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ARISE MAGAZINE FASHION WEEK - LAGOS 2011

19:47Millicent Arebun



A SHOWCASE OF ARFICA’S BEST,FINEST AND MOST CREATIVE DESIGNERS THE WORLD OVER WHO HAS RAISED THE CREATION OF FASHION PIECE TO AN ART FORM

The ARISE Magazine began its inaugural Fashion Week with a marathon 20 individual shows at the specially erected tents at the Federal Palace, Lagos
Local and International models wowed the audiences with a marathon series of back-to-back catwalk shows that made the fashion industry and media announce that African design had been put "firmly on the map thanks to this incredible showcase of 50 designers."
Young Lagos-born designer, Mo Alatise, presented her Viv La Resistance collection, made up of Ostrich-feathers and velvet. She concluded the inaugural Group Show line-up and  bought gasps of excitement from the packed audience in the ARISE Magazine Tent.

The day's designers that dazzled the elite audience with their ‘’Art Creations’’ were:
House of Nwocha (NG), Kiki Kamanu (US), House of Farrah (NG), Viv La Resistance (NG), Christie Brown (Ghana), Eki Orleans (UK), Nikki Khiran (NG), Toju Foyeh (NG), Madam Wokie's Couture (Sierra Leone), Ejiro Amos Tafiri (NG), Maki Oh (NG), Buki Akib (UK) , Mustafa Hassanali (Tanzania), Ituen Basi (NG), Korto Momolu (Liberia/US), Bridget Awosika (NG), Amine Bendriouich Couture & BS (Morocco), Okunundoren Twins (NG), Jewel By Lisa (NG), Tiffany Amber (NG)

The longest standing ovations went to the local boys, Okunoren Twins (NG) and the two closing dynamic duo of Jewel By Lisa and Tiffany Amber.

Naeto C and Darey Art-Alade popping on stage to the surprised delight of the audience was the icing on the delicious cake.
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ARISE Magazine concluded its Lagos fashion week in spectacular style at the ARISE MAGAZINE FASHION WEEK (AMFW) AWARDS.

Award show presenters Lola Ogunnaike (BET presenter) and Nigerian singing sensation Darey Art Alade revealed Tsemaye Binitie, Jewel by Lisa, Bunmi Koko, Kluk CGTD and Pierre-Antoine Vetterello will represent Africa at the AMFW Gala in New York
on September 14th 2011 during New York Fashion Week.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards
Deola Sagoe (Nigeria).                                                                                                                                    Xuly.Bet (Mali/France).                                                                                                                                  Eredappa (Nigeria).                                                                                                                                              Kluk CGTD (South Africa).                                                                                                                                Sade Thomas (Nigeria)
Designer of The Year Award
 Kluk CDGT (SA)

Other show winners include:-

Best in Creative Designs - Ituen Basi (Nigeria)
Best in Innovative Designs - Pierre-Antoine Vettorello (Belgium/Ghana)
Menswear Designer of the Year - Anjelo Von Mol (Belgium/Ghana)???
The
New Face of the Year - Chika (Nigeria) - model.
The
Fashion Brand of the Year - Tiffany Amber (Nigeria)
Emerging Designer of the Year - Maki Oh (Nigeria)
Young Designer of the Year - Buki Akib (Nigeria)
Style Icon of the Year - Nike Oshinowo
Model of the Year - Flaviana Matata

Chairman/CEO of This Day newspaper and founder of ARISE Magazine Nduka Obaigbena promised, "Move over Gucci - you have not seen nor heard the last of us!"

After completing a marathon of back to back catwalk show, showcasing a credible 50 international designers, AMFW still had room for three more exclusive performances. Local and international designers took to the stage one last time to model an exclusive contemporary show by South African designer Black Coffee.

Nigerian artist Mo'Cheddah hit the stage in a special surprised up beat performance, whilst two time BRIT award winner Tinie Tempah closed the night with an outstanding set of performances including the nation's favourite hit 'Pass Out'.

Arise Magazine Fashion Week is a fitting end to the traditional fashion season. After New York and
Paris Fashion Week AMFW completes its international global fashion week season. It has kept its word and more.






















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