It promises to be a thrilling fashion and cultural fusion as renowned author and fashion icon, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, hosts friend and Creative Director of Christian Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri in Lagos, Nigeria on December 3rd and 4th. While in Lagos, Chiuri who is visiting Nigeria for the first time, will hold a Masterclass for Nigerian designers and appear in conversation with Adichie at a gala night.
Fans of Adichie and Chiuri have the opportunity to be part of this historic event by clicking here to RSVP. Invitation and venue will be sent to people who successfully RSVP. The fashion masterclass and gala will play a crucial role in celebrating the creativity of Nigerian fashion designers and provide a platform for them to gain international industry insights that would be of great benefit to the Nigerian fashion industry. This is a great way to give Nigeria’s promising fashion talents opportunities
Chimamanda’s affinity for Nigerian fashion is no secret. She has taken on the role of ambassador for the Nigerian fashion industry which has seen her patronize indigenous Nigerian and African designers, wears their clothes and also promote and give these brands more visibility and global recognition.
Nigeria is positioned firmly in the heart of Africa’s fashion scene and it is hoped that Maria Grazia Chiuri’s visit to the country will unlock more opportunities for its new crop of fashion designers to get the chance to collaborate with a global powerhouse such as Dior.
Chiuri has openly admitted to being inspired by Chimamanda Adichie’s style and has often complimented the Nigerian brands featured in this project.
In September 2016 for her debut fashion show as Creative Director of Christian Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri got the world buzzing by featuring a T-shirt centered around the title of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s popular TED Talk, We Should All Be Feminists.