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ARISE releases Issue 14 & prepares for “Colossal” ARISE Magazine Fashion Week 2012! 6 Days, 50 Designers, Supermodels & More



We are still catching our breath from the 2011 ARISE Magazine Fashion Week which took place in Lagos. Now, ARISE has unveiled plans for this year’s edition of the major fashion event.
Check out the press release below and see the brand new cover of Issue 14 of ARISE Magazine. Ugandan model Daphine Tony is the cover girl for the “Bright & Beautiful” issue.


Due to the phenomenal success of the inaugural ARISE Magazine Fashion Week 2011, where 5,000 guests, 51 designers, 81 models, 5 musical acts performed over three days – ARISE is once again proud to announce that it will return to Lagos in March 2012.

The ARISE Magazine Fashion Week 2012 fashion extravaganza will run for an extended period of SIX days from Tuesday 6th to Sunday 11th March 2012.

Once again, ARISE will invite 50 designers to participate in its 2012 Fashion Week show. The much anticipated finale will host the spectacular ARISE Magazine Fashion Awards. The very best of the designers will be invited to participate in the annual ARISE Magazine Fashion Gala at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week in September 2012.

At last year’s AMFW 2011 fashion event SEVEN designers:
Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi, Jewel by Lisa, Asibelua, Bunmi Koko, Tsemaye Binitie, Pierre-Antoine Vettorello and KlûK CGDT were given a golden ticket invitation to showcase their designs in September 2011, as part of the Made in Africa by ARISE Magazine Collective at the Avery Fisher Hall, New York.

ARISE Magazine founder Nduka Obaigbena says: “There is a side of Lagos that chimes well with the international fashion scene. We at ARISE Magazine recognise that the city has much to offer in the way of vibrancy and extraordinary talent in abundance making it the cultural capital of Africa. Once more we are proud to be associated with nurturing new designers from the vast continent – and continuing our support of those who are more well-known in Nigeria and in the diaspora.


  1. no dignity

    January 26, 2012 at 1:55 am

    First yaaaay.

  2. yabisto

    January 26, 2012 at 3:47 am

    interesting…cant wait\

  3. Ester

    January 26, 2012 at 8:13 am

  4. Oma

    January 26, 2012 at 11:00 am

  5. InCotonou

    January 26, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Can’t wait!

  6. Cynthia Fayomi

    January 26, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    can’t wait
    p.s doing a giveaway on my blog…check it out

  7. Mak Nisy CEO

    January 27, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    wow wow this is cool 2nd time in Nigeria…. I hope I can exhibit my products at Arise..does anyone know how to sign up?

  8. H.Aliovna Collection

    January 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    hello Bella what are the other fashion shows coming up for summer 2012? hoping to see more of these..

  9. amaka tagbo

    July 16, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Bella i lov you ,you have a way with words.It was colossal alright,colossal damage.Got back to the uk and my friends were angry about the uk guardian story and i said to them to shut up.The show,was a total BS i cannot understand why the show started late 2 days late and almost going into the 3rd day.Also,the models i heard and vendors have not been paid going 5 months.Did not see buyers,no magazines from around the world and boy nigerian women come to show to dance.

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