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BN Style Bytes: Omoyemi Akerele of StyleHouseFiles to speak alongside Manolo Blahnik, Jean Paul Gaultier, Donatella Versace, Valentino, Suzy Menkes & other Key Fashion Insiders at the 2012 IHT Luxury Conference in Rome



We are brimming with fashion glee as Omoyemi Akerele of StyleHouseFiles will be speaking at 2012 International Herald Tribune Luxury conference in Rome.

The focus of this year’s conference is “The power of the Mediterranean, the promise of Africa“.

Omoyemi has played in vital role in the growth and development of the fashion industry in Nigeria. From her role as fashion editor at pioneer magazine, True Love West Africa (Flair) and now as founder of StyleHouseFiles and the Lagos Fashion and Design Week.

Other speakers with African heritage include Uché Okonkwo of Luxe Corp. and designer Duro Olowu.

The event speakers list reads like a “who is who” list of global fashion – Manolo Blahnik, Donatella Versace, Diego Della Valle – President and CEO Tod’s, Silvia Venturini Fendi – Creative Director Fendi, Valentino Garavani, Franca Sozzani – Editor in Chief Vogue Italia, Guillaume de Seynes – Managing Director Hermès International, Giambattista Valli and Francesco Trapani – President, LVMH Watches & Jewelry.

The event which is now in its twelfth year curated by Suzy Menkes, Fashion Editor of the IHT. In the official conference press release, she said: “I hear Africa calling – as a producer of beautiful handiwork and ultimately as a consumer. For the first time, the IHT Luxury Conference will address the potential of a vast continent, its relationship to the Mediterranean countries and its importance in the 21st century.

 Legendary designer Jean-Paul Gaultier will deliver the keynote speech.

About the IHT Luxury Conference
The IHT luxury conference, now in its twelfth year, has been held in Sao Paulo, Paris, Hong Kong, Dubai, Istanbul, Moscow, New Delhi and Berlin. It provides an annual forum for business and creative leaders from the top echelons of the industry to gain insights, share ideas and expand their international networks. The event’s stellar speakers have included Bernard Arnault, Tom Ford, Giorgio Armani, Miuccia Prada, Karl Lagerfeld, Margerita Missoni, Sarah Burton, Mario Testino, Diane von Furstenberg, Alber Elbaz, Victoria Beckham, Angela Ahrendts and Paul Smith among many others.

For more information on the conference, Click Here


  1. koko

    July 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    she is in good company

  2. Funke BUCKNOR obruthe

    July 17, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Lovely.this is great. Well done

  3. Low

    July 17, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Omoyemi is brilliance and humility personified. Finally, the folks with the brains are skills are getting their long overdue share of the spotlight 🙂 Big congratulations to her.

  4. juliet

    July 17, 2012 at 7:59 pm


  5. Moses

    July 18, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Proud of her

  6. ZM

    July 18, 2012 at 10:29 pm

  7. Princess of Zion

    July 18, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Huge opportunity, great accomplishment! I am glad and proud that she used her talents as a career and to impact people. She will continue to go places. AMEN.

  8. @ajiriavae

    July 19, 2012 at 1:09 am

  9. Funmi ogunjinmi

    September 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Congrats Omoyemi…..God Bless.xx

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