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.

 

 On Wednesday in Ibadan,Ademiloye spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ahead of first Ibadan Bridal Fashion week scheduled to hold from July 19 to July 21.
The part of what he said that I really love is that “Ibadan Bridal Fashion Week is the first in Ibadan and second in Nigeria as a whole.
“We saw the need to encourage and create a platform for our local bridal designers, to create a platform they can showcase their works to the world at large.
“The aim is to be able to push the Nigerian fashion and bridal industry to the world.
“To encourage young designers and to contribute immensely to the fashion industry in Nigeria by promoting made in Nigeria wedding and bridal wears,” he said.
He added that the Ibadan Bridal Fashion Week will enhance forth be an annual event after this years maiden edition.

“We intend continuing the event, after this maiden edition,” he said.
He added that the Nigerian designers have all it takes to design world-class wedding gowns. Gbam!

“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.

 

4 Comments

  • Posted July 1, 2019 8:24 am
    by Basirat Tunrayo

    I would love to attend, I’m impressed with the encouraging part of the bridal show

    • Posted July 1, 2019 6:48 pm
      by Omhawee

      yea right. it would be awesome to have you present and thanks for reading through. i hope you stop by some other time

  • Posted July 2, 2019 9:54 am
    by chrisadem

    I would love one of my friends to present. How do I get the link, please?

    • Posted July 2, 2019 11:34 pm
      by Omhawee

      GREAT. You can send them a mail or check them up on instagram. I linked their page in the content already, just click on those highlighted text

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