It was Brian Herbert who said, “The capacity to learn is a gift, the ability to learn is a skill and the willingness to learn is a choice”. Choosing to learn again and again is one choice every designer must make, to stay up to date with trends in the fashion industry
Fashion shows are another category of events you can learn from.
We have curated a list of events in Nigeria and other parts of Africa that can be of benefit to fashion brands. Let’s look at them.
#1 Paper, Tape, and Fabric
This is a beginner’s sewing class that is organized by GM Fashion and Craft School. This training will cover Sewing Machine Basics, How to take proper body measurements, Fabric Cutting basics among others. The schedule for the training is as follows
Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Time : 10a.m – 2p.m
Location: Gravity Centre. 11, Chief Henry Ojogho Crescent, off Engr George Enenmoh Crescent, off Freedom Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
#2 Introduction to Technical fashion drawing
Do not let the ‘technical’ faze you, sketching the intended design you have in mind is a good skill for a designer to have in the Fashion Industry, although there are now softwares that can help with that. In this training organized by the Academy Hub, designers will be exposed to how to communicate their fashion ideas in visual form.
The event will be facilitated by Omonigho Aito -Imonah and the details are below:
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time : 11a.m
Location: The Assembly Hub. Block 52A, Plot 15b Omorinre Johnson Street, Lekki Phase One, Lagos
You can register here, the event is a paid event.
#3 Vanskere Mentorship Programme
For the third year in a row, Morsi is organizing the Vanskere Mentorship Program. Evans Akere of Vanskere will be joined by Adebayo David Eweje, Ejiro Amos Tafiri and Publicist Moriam Musa
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time : 12p.m – 3:00pm
Location: Sweet Sensation Building. 62, Isaac John, Ikeja, GRA, Lagos
Although free, there are limited spaces available. Thus, Interested designers and fashion enthusiasts are required to send their name, phone number and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org to register
#4 EOA FashionShow
This fashion show is organized by Elegushi Oluwaseun Adeniyi and the EOA modelling agency to celebrate the African contemporary style.
The event is themed ‘ Fashion Redefined’. Registration costs 2000 naira and 5000 naira for Regular and VIP participants respectively. It is scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 2p.m.
Location: Dreamworld Africana Orchid Road, Eleganza Bus Stop, Lekki, Ajah, Lagos
#5 Lagos Social Media Week (SMW)
The annual conference, considered to be Africa’s largest technology and innovation event is in it’s 8th year. The last edition had over 20,000 attendees during the week and had a online social reach of 557 million. Imagine what this could translate to in terms of media visibility, brand reach, networking opportunity. Just imagine…
SMW Lagos will focus on ideas, trends, insights, business practices and policy that use technology to transform industries and communities around Africa.
#6 The Design Indaba Event
The Design Indaba Event will hold in Capetown, South Africa from 26th February to 28th February, 2020. The event is for designers and creatives in general , to help them rethink situations and seize the opportunity to make impact in the land. You can find more details about the event here.
Those are some of the events happening this week that you can learn from, and network in for your own brand. Enjoy!