The biggest fashion show in Nigeria, Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) is now accepting applications for the Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) & Young Designer (YD) of the year awards 2013.
The BRITISH COUNCIL Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) award programme is unique in that it rewards the talent and initiative of young creative entrepreneurs from across the creative fashion industry recognizing the central role they play in the development of a competitive and sustainable creative economy. One of the key objectives of the YCE programme is to sensitize the UK creative sector to the opportunities that come from working with other creative entrepreneurs in emerging economies. A second objective is to better understand the dynamics of being an entrepreneur in the creative economy.
British Council and LFDW have identified the need to identify such talents and provide them with the right networking abilities to further expose their business to the much needed prominence and simultaneously grow the Nigerian fashion industry.
The winner of the YCE award will be invited to take part in a tour of the industry in the UK which is anticipated take place in September 2013. LFDW YCE 2012 Award winner: Isoken Ogiemwonyi (Co – CEO of Retail Store, L’Espace) for the Young Creative Entrepreneur Award.
With the MTN BRITISH COUNCIL Young Designer(YD) Of The Year Award, LFDW offers young fashion designers the opportunity to be participants at targeted seminars and workshops facilitated by British Council and a chance to exhibit their collection in front of a select audience at Lagos Fashion and Design Week. At LFDW, its aim is to promote and nurture the talents of today’s young, creative innovators, so that tomorrow’s creative industries can continue to play a major role in the economy of Nigeria and the rest of the world; and to provide young talents with a platform for their ideas and designs. LFDW YD 2012 Award winner: Josh Samuels for Young Designer of the Year Award.
LFDW normally chooses between 10 – 12 young designers who are trained in Master Classes by British Council for a week to enhance their design skills towards their competition during Lagos Fashion & Design Week, where one designer will be crowned the winner.
Every model stands a chance of winning the MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) Young Model of The Year. As a model, you automatically qualify once you have attended the LFDW 2013 open casting call in Lagos, and have been screened and selected to model at LFDW 2013. All models will be short listed by a qualified team of experts in the fashion industry based on striking features, height and runway presence.
Port Harcourt – Aug 26th
Abuja – Aug 28th &
Lagos – Aug 30th.
- The LFDW Young Designer of The Year cash prize from MTN
- British Council facilitated networking opportunities with creative entrepreneurs globally at London Fashion Week
- British Council facilitated Masterclasses
- Mentorship opportunities with leaders in the creative industry
- Retail opportunities with leading brands in the industry
Registration closes on the 23rd of August 2013.
LFDW is scheduled to take place from October 23rd to 26th 2013.
For more information please log on to www.lagosfashionanddesignweek.com | Call: 0806 555 9164