Business multi-millionaire and billionaire who made his fortune in oil and gasoline zone, Mr. Femi Otedola has defined the 2019 Arise Fashion Week as an extremely good display prepare with the aid of the Arise Media group as the display entered its 2nd day in Lagos Saturday.
Otedola, who shied far from answering comply with up questions and as a substitute selected to point this reporter to his daughter, become amongst different businessmen and ladies such as captains of enterprise drawn from numerous sectors, inclusive of, Chairman of Stanbic, IBTC, Atedo Peterside, Amaju Pinnick, Bello Osagie, Oskar Ibru, Segun Ogunsanya of Airtel.
The three-day style week which kicked off Friday and enters its second day the previous day witnessed tumultuous crowds drawn from stakeholders in the style and innovative enterprise, personal and public sectors and fashion lovers who swarmed Intercontinental Hotel, the venue of the show.
Saturday’s occasion was preceded with the aid of an Arise Talks – in which a panel comprising Arzi Ifrah, Liya Kebede, Eniola Dawodu, Olivia Singer, Niyi Okuboyejo and Adeola Bali discussed ‘The Essence of Design and Textiles: Preservation, protection and the advancement of the craftsmanship. This becomes followed by a verbal exchange with Andrea Leon Talley of the Vogue Magazine in which he shared his experiences reporting style and entertainment, his meeting with Naomi Campbell and the adventure to date.
The show closes today with a presentation from Ahluwalia Studio supplying U-MI-1, Asai, Bethany Williams, Style Temple, Mwinda, Odio Mimonet, Pyer Moss, Rich, Mini, Mmuso Maxwell, Bridget Awosika, Esteban Cortazar, Item Basi, Tiffany Amber, Okunoren Twins.
Super Model, Naomi Campbell, on Friday introduced that she, in partnership with the Gucci emblem, is set to release an ambitious fashion fellowship in universities in Lagos, Ghana, Kenya and Cape Town in a bold circulate geared toward unleashing the hidden skills that abound within the continent.
The University of Lagos may be the beneficiary in Nigeria.
Making the disclosure at the second one consultation of Arise Talks moderated by Laila Johnson-Salami wherein a panel comprising Campbell, Reni Folawiyo, Barbara James and Funsho Olusanya deliberated on the subject, ‘Business of Fashion – Exploring all Facets of the Emerging Markets in Africa, the fashionista explained that once 33 years on the runway, she had determined that the time has come to use her network, enjoy and skills to work for Africa.