Fashion Focus Africa 2018

Fashion Focus is a program that’s dedicated to the growth and promotion of young and emerging fashion talent in Africa.

In partnership with FETS Wallet and Avivere, Fashion Focus presents unique opportunities for emerging talents to harness their skills through business development workshops, creative workshops, and mentorships.

This year-long opportunity affords young designers with the tools they need to facilitate innovation, growth and commercial success.

Phase 1:
Applications and Screening

July – September 2018

Phase 2:
Semi Finalists Presentations

October 2018

10 shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their work to a selection panel at Lagos Fashion Week.

Phase 3:
Fashion Focus Five Announcement and Commencement

December – January 2019

The Fashion Focus Africa Five for 2018/2019 will be announced.

Application Criteria

  • Designers must have a minimum of 2 years working experience
  • Designers will be required to send moodboards and sketches of their work in addition to physical samples
  • Designers must have existing points of sale
  • Designers must be capable of developing and presenting a full collection

Why Apply?

  • Eligibility to apply for the #LFWNG Fashion Focus Fund
  • Business and Creative Skills Workshop
  • Business and Creative Mentoring
  • Opportunity to showcase at LFW in 2019
  • Endless access to market opportunities

Applications close on September 14, 2018