Native and Vogue Port Harcourt international Fashion Week is the most creative and innovative fashion event in West Africa. It is an assembly of top designers and models across Africa, to celebrate the totality of African Fashion.
Designed as a dual platform to groom emerging designers and showcase established designers, Native and Vogue is positioned to drive and grow the local fashion industry into sustainable globally competitive brands.
From the 19th – 21st of September 2014,Port Harcourt will host distinguished guest from the local and international fashion scene in a three day affair of incredible spectacle and an awesome display of the vibrant Nigerian and African fashion style.
According to the organizers, who believe everyone is endowed with a creative wealth of limitless possibilities, hence the theme for Native and Vogue season 2 is “Possibilities live here’’. We know that you have the innate ability to be what you dare to dream, hence two platforms have been created to foster emerging designers and models namely:
· The “Young Designers Competition”
· “Face of Native & Vogue”
The “Face of Native and vogue” and the “Young Designers Competition” act as a definitive forum to encourage, inspire and strengthen emerging designers through mentorship initiatives scholarships and cash prices. Each year, aspiring models and designers send in their entries for the competitions. Entries are judged based uniqueness in style, originality and creativity.
As an emerging model, Face of Native and Vogue provide you a rare opportunity to walk the ramp alongside international and renowned models. As the Face of Native and Vogue you have the opportunity to model designs of frontline designers and be the face on all our communication materials for the fashion week!
After rigorous screening and counter selection processes, the panel of professional judges of the 2014 Edition of the event came up with a male and a female model who represents as the face of Native & Vogue 2014... See Pix below!
Speaking further on this development, the MD of Neo Mantra, Mrs Nkiruka Oguadinma, told Society Reporters NG that This year, at the young designer’s competition, we challenge upcoming designers to dare to design! The terrain will be tougher; creativity will be let loose and original and truly unique designs will be inspired- all things are possible!
Prizes to be won include –
A. Scholarship to an international fashion school
B. One year mentorship with a renowned fashion designers
C. Automatic FADAN membership
D. Fashion designs in notable fashion magazines.
One of the designers that will be showcasing in this years edition, "Posibilities live here" is Lagos Based Creative fashion designer, Yomi Casual, among other notable creative designers both locally and internationally.