Arrangements are on for theÂ hosting of the 2009 edition of the Nigeria Fashion Week scheduled for the 23rd â€“ 26th November. This yearâ€™s event promises to be one of the best going by the interest shown by both local and international fashion brands.
This yearâ€™s edition will featureÂ Â aboutÂ 50 of Nigeriaâ€™s brightest and top designers inÂ daily shows spread throughout the week. It will also feature some international designers, who will be showcasing the best of their brands to the Nigerian public. There will also be daily hair shows where Nigeriaâ€™s top 10 celebrity stylists will display their latest hair styling creations. This will be done alongsideÂ hair and make up shows.
All through the fashion week, there will be trade fair / exhibition. This will provide a unique opportunity for both local and international labels, garments and textile manufacturers, producers of foot wears, beauty, hair and fashion related products and accessories to display their outstanding capabilities.
Organised by Legendary Gold Limited, The Nigeria Fashion Week, now in itsÂ 6th year, has played host to both local and international brands, and has continuously provided the platform for Nigerian designers to rediscover themselves and make success of their creative talents.
The Nigeria Fashion Week serves as the perfect platform to launch new products i.e. fashion, beauty and hair products and accessories into the market while existing products have seen it as an avenue to re-launch.
Leading the pack of international partners for the Nigeria Fashion Week 2009, according to the organisers,Â Â is the World Fashion Council with headquarters in Hollywood, California. The President of the WFC is expected toÂ join the Honourable Minister of Culture and Tourism and other local and international dignitaries to declare the NFW 2009 open.
Search for face of Sleek Hots up
The FOSN model search competitionÂ is heating up as contestants prepare to take part in the regional screenings which will take place in November in line with pre-scheduled activities. At each screening, contestants will vie for a slot out of a possible 20 slots; the right balance of wit and charm will surely win the day.
A glance at the program of events reveals an extravagant fashion concert, the unveiling of the Sleek Skin Care range of products and of course, the final contestants ready for the bright lights of fame.
The winner walks with a brand new car and a $15,000, 1 year modelling contract as the face of Sleek Nigeria.
Regional screenings will held at respectively on the following dates and cities; Nov 4th Abuja,Â Nov 7 Enugu, Nov 9th Port-Harcourt and in Lagos on Nov 11th/12th at the Sleek Studio.
While the Semi-Final event will take place at The Coral Hall, Victoria Island on Saturday 14th November.
20 contestants will get the opportunity to go onto the next level, spending time with each other under the same roof for a maximum of 2 weeks while they are put through quite intensive crash courses in etiquette, grooming and fashion by trained professionals.
All plans have been put in motion to ensure the finalists stay in the house is as interactive as possible; thereby enabling the judges to pick the right combination of beauty and brains, confidence and charisma, for the contest.
Amongst the judges will be representatives of Sleek International, who will be flying in from the UK to lend their support. Also on the judges panel will be notable Nigerian women, professionals in their chosen fields.
With over 8,000 members on the facebook group, FOSN â€™09 breaks the record for the most popular Nigerian group on Facebook. Members of the group who have been active voters stand the chance of winning free tickets to the Grand Finale Show scheduled to hold at the Lagos Oriental, Lekki on the 29th of November 2009.
Due to popular demand, registration has been extended by one month (October 30th) and interested ladies can still obtain their forms at any Sleek Studio or Access Bank.