Debbizign thrills with creativity at African Fashion Designer Awards 2023
Oluchukwu Deborah, a Nigerian fashion designer has showcased multiple designs from her fashion enterprise Debbizign, at the 2023 African Fashion Designer Awards.
The runway show which was held at the Oriental Hotel Lagos on the 19th of November 2023, was graced with designs ranging from traditional, casual and classy wears, captivating the attention of everyone seated for the event.
Deborah, one of 12 other participants in the fashion show in Lagos, expressing her joy said it was a dream come true.
“Debbizign along other young talented indegenous fashion entrepreneurs in Nigeria has litted the stage with designs, we showcased Nigeria and African culture and heritage through our creatives.
“Most of the fashion entrepreneurs who showcased their designs have always dreamt of having a successful fashion business and part of the ways we are all making efforts to pursue this dream is by showcasing our designs at the African Fashion Designer Awards.
“We all showed a good fashion sense, knowledge in apparel making and had good foresight regarding future fashion trends”, she noted.
Speaking during the event, Olasunkanmi Dasilva, CEO and Founder, African Fashion Designer Awards 2023 said the event was the sixth edition and they have been pushing so hard to ensure that they keep the consistency going.
“This year’s theme is titled ‘Fashion Preneur’. This is for those young fashion entrepreneurs. We want to see how we can come together to embrace everyone in terms of culture and heritage.
This is also to encourage young ones from the slum. This event gives designers a platform to showcase their creatives to the world. Some of them, this is their first time, while some others are inhouse designers from previous edition.
“We have 12 designers showcasing at the event. The maximum of pieces is 15. Although some are able to do eight pieces, some 10 and some even six. Every year has a theme and every theme is totally different and unique in their way. So every year, we come up with something different to bring designers together, unite them so that they can also share ideas in terms of creativity from one another,” Dasilva said.
He explained that for those being honoured with awards, this is based on how they have been promoting the African and Nigerian culture and based on how they have been impactful in their businesses and to the youths also.
“I am not a designer but I love anything creative and innovative,” he added.
The African Fashion Designer Awards aim to celebrate and showcase African and Fashion creatives at its annually.