The pressure is on! Episode 3 of MultiChoice presents The Fashion Protégé was no walk in the park! The 10 contestants are faced with two tasks this week that test their business minds and their styling capabilities!
Read on for all the juicy details from Episode 3 and make sure you watch the Fashion Protégé every Thursday at 8pm , Friday at 9.30pm, Sunday at 8.30pm and Monday at 1.00am on Africa Magic Entertainment, Channel 151.
The First Task: The British Council Business Challenge. To be a successful designer, your business plan has to be on point! Contestants are asked to prepare and present their business plans for their brands to the judges. The winner of the challenge gets to attend a Fashion Business course sponsored by the British Council.
The judges for the challenge wanted contestants to show focus, knowledge of the sector and present a functional business model with the ability to grow. Some contestants delivered on the brief, while others failed to articulate their business plans and landed at the bottom!
After all the presentations, the judges had to let two contestants go! Peter, Elvis & Lolade landed in the bottom as they failed to articulate their business plans and show proper understanding of the business of fashion.
The judges and contestants had to say goodbye to Peter and Lolade!
No respite for contestants on Episode 3 as they quickly move on the Second Task: The Styling Challenge. Contestants are put to the test and attempt to tell the story behind their creations through accessorizing and creating great visual presentations. A-list Nollywood Producer, Actress and Style Icon, Stephanie Linus and renowned Celebrity Stylist, Ebun Aboderin join Mentors Mai Atafo and Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi as judges. The winning contestant gets to dress Stephanie Linus for an event!
The contestants pitch their styling ideas to the judges. The first contestant to face the judges is Ayodeji, who styled his short-sleeved shirt and pants with casual sandals and a collection of string bead bracelets.
Grace styled her evening dress which featured a lace skirt and stripped top with beaded sleeves with simple earrings and black shoes. She failed to impress the judges with her styling skills and landed in the bottom four.
Antoinette styled her silver lace cocktail dress with black shoes and studs. Her styling decsions were safe and did not paricularly impress the judges, so last week’s challenge winner found herself struggling to stay in the competition as one of the bottom four.
Tolani styled her red high-neck evening dress with black shoes, chandelier earrings and a bracelet. Her choice for earrings did not go well with the judges and she landed in the bottom four and was eventually eliminated.
Elvis showcased acocktail dress which was a hit with the judges but they coul not get past the statement necklace he styled it with that distracted from the dress. This was his second time in a row in the bottom four. He did not survive this time around and was eliminated.
Omon thoroughly impressed the judges and won the challenge! Her futurist ankara blouse and pencil skirt was styled with a waist cinching black belt with a gold metal plate detail, black shoes and studs!
Oluwatobi styled her black velvet vintage inspired dress which featured a silver embroidered sleeve detail with green shoes, a mustard clutch and silver jewellery.
Bisola showcased great styling skills in this episode. Her geometric jumpsuit was complemented with a red cape and styled simply with a black floppy hat and flats!
Tolani, Elvis, Antoinette ,and Grace were bottom four. Unfortunately for Elvis and Tolani their journey to becoming Nigeria’s Biggest Fashion Star ended with the Styling Challenge!
We are two episodes away from announcing a winner and the competition is only getting tougher! Who will come out at the very top? You have to stay tuned to find out!
Catch the Fashion Protégé every Thursday at 8pm , Friday at 9.30pm, Sunday at 8.30pm and Monday at 1.00am on Africa Magic Entertainment, Channel 151.
The Fashion Protégé was produced by BellaNaija & Glam Networks
Strategic Partners: BellaNaija.com, British Council, MUD Cosmetics Nigeria, Touch of Glamour, Spice TV
Media Partners: 360Nobs, ThirdWorldProfashional, OneNigerianBoy, OloriSuperGal, ForStyleSake
Photo Credit: Insignia Media & TCD Concept
PR & Media Relations: Redrick PR