By Esther Onyegbula
In a bid to empower and encourage Nigerian fashion designers to put their creativity to work by developing distinct fashion brands with African touch, Boss of Wardrobe, Adetowun Awofeso, is organizing a fashion show and exhibition with theme, ‘Yes we can’.
The event according to the organizers will showcase great works of young designers that have been done within a period of 12months including world-class ready-to-wear collections.
The event which holds tomorrow at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos, is aimed at proving to the world that Nigerian Designers can make ready-to-wear garments that can compete globally.
Speaking to newsmen recently at a press conference in Lagos, Mrs. Awofeso, said it is high time Nigerians invested in local brands citing the success story of the Nigeria music industry.
She pointed out that any product that meets the essential needs of a buyer in terms of quality and standard cannot but be bought. She added that if Turkey and India can develop their ‘ready to wear ‘industry despite the threat from China, nothing should stop Nigeria from doing same.