Ibadan is usually one of the underestimated fashion oriented cities but I tell you, that was then. Now, Ibadan has stepped up the fashion game. We not only own countless number of fashion creatives, we are also passionate about the celebration and education of fashion via various fashion shows. I used the pronoun we because I am proud to be an Ibadan based unisex fashion designer and blogger and it is my joy to announce to you the first bridal fashion show in ibadan.
The Project Coordinator Ibadan Bridal Fashion Week, Adeshola Ademiloye, says there is the need to create a platform for local bridal designers to thrive which I am so much in support of. There are alot of local bridal and non bridal designers who are doing amazing jobs but are not recognized by social media, I mean the likes of bellanaija dont get to feature their designs maybe because they are not celebrities.
To make matters worse, algorithms filters the audience that get to see what many designers got to show. So pathetic.. the way forward is definitely a fashion show where you escape the algorithms and feature your brand like a celeb. You get to upgrade from being a tailor to a fashion designer and develop your fashion portfolio.
“This is so because the client wants the best over their neighbors. So Nigerians have their story to tell, they communicate it with the designer who makes it a reality.
“Nigerian designers are the best in world and are making great design and impression wherever they find themselves.
“We are not competing again; we are dictating the trends all round the world. Most fashion brands in Europe have Nigerians at the helms of its affair.
` Mai Atafo, Lannre Da-Silva are showing us that here and a lot of other names that I can’t mention,” he said.
Those words are encouraging, challenging and convincing enough to charge up the creative spirits in the minds of every fashion designer across Ibadan. The time is NOW! Lets participate massively and make history with this trend.