As preparation hots up for the 5th edition of the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN), two of Nigeria’s talented international designers are billed to showcase at this year’s event. The designers: Agatha Moreno a ready-to-wear fashion brand, that caters for everyone irrespective of age, size or status and Farida Musa Halliru of Farida Aliterlier an award-winning emerging Abuja-based designer. Both designers will support other emerging designers at the three-day fashion fiesta established to promote emerging designers in Nigeria and Africa.
Farida’s designs are African-inspired with Western aesthetics. When designing,she puts the African modern woman in mind and focuses on designs that are flattering to the real woman’s body. She started designing since her teenage years, but pursued a career in fashion design in 2012 after completing fashion school. She first showcased at the 2014 Tozali magazine Henna Ball, Abuja, where she won the 2014 Designer of the year Award. Later that year, she showcased at Africa Fashion Week, Amsterdam. In August 2014, she got nominated and won the award for “Emerging African Fashion Designer 2014” at The Voice Achievers Awards Amsterdam. She also showcased her latest collection at the Africa Fashion Week, London, in August 2015 at the Olympia Centre and one of her dress was used for an editorial in the 2015 December issue of UK Vogue magazine.
For Agatha Moreno, since her debut at the ECOWAS Fashion Week, she has featured in A-Class fashion events. The brand has clothed series of celebrities and top models,and has been featured on the cover of top lifestyle magazines.
This year’s edition of the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria is billed to hold from July 1st -3rd at the Eko Hotel and Suites Lagos.
By Yemisi Suleiman