It is officially 3 days to the highly anticipated Ife Runway Fashion Week, and today we will be doing a quick profile on all 7 designers set to showcase.
Oladejo Oluwaseye -SheyeOladejo
Her brand is self named, SheyeOladejo. She describes the SheyeOladejo woman as stylish, sophisticated and classy.
Seye is an engineering student of Obafemi Awolowo university. She says she has always dreamed of becoming a designer but she finally decided to act on it 2 years ago. Her dream designers to collaborate with are Zac Posen and Lanre da Silva Ajayi. Her greatest challenges as an upcoming designer are balancing her dream with school work, and the unstable power supply.
In the next 5 years she sees her brand becoming a household name, with almost every female in Nigeria owning a piece from her label, she also sees the Nigerian fashion industry 5 times ahead of where it is right now.
Seye also says “Ife Runway Fashion Week is a great platform for designers in OAU to showcase their talents, I found out about it through a friend that showcased about 2 years ago. I am very excited about this opportunity.
The name of the collection she will be showcasing is Redball, the collection will basically consist of outfits appropriate for the red carpet and ball dresses. Seye hopes to thrill all that will be in attendance with her collection.
Amifeoluwa Yakubu– Love N Saints Fashion House
Amife as she is fondly called is a 400level student of Architecture at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Amife is passionate about developing women, music and fashion with respect to decency, style, elegance, simplicity and class.
She perceives the Nigerian fashion industry as an underexploited industry, and hopes that in the next 5 years it will have become a creative avenue for employment and one of the main sources of revenue to the nation.
Amife’s favourite designers are Deola Sagoe & Prada and the name of the collection she will be showcasing is, Rainbow Classique
Oyinlola Oluwakemi Damilola– Fabulous Creation
Dami has been a designer for 3 years now, she was initially motivated by a picture of a wedding dress made by her aunt. She started taking lessons from her and eventually attended a proper fashion school were she earned a diploma.
Her favourite designers are Lanre da Silva and Koshiba. This is the first time she will be showcasing at Ife Runway Fashion Week and the name of her collection is, The Spice Collection
Oluwatobi Idowu -Maindrag Demeanour
Oluwatobi is a student of Obafemi Awolowo University. His greatest challenge as a designer is getting his tailors to actually create what he designed, as they tend to alter the styles from the original he had in mind, also finding rear fabrics from certain countries. Tobi also thinks that Nigerian designers should experiment more with African fabrics as there is so much that can be achieved with our fabrics(Kente, Indigo, Ofi, Mud cloth)
The name of the collection he will be showcasing is the Renaissance collection, and with this collection he basically infused cultural elements into current trends to create exclusive and exciting designs.
Adejoke Jolaade – Jokky Collectibles
Joke has been in the fashion industry for about 3 years now, and is generally inspired by the beauty of life and colours around her.
Her greatest challenge is the unstable source of power. Her favourite designers are Alexander McQueen and Frank Oshodi. The name of the collection she will be showcasing is the Rainbow Collection
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