Monday, 19 October 2009
By OYINDAMOLA LAWAL
A WOMAN wants to look her best and is willing to try almost anything to enhance her appearance. You can make any outfit jump from ho-hum to fabulous just by supporting and enhancing your natural curves.
At the African Design Expo (ADE 2009), held from November 7 to 10 at Expo Hall, Eko Hotel and Suite, Victoria Island, Lagos; from the sexy and seductive to simple and sweet, intimate and appealing fabrics were showcased. they were the works of Queen Ahneva Ahneva Adeniyi Adegeye of Couture Africa.
Models showcased fabrics made into stunning styles; these include lace, leopard print, chiffon, ruffles, satin, sheer, hosiery, wedding lingerie, chemise, new wonder bra, frills, men pants and tights to mention a few.
Also on display were two-piece sets to mix and match, tights, corsets and one-piece.
FROM Patience Torlowei of Patience Peace Lingerie, the best of lingerie was on display from the formed and fitted to push up and control, no seam or full seam, and the ultras — this and that.
Also, from the ever-popular thongs to bra straps in a myriad of colours and bold patterns, the barely visible and clearly visible, Peace Lingerie made bold statement as they shone through the thin fabric of blouses, cotton shirts and lightweight sweaters.
The show was really an opportunity to change perception of African fashion. It was a month to see the creativity of African designers.
According to Queen Adegeye, Africa Design Expo is not going to be a one-off project. “We plan to take the show round the continent; it’s not going to be Nigeria alone. We will do everything possible to get this show to other parts of Africa. What this whole thing is about is that, we need an African design centre. We intend to institutionalise the project and create a world-class standard that will have immense potential of being an annual vehicle that will tour Africa and continue to represent Nigeria positively in the eyes of the world.”
Reproducing Oluchi, Agbani...
BY OYINDAMOLA LAWAL
Just like high profile international Nigerian models such as Oluchi Onweagba, Agbani Darego, Bunmi Ademokoya, and Ibukun Jedege and others, were fished out and pushed on to global runway, new set of modelling talents will soon be unveiled by a new competition.
Super Runway (Nigeria), a contemporary fashion and modeling talent hunt and showpiece, which is designed to identity, harness and sharpen raw modeling talents to achieve star performances on the international super runway comes to the city of Lagos soon.
The event, which is an initiative of Fair Contest Projects Ltd., will be hosted at the Expo Centre, Victoria Island on a yet to be fixed date in December 2009.
According to the CEO of super Runway International, Obuesi Philip, “it is expected that over 500 youths will participate in the run off and auditioning for the modeling showpiece and this will present participants and guests and other stakeholders with the opportunity to witness contemporary fashion and modeling masterpiece.
He added, “The idea is to provide a platform to showcase young talents all over Nigeria. It is talents hunt show with an opportunity to support young dynamic models to be super international models. We are partnering with some international companies. The inspiration comes from God.”
On how long his organisationhas been scheming the project, Philip disclosed, “it’s been on for the past one year but we just decided to come out now.
We have a relationship with the entertainment industry, we are going to work with microfinance banks, commercial banks and sponsors.”
Super Runway is unique for young and enterprising girls out there, Mr. Yinka Ajibola, the event coordinator said; “our women are the pride of the society so we cannot just let them go to rot and waste their God given talents. There are many girls out there wanting to achieve success and international recognition but there are no platforms; this is what Super Runway is offering.”