Ahead of the 2018 ARISE Fashion Week, 30 designers stand a chance of winning N10 million each from a pre-event boot camp, the organisers have said.

Tagged ‘ARISE Fashion Management and Mentoring Programme (AFMMP)’, the initiative is organised to empower indigenous brands that can compete with the best in the world.

During the boot camp, the designers will participate in a bankable business plan competition from which 30 winning pitches will be selected.

The winning designers will each be awarded N10m to enhance their infrastructure, supply chain, retail and export plans.

According to the organisers, the funding will be provided by Zenith Bank, Access Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, among others.

Orode Imevbore, AFMMP program coordinator, said: “The AFMMP initiative will ensure we have the bricks and mortar to compete in the emerging new world. And everyone is welcome to play their part.

“America is driving technology, Europe controls global luxury, the sun is rising in China and Asia. If not now, when will it be for Africa?

The 2018 ARISE Fashion Week will take place from March 30 to April 2.

The following designers are expected to participate:

Abaya Lagos / Nigeria

About That Curvy Life / Nigeria

Amine Bendriouich / Morocco

Andrea Iyamah / Nigeria

Aurora James / Canada

Banke Kuku / Nigeria

Bridget Awosika / Nigeria

Bukola Akomolafe / Germany

Chularp Suwannapha / South Africa

Colrs / Germany

Dzyn / Nigeria

Fashpa / Nigeria

Funke Adepoju / Nigeria

Gavin Rajah / South Africa

Gozel Greeen / Nigeria

House of Divas Lagos / Nigeria

House of Irawo / Nigeria

House of Nwocha / Nigeria

Ilare / Nigeria

Imad Eduso / Nigeria

Ituen Basi / Nigeria

Karolynne Ashley / Bahamas

Kenneth Ize / Nigeria

Kimono Kollection / Nigeria

Kluk CGDT / South Africa

Koko Kamala / Botswana

Lahnayo Midnigi / South Africa

Laquan Smith / USA

Laurenceairline / France

Lanre Da Silva / Nigeria

Lisa Folawiyo / Nigeria

LOZA Maleombho / Ivory Coast

Lulu Lingerie / Nigeria

Mai Atafo / Nigeria

Maxhosa by Laduma / South Africa

Maxivive / Nigeria

Moofa / Nigeria

Mustafa Hassanali / Tanzania

Odio Mimonet / Nigeria

Orapeleng Module / South Africa

Ozwald Boateng / UK – United Kingdom

Prim By Michelle Elie / Germany

Quiteria & George / South Africa

Rich Mnisi / South Africa

Rokus London / Ivory Coast

Style Temple / Nigeria

Sunny Rose / Nigeria

Thebe Magugu / South Africa

Tiffany Amber / Nigeria

Tinie Tempah / United Kingdom

Tokyo James / Nigeria

Tsemaye Binitie / Nigeria

Tzar / Nigeria

Vonne Couture / Nigeria

Weizdhurm Franklyn / US

Washington Roberts / USA

Yutee Rone / Nigeria

Ziva Lagos / Nigeria



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