and networking cocktails from 5pm.
The event kicked off by 6.45pm by the hosts of the evening – Julius Agwu and Inya Ode. The 20 young designers that were being unveiled were introduced by Lexy Mojo-Eyes, CEO of Legendary Gold Limited, organizers of the Nigeria Fashion Show.
The fashion show started with the 20 designers showing a collection of 5 pieces each. They presented their collection in the following categories – casuals for a male and female, corporate for a male and female and 1 evening for a female.
There were goodwill messages by Mr Valatine Ozigbo, Managing Director of Transcorp Hilton, host partners of the event and His Excellency, the German Ambassador to Nigeria who were co-sponsors. There were also short remarks by 2 other partners – Tilahun Tadessa, traffic Manager of Ethiopian Airlines and Doyle Edeni, Managing Director of Blue Seal Group of Companies and Suso Initiative
The evening was spiced up with music and comedy by Stainless, Attih Soul, Abbey Sax and Amuta Stone. Victoria Avemano Couture and Ogodor from Lagos and Abuja respectively presented their summer collections as guests designers
It could be recalled that the 20 designers were selected out of 200 young designers from zonal preliminaries held in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagos in October 2018.
These designers are Perpetua Chukwukere – Perpzy Fashion (Imo State), Ogbo Sunday of Sundkings Clothing (Edo State), Annabel Chi – Bianel’s Clothing (Anambra State), Tega Obahor – TS Finery House of Fashion (Delta State), Akon Etim Asuquo – Fitted Affairs (Akwa Ibom State), Chinenye Nwasike Nenysty (Anambra State), Ibrahim Bunmi – Fabbody By Yeni (Kogi State), Umweni Ekhoowa – Ekosidentity (Edo State), Agada Love – Luvbucks – Benue State, Emenike Okereke (Abia State), Faith Utoro – Buraye (Delta State), Chienye James – Unusual Breed (Anambra State), Adedamola Oyelade – Adela Kiel (Oyo State), Austine Dibia – Plush Outfits By Dibiachy (Delta State), Nathaniel Gideon – Onyxgem Clothing (Oyo State), Adewole Olaide – Olis Collections (Ondo State), Alexander Nwoke – Xaint Xander (Abia State), Olegbenle Adegoke – Saints Calypso Couture (Osun State), Sheidi Owuza – Ow Couture (Kogi State) and Jide Anthony – J-Anthony Designs (Enugu State).
Partners for the Nigeria Fashion Show unveiling include Design Essentials, Ethiopian Airlines, Suso Initiative, Atunda Entertainmenet, Ebony Life Tv, Studio 24, AIT, Option A International, Alex Report and Blue Seal Group of Companies.