Another year, Another edition!
TheÂ Lagos Fashion and Design WeekÂ (LFDW), which is scheduled to hold onÂ Saturday 26th October 2013, is now open for entries for theÂ Young Creative EntrepreneurÂ (YCE) &Â Young DesignerÂ 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. TheÂ 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 â€“ 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 includeÂ Isoken OgiemwonyiÂ (CO â€“ CEO of Retail Store, Lâ€™Espace) for the Young Creative Entrepreneur Award andÂ Josh SamuelsÂ for Young Designer of the Year Award.
Prizes for the winners include
Â· The LFDW Young Designer of The Year cash prize from MTN
Â· British Council facilitated networking opportunities with creative entrepreneurs globally at London Fashion Week
Â· British Council facilitated Master classes
Â· Mentorship opportunities with leaders in the creative industry
Â· Retail opportunities with leading brands in the industry
The screening sessions for the awards will kick off in the following places.
Monday 26th August 2013
Wednesday 28th August 2013
Friday 30th August 2013
To enter for LFDW and for more information please visitÂ www.LagosFashionAndDesignWeek.com