Womenswear Designer of the Year – Modhan at NSFDW2018
As Womenswear designer of the year, Modhan gets to showcase at the Glitz Africa Fashion Week Accra.
Modhan fashion brand is definitely one to look out for because of its unique crochet and yarn wears. Its founder, Olakanye Modupe, describes the fashion house as “unique, creative, vintage and different”. Her biggest fear while starting out was if she would be accepted…
“I was scared people won’t appreciate and value my kind of fashion since it’s made of Yarn. Plus, down pricing is another problem. Most people believe handmade should be cheap irrespective of the hours you used creating that piece. They’d rather go buy the industrial made ones that are quite cheaper”.
Getting yarn for her business is not easy, as she has to look for the best quality and texture; sometimes she dyes them as they can be very expensive to acquire. She draws her inspiration from everyday routine, lifestyle, culture and even nature. On NSFDW being a competitive platform for emerging designers to showcase their best collection, how did she create her collection?
“Through imagination, inspiration from other designers or fine artists, sketching, and fashion shows”.
Menswear Designer of the Year – Fams Nigeria at NSFDW2018
As Menswear designer of the year, Fams NG (Tosin Adetutu) gets to showcase at the Africa Fashion Week Houston. Fams NG showcased his FamsSS19 collection TOWUNMI (The One I Desire) at NSFDW2018
Most Creative Designer of the year – Agwemel Collection at NSFDW2018
As the Most Creative designer of the year, Agwemel Collection by Elizabeth Agwe gets to showcase at the Africa Fashion Week Houston.
Fashion School of the year – Makadel Fashion School at NSFDW2018
As the Fashion School of the year, Makadel Fashion School gets to showcase at Swahili Fashion Week.
NSFDW2018 submission to BAHM Magazine, courtesy of BlackNBold Group