FASHIONS FINEST AFRICA EPIC SHOW RETURNS FOR 5TH EDITION
By Yemisi Suleiman
All is now set for this year’s edition of Fashion’s Finest Africa, Epic Show.
Now in it’s 5th edition, the Epic Show which debuted in May 2018 is the biggest gathering for new and emerging fashion entrepreneurs in Africa. The highly anticipated event is set to take place on the 3rd – 4th June 2023 at Balmoral Convention Centre Victoria Island.
This year’s Epic Show revolves around sustainability in the fashion industry. According to Mr Sola Oyebade founder of Fashion’s Finest Africa, the aim of the event is not only to celebrate new and emerging fashion entrepreneurs in the Sustainable fashion space, but to encourage other designers to not just be sustainable brands but build Sustainable fashion businesses. “To do this, we have introduced a special competition this year tagged “Design For The Future (D4DF)”. This competition is set to spotlight incredible new designers in the fashion industry that are doing amazing things with sustainable fashion.” says Oyebade.
After a fierce competition with over 80 entries, the judges have whittled it down to 10 finalists who will get the opportunity to showcase their designs on the Epic Show Runway.
Mr Oyebade revealed that this year, the Business of Fashion Conference which begins the Epic Show is will take an in-depth approach to enlightening new and emerging fashion creatives. With the theme
“Fashion for the Future”, this ground-breaking Conference will take place on the 3rd of June by 10am and features outstanding panelists discussing the topic; Positioning Your Brand for the Global Market. The panel will be graced by outstanding fashion icons including; Internationally acclaimed Stylist, Teni Oluwo, CEO Style Territory, Fashion Influencer and Doctor, Akin Faminu and the Tallest Model in Sub-Saharan Africa, Bakare Mubarak.
This Conference also features a special Fireside Chat with one and only Fashion Mogul, and International Stylist and Designer; Toyin Lawani, the Founder and CEO of Tiannah Empire. She will share her thoughts and experiences on how to keep a successful fashion business.
The Epic Show will also feature 5 fashion shows with over 30 designers from within and outside Africa including Mmakamba and JP Kingdom from London.
The shopping experience promises to be amazing at Fashions Finest Africa as our over 30 exhibitors will be offering amazing mouthwatering discounts for incredible fashion items. It is going to be an opportunity to shop till you drop.
The event is proudly organized by Fashions Finest Africa, the biggest platform for new and emerging fashion entrepreneurs. “We are dedicated to using our organization as a grand opportunity to set up new and emerging fashion entrepreneurs as well as help fashion business scale up through our conferences, exhibitions and fashion shows.” Mr Oyebade noted.
This year’s Epic Show is proudly supported by Mahogany Productions and Events, First Bank Nigeria Plc, Samee Idowu, X-Pressions, Zaron Cosmetics and Startimes.