Onsite Talk: Creating Africa’s Premier Fashion Week

Join the founder/executive director of Lagos Fashion Week and internationally renowned speaker Omoyemi Akerele for an inspiring look at the creation of a new Fashion Week that has grown into Africa’s largest fashion event.

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  • Friday, 17 February 2023

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Tickets cost £12.00 - £15.00

    Includes wine reception.

Onsite Talk: Creating Africa’s Premier Fashion Week photo

As the founder and artistic director of creative agency Style House Files, Omoyemi Akerele has been instrumental in the acceleration of the African creative economy, especially through her creation of Lagos Fashion Week more than a decade ago, which has grown into a multi-day platform that presents African designers in Nigeria and beyond.

Lagos Fashion Week has also expanded its scope of work, providing advocacy for the industry with government and investors, offering industry master-classes and incubation support for emerging talent and supporting all parts of the fashion industry value-chain to achieve their full potential.

Join her in conversation with Tokunbo Akerele (Chairman, Lagos Fashion Week) for an inspiring look at the highlights and challenges of developing a new Fashion Week from its initial start to its position now as Africa’s largest fashion event.

This talk is currently open for priority booking for Members and Patrons; general booking will open Monday 16 January, subject to availability.

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