By Sewe Ishola,
Designer, Emmy Kasbit has emerged the winner of the Lagos Fashion Week Fashion Focus Fund, powered by Fets Wallet.
The designer emerged the winner beating other like Imad Eduso, Mo Augusto, Morafa, who were all part of the 2017 Fashion Focus finalists.
To determine the winner of the fund, which is meant to support upcoming designers, the finalists, presented their business and marketing strategic plan to a panel of judges consisting of Founder #LFWNG& SHF, Omoyemi Akerele, Designer, Lisa Folawiyo, Head, Brand and Corporate Communications, FETS Wallet, Adebimpe Adejumo, Head of Technology, FETS Wallet, Harvey Imama and Founder ‘This is Us and Retail Manager, ALARA, Oroma Itegboje.
In unveiling the winner, the Head, Brand and Corporate Communications, FETS Wallet, Adebimpe Adejumo said, “We found Emmy Kasbit to be the most eligible recipient for the grant. He is an exceptionally talented young designer who represents all the creative values Fets is keen to support. This award will accelerate his business growth which will take him on the path to achieving commercial success.”
Emmy Kasbit will receive a cash grant of N5,000,000 (Five Million Naira) to support his business.
In addition, Emmy Kasbit will receive business mentoring from Ijeoma Ogbechie. Ogebchie is an experienced Finance, Sales, Consulting and Technology Executive.
She is currently a Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Founder of Avivere, a fashion e-commerce startup.