The 30 young and promising new designers ready to take on a post-Covid world are now being curated and will be unveiled at ARISE Fashion Week 2020, which is set for Lakowe Beach and Golf Resort, Lekki, Lagos to global acclaim on December 5-12,2020.
Global media and luxury brand, ARISE, recently announced its plans to support and reward emerging talents in global fashion with a search for the next generation of fashion brands in a world-class event titled ARISE Fashion Week 2020: 30 under 30, The New Stars.
THE event will be staged without audiences but streamed to worldwide viewership on the new ARISE PLAY streaming platform and other platforms in the group’s stable and beyond.
With hundreds of hopefuls from all over the world, the Selection Committee will choose the best and brightest that will compete for $500,000 in prize money in a process which combines the best formats of Idols, Big Brother and Fashion.
The event will throw up emergence of new brands ready to take on the Valentinos, Chanels, LVMH and global fashion houses of that ilk.
ARISE Fashion Week is the first of its kind anywhere in the world, and it starts with ARISE inviting key global fashion players with a proven track record to oversee the independent selection process.
Their mandate will be to assess the contestants’ distinctive aesthetics, design philosophy, overall creativity, and potential for the global fashion market.
The 25 committee members listed will each select their preferred top 30 applicants. The 30 most recurring finalists will emerge as a consensus list and will then be announced on November 16, 2020.
The selected committee members are Alpha Dia (fashion model), Alton Mason (fashion model), Avinash Wadhwani (Retailer and Founder of Temple Muse), Chioma Nnadi (Fashion Editor, US VOGUE), Chinwe Obaigbena (Founder Complete Beauty), David Tlale (fashion designer), Ituen Basi (fashion designer), KK Obi (stylist/creative director), Jenke Ahmed Tailly (stylist/creative director), Jessica Willis (stylist), Lanre Da Silva Ajayi (fashion designer), Loza Maleombho ( fashion designer), Mai Atafo (fashion designer), Maison Artc (fashion designer), Michelle Ellie ( model/ creative director/designer), Niyi Okuboyejo (fashion designer), Odio Mimonet (fashion designer), Okunoren (fashion designer), Reni Folawiyo (retailer and Founder, ALARA), Sasa Thomann (stylist/Art director), Stephen Tayo (photographer), Sunny Rose (fashion designer), Tiffany Amtber (fashion designer), Xuly Bet (fashion designer) and Yvone Nwosu, (fashion designer).
For information and enquiries, contact Konye Nwagbogor, Editor thisdaystyle.ng at firstname.lastname@example.org; Bolaji Animashuan, Line Producer, ARISE Fashion Week at email@example.com; and Sakina Renneye, Line Producer, ARISE PLAY at firstname.lastname@example.org.