Africa Fashion Week London launches AFLW Live powered by Mentor MatcHER Europe’s leading female mentoring initiative and Tobi Adegboyega Foundation. 

AFWL Live will host 100s of aspiring fashion designers, stylists and fashion enthusiast to a game changing conversation on “How To Build A Fashion Brand” with an opportunity to win £2,000!!!

Speakers on the day include:

Frederica Boateng a fashion marketing and business management lecturer at LCF and the Director of Fashion Business Education a fashion education, business online resource centre which provides affordable and accessible education for startups, independent businesses, graduates and students. With a BA in Fashion Marketing and Masters in Fashion Entrepreneurship all obtained from the London College of Fashion her main research topic focus is on bridging the gap between entrepreneurship and education. 

Bidemi Zakariyau is the Founder & CEO of LSF|PR, who’s clients include global and local companies including Philips, Branch, Baker Hughes (a GE Company), TREXM Oil and Gas Services, Reckitt-Benckiser, Remy-Cointreau and many more. LSF|PR is a recipient of a certificate of excellence by the SABRE Awards (2018) – the worlds biggest PR awards programme, dedicated to bench-marking the best PR work across the globe.

Bidemi has been listed by Forbes Africa as one of the innovators and game-changers in business on the prestigious 30 Under 30 list (2018), Rising PR Practitioner by the Nigerian Institute of public Relations – Lagos Chapter (2017). In 2016 she won the Future Awards for Media Enterprise.

Andre Humphrey - Modeste, Co founder & Creative Director THRDS. As a passionate creative director, Andre specialises in producing high end engaging commercial/independent video and photography content for fashion and lifestyle brands.

Brands include Cat Footwear (EMEA), Topman (UK), Oliver Sweeney (UK), Majestic Athletic (EMEA), Keds (EMEA/GLOBAL), TODD architects. Creating strategies within look-books, branded concepts and documentaries/shorts. All through the agency THRDS LTD.

The event will be hosted by Mariam Mola founder of Mentor MatcHER.  Mariam Mola is an entrepreneur, author and founder of Europe’s leading female mentoring initiative, Mentor MatcHER. One of the most connected female power players in the city  she founded @MentorMatcHER after seeing the lack of support available to women in business and the work place. Mentor MatcHER has collaborated with some of the world’s leading brands destinations, namely Conde Nast, Thomas’s at Burberry, Bulgari and the Vogue Cafè. Through this leading initiative, she has supported over 3500 female entrepreneurs and ex offenders in just 24 months. 

Miss Mola's other business achievements include being nominated as HSBC Young Entrepreneur of the year, launching Europe’s first designer shoe hire boutique in Westfield stocking designer brands Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik to name a few.

For an opportunity to win the £2,000 African Fashion Designer of The Year Award please attend the event and complete the grant application form.

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