The 8th annual edition of the Fashion Focus Talks hosted by Lagos Fashion Week successfully held in four of Africa’s major cities – Abuja, Accra, Lagos and Nairobi – from the 26th of August to the 2nd of September 2018. This year’s talks themed – “Building From Within” – featured some of the industry’s noteworthy creatives who gave insights on how to create and sustain a world-class brand.
Title sponsors, Heineken remain a proud partner of Fashion Focus, an initiative that is in alignment with their continued support for the creative industry.
Sharing their thoughts in each city were: Andrea Iyamah, Vanessa Bannerman, Rukky Ladoja, Adebayo Oke-Lawal, Omoyemi Akerele, Ituen Basi, Aisha Ayensu, Sacha Okoh, Kike Ojewale, Ronke Bamisedun, Claudia Lumor, Og Okonkwo, Nkwo Onwuka, Adama Indimi, James Kahuri, Diana Opoti and Sunny Dolat, who gave insightful advice and spoke on their experiences on how to create an identity for your brand, own it and build it in a manner it stands out from others.
In Abuja and Accra, speakers reinforced the underlying theme of the talks by highlighting the importance of having the right business plan, telling the African story through indigenous brands and choosing the right team. The 2018 Fashion Focus Africa applications are still open.
The FFA programme is dedicated to the growth and promotion of emerging talents in the fashion industry through mentoring and awarding of a grant via the Fashion Focus Fund. View and fill FFA application forms on their website www.lagosfashionweek.ng. Applications close 14th of September, 2018.
A look at more photos from the talks across cities…
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