It was an evening of glitz and glamour at the Balmoral Center, Federal Palace Hotel Victoria Island, Lagos where some “big fishes” of Fashion gathered to celebrate the Fashion Finest Africa Awards, it’s the first of its kind to be hosted by Fashion Finest Africa and it was definitely an epic show.
The event was set up to celebrate those who are making a mark in the fashion industry and those who have also made a mark in the Africa’s fashion Industry and your preferred online store Payporte was celebrated and given an award as the Fashion Retail store of the year, it was a night of fun and excitement.
The host of the event Bolanle Olukanmi, also performed beautifully in three looks that embodied a truly stylish Nigerian, a guest at the royal wedding and a celebrity at the Catholic-themed Met Gala.
The major highlight of the evening was the awards and here are the awards presented at the show:
Bag designer of the year: Femi Handbags
Indigenous Fabric designer: Adire Lounge
Shoe designer of the year: Buqisi-Ruux from Kenya
Men’s wear designer of the year: Mai Atafo
Female model of the year: Ayomide Ayodele
Creative award of the year: Papa Oppong from Ghana
Women’s designer of the year: Tubo
Makeup artsite of the year: d’artiste by dodos
Male model of the year: Tosin Dudun
Fashion Magazine of the year: Schisk Magazine
Fashion show of the year: GT bank Fashion weekend
Fashion Photographer of the year: Reze Bonna from South Africa
Accessories designer of the Year: Pichulik from Nigeria
Emerging designer of the year: Rich Minsi from South Africa
Stylist of the Year: The Style Infidel
Fashion blogger of the year: Kefi boo from South Africa
Fashion Influencer of the Year: Toke Makinwa
Fashion Retail store of the year: PayPorte
Fashion Icon of the the year: Deola Sagoe
Outstanding contribution to the Nigerian Fashion Industry: Omoyemi Akerele
Young designer of the Year: Emmy Kasbit
Designer of the year: Lisa Folawiyo
It was really an evening of fun and one major performance was the Juliana crew, this particular crew displayed different cultures in Africa through dance and modelling.
The show goes on for two more days on Sunday and Monday, the 27th and 28th of May, 2018 with fashion shows featuring established, new, emerging and student designers. There will be special exhibitions and vendors available to give fashion lovers the opportunity to shop their favourite looks and of course your preferred Online store PayPorte will be available at the exhibition to sell beautiful outfits at prices you will love, do stop by on Sunday or Monday to make your choices.
here are some pictures from the event:
Photo credit: The Guardian Life