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Lisa Folawiyo, Folake Coker, Noble Igwe, Mai Atafo & more at ‘The Fashion Business Series’ hosted by Style House Files and #HeinekenLFDW

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Lisa Folawiyo, Keturah King and Zina Anumudu

On the 15th of April 2016, The Fashion Business Series (FBS) opened it doors to private sector practitioners, textile companies, retailers, & manufacturers, fashion retailers, luxury fashion brands, designers, and fashion entrepreneurs, to facilitate conversations to position the fashion industry as a significant contributor to the nation’s GDP.

Hosted by Style House Files, founders, Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week and sponsored by PAL Pensions and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), the Fashion Business Series served as a forum for exchanging ideas, networking and exploring strategies to grow the industry.

Speakers at the event included David Uduano (MD, PAL Pensions), Folake Coker, Mai Atafo, Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi, Abrima Erwiah, Lisa Folawiyo, Noble Igwe, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Keturah King amongst others.

Themed, “The Future of Fashion”, FBS focused on manufacturing and how to reduce the cost of operations for profit maximization. The event kicked-off with a keynote address by Simone Cipriani (Head, Ethical Fashion Initiative of ITC), who led the discussion on manufacturing in Africa and possibilities that exist.

Industry stakeholders discussed on varied topics including: ‘Retail and ‘Etail’: Maximizing Opportunities and Reducing Risk’, ‘Communicating Fashion’, ‘Exporting Fashion to the World’ amongst others.

We are happy about the recently concluded Fashion Business Series. This was our best session yet! We are grateful to all the speakers and engaged attendants. People traveled from Abuja and Calabar to attend and the response was great. We aimed to communicate the importance of Garment Manufacturing. This is the future of fashion, driving down our production prices to make us locally and internationally competitive and to generate forex through export. Planning is already underway for the next session which will take place in October – watch this space” commented Ronke Adeola, Project Manager – The Fashion Business Series

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The Guests

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Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi (Creative Director, Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi)

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Mai Atafo (Creative Director, Mai Atafo)

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Ijeoma Ndekwu (MD,Redrick PR)

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Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

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Zina Anumudu

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Pepper Chikezie (Channel Manager, Spice TV)

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Godson Ukaegbu (Editor-in-Chief of StyleMania Magazine)

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Lola Emerua

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Ochije Nnani (VP Fashion at Konga)

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Gozel Green

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Omoyemi Akerele and Ayotomi Rotimi

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Aderonke Adeola (Project Manager, FBS)

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Uzoamaka Ukaegbu

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Speakers

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Azuka Ogujiuba

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Azuka Ogujiuba, Pepper Chikezie and Bola Balogun

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Azuka Ogujiuba, Pepper Chikezie, Bola Balogun, Ijeoma Ndekwu and Linda Ochuagba

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Abrima Erwiah

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Simone Cipriani (Head, Ethical Fashion Initiative), Abrima Erwiah (Co-founder, Studio One Eighty Nine), Patricia Ojora (MD, Promo Prints) & Omoyemi Akerele (Founder, Style House Files &Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week)

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Abrima Erwiah, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Dave Uduanu, Folake Coker, and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

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Abrima Erwiah, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Dave Uduanu, Folake Coker, and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

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Omoyemi Akerele (Founder, Style House Files &Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week)

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Simone Cipriani (Head, Ethical Fashion Initiative)

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Simone Cipriani speaking

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Isoken Ogiemwonyi (MD of Zazaii)

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Kenneth Ize

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Mai Atafo, Kenneth Ize, Noble Igwe, McMeka

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Spotted in the crowd

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Conversations After

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Media Partners: Business Day, Style Mania Magazine, BellaNaija.com, Style Vitae, Guardian, HELLO! Nigeria, Spice TV, Pulse.NG & The September Standard.
For details on The Fashion Business Series, please visit www.stylehousefiles.com
For press enquiries: [email protected]

6 Comments

  1. Letty

    April 21, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Folake Aki dele is so simple..never does she have the hideous weaves.. I like that lanre da Silva appears to wear and promote her designs

    • Caligula

      April 21, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      There’s always some kind of fashion themed event at least several times a week in the Nigerian scene, featuring the same ol tired people. Kinda gets predictable after a while… Yawwwwnnn ?

  2. Letty

    April 21, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    What is going on with Azuka

    • DatEnuguChic

      April 21, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      Azuka’s dress sense and styles wears me out but with that said, she seems like someone who really does not care about what people say/will say. She will do exactly what she wants to do. She is what we call AZUANUKA

  3. Cika

    April 21, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    please what do they actually talk about in gatherings like this??

  4. Lily

    April 21, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    LDA chill on the bleaching!!! Gosh

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