LFDW 2017 Fashion Focus Talks Kicks Off In Enugu, Abuja, Port Harcourt & Lagos With The Theme “From Passion To Profit”

LFDW 2017 Fashion Focus Talks Kicks Off In Enugu, Abuja, Port Harcourt & Lagos With The Theme “From Passion To Profit”

The 7th edition of the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week kicked off with the Fashion Focus talks from the 7th to 11th of August 2017.

The Fashion Focus events tagged – “From Passion to Profit” was geared towards opening the minds of aspiring creatives in the fashion industry and those alike, whilst creating a space to network with like minds and influencers.

The talks were hosted in Enugu, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagos. Speaking on the theme, were top influencers in the fashion and lifestyle industry such as Eku Edewor, Ezinne Chinkata, George Okoro, Kelechi Amadi Obi, Nkechi Eze, Omoyemi Akerele, Tsemaye Binitie, Yummie Ogbebor, and Zara Odu who shared personal experiences on how to convert passion into a sustainable business that adds value.

Speaking on how to build a business beyond creativity in Enugu, Omoyemi Akerele, founder HLFDW, emphasized the importance of being deliberate and intentional as part of a strategy for building a visible, desirable and profitable business, whilst Ezinne Chinkata expressed the need for constant training in order to attain excellence.

In Abuja and Portharcourt, there was an underlining sub-theme of vision and identity. Speakers, spoke on how to be successful in business through authenticity and passion.

At the Lagos edition Nkechi Eze stated:

“Whether you have a business or a 9-5 job, work hard to stand out”.

Attendees from this year’s edition were thrilled to gain more insight into alternative ways of making their passion more profitable to them. They expressed sincere gratitude to have been part of the talks and are already looking forward to the next edition.

Ada of Adaz fabrics, who attended the talk in Enugu had these few words to say;

“The talks were indeed well curated as it gave us tools and pointers as creatives in the fashion industry. We talked about identity gaps/voids to fill, challenges in the creative industry and how to overcome them. I was so grateful to be part of it”.

See all the pictures from the various cities.

George okoro speaking in Abuja

Zara odu and George Okoro in Abuja

Nkechi Eze speaking in Lagos
Nkechi Eze speaking in Lagos

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Fashion Focus Bolajo Fawehinmi and Kelechi Amadi Obi in Portharcourt
Fashion Focus Bolajo Fawehinmi and Kelechi Amadi Obi in Port Harcourt
Zara Odu speaking in Abuja
Zara Odu speaking in Abuja
Yummie Ogbebor and Kelechi Amadi Obi in Pourtharcourt
Yummie Ogbebor and Kelechi Amadi Obi in Pourt Harcourt
Eku Edewor speaking in Lagos (1)
Eku Edewor speaking in Lagos
Ezinne Chinkata speaking in Enugu (2)
Ezinne Chinkata speaking in Enugu
Kelechi Amadi Obi speaking in Port harcourt
Kelechi Amadi Obi speaking in Port harcourt
Speakers Eku Edewor ,Ink Eze and BintieTsemaye at the Fashion Focus Talks Lagos Edition
Speakers Eku Edewor ,Ink Eze and BintieTsemaye at the Fashion Focus Talks Lagos Edition

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Audience remarks (1)

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Audience remarks

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