Agatha Moreno is a ready-to-wear fashion brand that is established to take care of everyone's fashion need from average to elite, slim big, curvy, short or tall, dark skinned or light; with funky and high-end casuals, blends of haute couture , red carpet wears, bridals, e.t.c. Agatha Moreno designs wears to fit every lady and guy, man and woman to become stylish and elegant. The brand has clothed series of celebrities and top models. And has been featured on the cover of top lifestyle magazines.
Agatha Moreno debuted at ECOWAS fashion week and has since featured in A-Class fashion Events.
Farida Musa Halliru is an award winning emerging African fashion designer from Northern Nigeria, based in Abuja Nigeria. She started designing since her early teen age but pursued a career in fashion design in 2012 after completing fashion school. She first showcased at the 2014 Tozali magazine Henna Ball Abuja, where she won the 2014 Designer of the year Award,Later that year she showcased at Africa fashion week Amsterdam in August 2014, she got nominated and won the award for "Emerging African Fashion designer 2014" at The Voice Achievers Awards Amsterdam, she also showcased her latest collection at the Africa Fashion week London in August 2015 at the Olympia Centre and one of her dress was used for an editorial in the 2015 December issue of UK Vogue magazine.
Farida's designs are African inspired with Western aesthetics,When designing she puts the African modern woman in mind and focuses on designs that are flattering to the real woman's body. Her knowledge of garments proper fit and design, combined with profound creative abilities results in a unique and wearable outfit which reflects the kind of woman she is; strong, sexy, sophisticated, and modest.
ADE BAKARE COUTURE LONDON
Ade Bakare was born in England Bromsgrove he graduated with a history degree from the University of Lagos Nigeria 1988. Then returned to England to study fashion design at Salford University college Manchester, graduated in 1990.
He worked briefly for the couture establishments to the English Aristocracy. Victor Edelstein and Christiania stambolian before setting up his label in 1991 through a loan from the Prince of Wales youth business trust (P.Y.B.T.).
He designed a collection of Day and evening wear dresses twice seasonally that sold to boutiques in England and the channel Islands such as Lucienne Phillips of Knightsbridge, Adele davis of old bond street, the foundation of guild fond and Ambers of Amersham.
He later set up a couture salon on Grosvenor Street in Mayfair in 1997 which was a great success and placed him on the International list of couture designers patronised in England. The Salon was managed with the Assistance of the Late Percy Savage who was a fashion innovator and fashion editor for the Mayfair times. He Introduced Ade Bakare to many famous elegant ladies who have become loyal clients.
Designing Ready to wear collections and couture pieces for individual clients increased Ade Bakare’s experience and profile. He was approached by perfume company creative perfumers in 1998 to have a couture fragrance created for him.
This became the house scent called “Breeze” done by the well known “Nose” in the Industry geza schoen famous for creating futuristic perfumes such as eccentric 01.
Also in 1998 Ade Bakare launched his couture bridal wear line which is modern and celebrated for their timelessness.
Some of his well known clients are Mrs Serena Belfour English/American Aristocrat, Lady Caroline Pearson, Mrs. Janet Boateng, Mrs. Pauline Prescott, Jennie bond bbc Royal reporter and Valerie Campbell (Mother of super model Naomi Campbell) amongst many others.
Ade Bakare’s designs are very feminine and structured almost minimalist in appeal, with great attention to cut and detail. Modernity with a trust of classicism.
Some of his celebrated designs are his long sweeping gazar coats soft but structured his wrap sash jackets. He uses mostly natural Fibres especially gazar, chiffons and organza’s. Long evening wear dresses with intricate details, capes, boleros and fitted suits.
He has received a lot of press coverage and favourable comments from the fashion press such as James fallon of WWD, Hillary Alexander of the Daily telegraph. Brony toogood of bride’s magazine and sally Dixon of cosmopolitan brides.
Ade bakare has also collaborated with other designers in his fashion shows such as Jeweller mikimoto, Elizabeth Arden (Davies street branch, Mayfair). And, most especially with milliners such as Stephen Jones, Fredrick Fox and Phillip Somerville.
Ade Bakare has been invited to exhibit his work in New York (wedding channels) Jamaica, South Africa (cape town and jo’burg fashion weeks), Lagos, and Monaco were he dressed the Princess Catherine de stiligiano for the bal de ete in 2000.
JPKouture by Hadassah, is part of JPKingdom Ltd started in 2011, a plus size fashion brand featuring clothes, accessories, shoes, etc for curvy ladies from size 12 and above.
JPKouture was born in 2013, specialise in creating beautiful couture piece with blend of sequin, lace, beadings, ankara etc. Each piece is carefully designed to enhance the curves and create elegant silhouette for full figured ladies, making her feel beautiful and flawless. JPKOUTURE has now extended its brand to cater to ladies of sizes, because they believe every body type is beautiful and every woman deserves to feel both elegant and flawless whether they size 0 or size 30.
Bello Edu is a fashion brand designed for women to amplify esteem, purpose and a lust for life. Debuting in 2014, the brand was nominated for 2015 Ghana Fashion Award Emerging Fashion Brand. Each piece is designed for versatility but stays true to structure and form taking into consideration the five pillars of the brand: Passion, Conservation, Timelessness, Functionality and Joi de Vivre.
ABOUT AFRICA FASHION WEEK NIGERIA
Africa Fashion Week Nigeria a social enterprise that provides a platform to help promote Nigerian and brands through worldwide visibility and distribution and manufacturing. We focus on empowerment, creating jobs and supporting education and skills training in fashion.
We invite you to the biggest catwalk show for emerging designers in Nigeria our annual Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, our unique platform that celebrates the best of Africa, showcasing her creativity and colours to the world, bringing about positive vibes of all that’s wonderful and beautiful and stylish and creative about us, is 3 years- and we remember with joy and fondness,
Date 1st-3rd July 2016. Venue -The Eko Hotel & Suites.
AFWN 2016 Will Include 5 Catwalk Shows | 50 Designers | A Fashion Gala & Awards Night & Panel Discussions Aimed At Promoting Nigeria As A Production Hub.
FRIDAY THE 1ST OF JULY – (9AM Conference ….Positioning Nigeria As a Production Hub) – FREE ENTRY
SATURDAY THE 2ND OF JULY – (EXHIBITION opens at 12 noon)….FREE ENTRY.
1st SHOW…………..1PM – N3000
2nd SHOW…………..4PM – N3000
3RD SHOW ………….8PM – N3000
SUNDAY THE 3RD OF JULY.
1st Show – Nigeria’s Next Top Designer Grand Finale (1 pm) ………….FREE ENTRY
2nd Show – AFWN Fashion Gala Night – (6 pm) …………. VIP TICKETS & VIP TABLES ONLY Contact:Info@africafashionweeknigeria.comfor more details