Hey guys, are you ready for this?! If you are a designer looking for a stage to show your designs then be informed that The Economic Community of West African States is marking its 40th Anniversary with a fashion Week in Cotonou, Republic of Benin.
Billed to take place between 28th to 30th August, the EFW will be holding at the prestigious Dreambeach Hotel, Cotonou, Republic of Benin.
To be a part of this event, send in your enquires to Adekunle Ralphie at email@example.com
Ecowas Fashion Week currently in its second edition is recording successes already on the building “fame board”. The organizers of EFW are mostly interested in building, expanding and encouraging fashion, and a common market hub amongst the West African States. ECOWAS-governed region is comprised of fifteen (15) countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
According to the organisers, the attendant benefits of ECOWAS FASHION WEEK includes the following;
The average African youth is known for their vibrant and entrepreneurial spirit especially if in an enabling environment. Apart from the chrematistic gains of ECOWAS FASHION WEEK in the region, one other key benefit will be the entrepreneurial engagement of youths across the 15 countries.
Fashion creatives in designing, manufacturing, makeup artistry, styling, media, PR, photography, and beauty segments will be brought on board. Awards and recognitions like “Lifetime Achievement Award” and The “ECOWAS Young Designer of the Year” will be given to designers who have contributed immeensely in the area of fashion and most outstanding upcoming designer respectively.
One critical benefit when Ecowas Fashion Week kicked off was putting Africa on the world map thereby attracting mainstream investors in the region. It is also interesting that ECOWAS is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and the beautiful Republic of Benin has been selected to host the Fashion Week, this is set to boost the tourism visibility of the country which is part of the objectives of Ecowas Fashion Week. The 40th Anniversary inauguration will be done by the Prime Minister of Benin Republic followed by a fashion exhibition and the event proper.
ECOWAS FASHION WEEK are partnering with top buyers who will be exposed to the raw ingenuity of these fashion creatives. So guys, keep it locked down here with us for more upcoming fashion shows, modelling auditions and runway photos of the latest fashion shows.
Got more info to share with us? Hit the comment button!