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Fashion Cool Kids Step Out For Design Fashion Africa’s Media Cocktail

Akin Faminu and Angel Obasi

This past Tuesday, some of our favourite fashionistas came together to witness the launch of Design Fashion Africa at a very exclusive media cocktail held at the scenic Sky Lounge of Eko Hotels & Suites.

Design Fashion Africa
Akin Faminu and Angel Obasi

The DFA initiative which is set to change the future of fashion design in Africa, is starting a hunt for someone who could become the next best fashion designer out of Africa. The platform presents a unique opportunity to empower existing and upcoming designers to commercialize their talents. DFA plans to showcase the best of African fashion to the world. Beyond just a showcase, the program plans to provide some training during the fashion bootcamp, after which finalists would be selected.

Design Fashion Africa
Mai Atafo, Idia Aisien, Dr Yemi Amusan and Dr Felix King

For fashion enthusiasts, this initiative is expected to provide a trove of delightful activities – from the online fashion challenge down to the runway show which is expected to again attract top models and fashion designers from Nigeria and across Africa. A major highlight as announced by the event organisers would be the marketplace, where guests can purchase outfits and fashion accessories. 

Design Fashion Africa
Idia Aisien and Kelechi Amadi-Obi

While Mai Atafo is expected to be the Fashion Resource on the project, he will be joined by Idia Aisen, who will serve as a spokesperson and other celebrities and style experts, especially for the fashion academy which will run for about a day before the finalist designers who would present on the runway get selected. 

See more photos from the event below.

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