Creative fashion on display for the runway!
The Fayrouz L’Original regional competition which held on Saturday 7th June 2014, at the Golden Royale Hall, Enugu was a truly exciting experience for all 10 teams, guests and students that graced the occasion.
The Safari themed competition which was hosted by media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, featured the designs of Applause, Belle Afrique, Creative Lights, Echo, Elan, Elite, Secret Project, Eureka, FIB and Loud Tribe. Each team consisting of four – a designer, photographer, make-up artist and model.
Regional judges; Adebayo Oke-Lawal of Orange Culture and the creative duo, Gozel Green, revealed that the winning teams to battle for the $20,000 at the grand finale are “Team Elan” and “Loud Tribe“. The winners were rewarded with brand new MacBook Pro laptops for each member and Nikon Cameras for the photographers in both teams.
According to Adebayo Oke-Lawal, “All ten teams did really well especially owing to the fact that most of them are not professionals yet. However, the winning teams displayed exceptional originality and creativity in their designs. Not only did their designs stand out, one can also see the cohesiveness in their works, which some other teams lacked”.
Red Carpet filled with Original Expressions!
The star act for the evening was Praiz, who gave a great performance of his hit songs. The event also featured performances by international Nigerian acts, Ric Hassani and Avalla with DJ Spinall on the decks.
Presenting the contestants…
The overly excited make-up artiste in team Loud Tribe broke down in tears after her team was revealed as one of the winning teams. She stated said she was beyond excited and grateful especially to the model in her team who inspired her and made her work very easy.
Fayrouz Senior Brand Manager, Nnenna Hemeson said “Fayrouz has always been interested in the youths and particularly encourage originality and uniqueness which the 10 teams displayed really well. We are very impressed and we know that Loud Tribe and Elan will deliver even more exceptional designs at the grand finale. Excitement is an understatement as we look forward to the 5th of July”.