Omoyemi Akerele Vogue profiles founder of LFDW, highlights fashion influence


Opportunity To Win Prizes Now!!!


Click Here To Download Our Andriod App On Your Phone For Free and Win Prizes...

Vogue online recently profiled
founder of Lagos Fashion and
Design Week, Omoyemi Akerele.
Aside from showcasing her daily
wears, they also talked about her
influence in the fashion industry.
According to Vogue, Akerele “has worked
tirelessly to put Nigerian fashion on the map…
Akerele highlighted the potential impact of
fashion and retailing on the country. And she
did it all, naturally, with remarkable personal
style.”
Omoyemi on her earliest fashion/style
memory:
“If I had an interest in fashion growing up, I’m
not sure I was aware of it. However, I have
always been conscious of what I wear and how
I wear it. When we were toddlers, my mum
dressed my sisters and me in matching frocks
complete with tie-back details and high-neck
ruffles. My first fashion memory would have
to be me breaking my dear mum’s heart at age
11 by telling her that the beautiful dresses
she’d bought wouldn’t work and I was craving
some normal dress-down clothes: jeans, T-
shirts, skirts, and shirts. We eventually reached
a compromise and shelved the dresses for
Sundays and occasionwear. She was happy and
I was beyond happy!”
When speaking on her workwear and the
need for structure:
“This requires my basic business uniform:
tailored shift dresses or my favorite shirt and
skirt combo with a blazer. Separates are the
backbone of my closet—they create endless
opportunities for mixing and matching, which
in turn helps to vary my dressing-up choices.
Though I love the flexibility and freedom of
expression that comes with the job, over the
years I’ve come to accept that my foundational
years working in a law firm still influence the
way I dress to a considerable extent. There’s
always a need for an element of structure.”
What’s next for African fashion according to
Omoyemi Akerele?:
“At Style House, we work tirelessly to position
Lagos and Nigeria on the global fashion map as
well as grow, nurture, develop, and act as
catalysts for building a commercially
sustainable industry out of Nigeria. The lack of
infrastructure in place makes it a more tedious
process—not just for us in the production and
execution of our initiatives, but for the
designers as well. It makes their creative
process very expensive and, in return, the
accumulated cost is transferred to the end
user. We are currently working with the
Nigerian Export Promotion Council to create
opportunities for capacity building and skills
development, especially for the garmenting
sector.”

For Music & Video Promotion Contact: dawisemusic@gmail.com or Phone: +2348069041389, BBM: 7B8A26CD

Get more Updates like this in your inbox, Enter your email address::

Delivered by WadupAfrica


About MR WISE 5365 Articles
A philanthropic A motivator A banker and a blogger in the making

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*