Heineken Lagos Fashion Week Fashion Focus Africa 2018 for young Fashion Entrepreneurs

Fashion Focus is a program that is dedicated to the growth and promotion of emerging talent in the fashion industry. In partnership with FETS Wallet and Avivere, Fashion Focus presents unique opportunities for emerging talents to harness their skills through business development workshops, creative workshops, and mentorships. This year-long opportunity affords young designers with the tools they need to facilitate innovation, growth and commercial success.

Fashion Focus is a program that’s dedicated to the growth and promotion of young and emerging fashion talent in Africa.

In partnership with FETS Wallet and Avivere, Fashion Focus presents unique opportunities for emerging talents to harness their skills through business development workshops, creative workshops, and mentorships.

This year-long opportunity affords young designers with the tools they need to facilitate innovation, growth and commercial success.

Alumni of the Fashion Focus programme include Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Gozel Green, Iamisigo, Kenneth Ize, Maxivive, Meena, Orange Culture, and Sisiano. In March 2018, 2017/18 Fashion Focus Finalist, Emmy Kasibit was the recipient of the Fashion Focus Fund. Emmy received a cash grant of N5,000,000 (Five Million Naira) to support his business.

Benefits of Applying

  • Eligibility to apply for the #LFWNG Fashion Focus Fund
  • Business and Creative Skills Workshop
  • Business and Creative Mentoring
  • Opportunity to showcase at LFW in 2019
  • Endless access to market opportunities

 

Application Criteria

  • Designers must have a minimum of 2 years working experience
  • Designers will be required to send moodboards and sketches of their work in addition to physical samples
  • Designers must have existing points of sale
  • Designers must be capable of developing and presenting a full collection

Phase 1:
Applications and Screening

July – September 2018

Phase 2:
Semi Finalists Presentations

October 2018

10 shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their work to a selection panel at Lagos Fashion Week.

Phase 3:
Fashion Focus Five Announcement and Commencement

December – January 2019

The Fashion Focus Africa Five for 2018/2019 will be announced.

Application Deadline: September 14, 2018

View and fill out application forms here: http://lagosfashionweek.ng

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