Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2013 opens entries for the Young Designer and Young Creative Entrepreneur of the Year Awards


Another year, Another edition!

The Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW), which is scheduled to hold on Saturday 26th October 2013, is now open for entries for the Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) & Young Designer of the year (YD) Awards 2013.

The Young Creative Director of the Year
The YCE awards programme is unique in that it rewards the talent and initiative of young creative entrepreneurs. It reaches across the creative fashion industry recognizing the central role they play in the development of a competitive and sustainable creative economy. The 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 this Fashion award will be invited to take part in a tour of the industry in the UK in 2014.

The Young Designer of the Year
With the Young Designer of the year award, LFDW offers young fashion designers the opportunity to be participants at targeted seminars and workshops facilitated by the British Council and a chance to exhibit their collection in front of a select audience at Lagos Fashion and Design Week.

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.

Past winners include Isoken Ogiemwonyi (CO – CEO of Retail Store, L’Espace) for the Young Creative Entrepreneur Award and Josh Samuels for Young Designer of the Year Award.

Prizes for the winners include
· 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 Master classes
· Mentorship opportunities with leaders in the creative industry
· Retail opportunities with leading brands in the industry

The screening sessions for the awards will kick off in the following places.

Port Harcourt
Monday 26th August 2013

Wednesday 28th August 2013

Friday 30th August 2013

To enter for LFDW and for more information please visit

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