Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Nigerias Next Top Designer: Call for Entries

                                NIGERIA'S NEXT TOP DESIGNER

The organizers of Africa Fashion Week London in partnership with Ebonyworths and Mahogany productions are delighted to announce the launch of a designers’ competition reality show; Nigeria’s Next Top Designer otherwise known as NNTD.

NNTD is about establishing and encouraging the best emerging fashion designers from Nigeria and promoting and showcasing them on a world stage platform Africa Fashion Week London, a Fashion Week that celebrates the work of African and African inspired designers in the UK. The annual event debuted in 2011 and has welcomed over 200 African designers.

Continue reading for details on how to register.
The growing of fad and attraction for African inspired designs globally and the level of creativity displayed by Nigerian designers at all the editions of Africa fashion week London provides an ample inspiration for the emergence of Nigeria’s Next Top Designer. 

Created by Ronke Ademiluyi, AFWL has become the biggest African fashion festival in the UK and the winner of the competition will receive an all expense paid trip to showcase at the Africa Fashion Week London 2014. 

All the finalists will get the opportunity to showcase their designs at the very first Africa Fashion Week Nigeria coming soon, an initiative created by Africa Fashion Week London in order to help potential fashion talent within the country and to promote the ‘Made in Nigeria’ brand globally.

The debut edition of Nigeria’s Next Top Designer in 2013 invites designers through out the country to participate and stand a chance of becoming Nigeria’s Next Top Designer.

Their collections will also be shown at African Fashion Week Nigeria AFWN 2013. There will be a lot of public and audience involvement. Viewers will be allowed to comment but the final winners will be chosen by the judges. At the heart of NNTD is the willingness to showcase the works of Nigerian designers to an international audience and also to work with them to build sustainable brands.

We will be looking for creative and unique talent that lives and breathes fashion to become the NNTD. There will be a minimum entry criteria and those who do not meet them will not be considered. Forms are available on site its 2,500 naira only …payment to GTB BANK EBONYWORTHS LIMITED-0130635906


1. Participants should have originality and flair for fashion
2. Applicants must have the skill to create their own pieces.
3. Applicants must understand the trends of modern fashion.
4. Applicants must understand the trends of modern fashion.
5. Applicants must have the ability to translate ethnic to western culture.
6. Applicants must have the ability to research and Source for required materials.
7. Applicants must be able to show their source of inspiration.
8. Applicants must be able to do a summary of how they see their business moving forward in the next two years (two year feasibility projection).
9. Applicants must say why they expect to win the competition.

To participate in NNTD 2013, please email nntd@africafashionweeknigeria.com

Key dates
Final: October 2013
Venue: NNTD will take place at the Africa Fashion Week Nigeria
Time: To be Confirmed

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Twitter: @NaijanexttopD
Call:  08074089467,0708800866,08023463039

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