Simi Esiri’s SCHICK Magazine announced its grand entry into the African fashion scene with a two-day star-studded exhibition, in partnership with Veuve Cliquot.
The event held last weekend in Lagos and featured notable guests such as cover star, Rita Dominic, Adenike Ogunlesi, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Nkiru Anumudu, Betty Irabor, Dolapo Oni Sijuwade, Osas Ighodalo-Ajibade, Leila Fowler, Ini Dima-Okojie, Stephanie Coker, Dr. Sid, Tiwa Savage, Iyanya, Di’Ja, D’Prince, Tania Omotayo as well as leading fashion designers, Folake Coker, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Zainab Ashadu, Paolo Sisiano, Bayo Oke Lawal and many others gathered to celebrate the launch of the print and digital publication curated for the smart, stylish and successful African woman.
Images from the debut ‘Power’ issue were blown into life-size canvas images and viewed in an exhibition style over some champagne and canapés.
Leading Nollywood actress Rita Dominic shared her experience shooting the editorial images for the cover story in the magazine’s debut issue. “I grew respect for the SCHICK team while working on this issue, their attention to detail was mind-blowing and they were keen on getting everything done without shortcuts”, Rita enthused.
An exclusive piece worn by the cover star, Rita Dominic, by top fashion designer, Lanre Da Silva was on display at the launch to commemorate the occasion. “We put in a lot of work to give life to our ideas but seeing it being represented so flawlessly in the magazine made me fall in love with my pieces all over again,” said Lanre Da Silva Ajayi.
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Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna Media