It is no longer news that the African Fabric known as ANKARA is cherished tremendously by fashion lovers both locally and internationally. This statement has been proven beyond doubt by the passion shown by emerging designers and guests at the first edition of Ankara Soiree Fashion show and Exhibition held on Saturday 27th July 2013 in Lagos, Nigeria.
The exhibition which started earlier in the day saw designers display creativity, style, talent and originality in using the Ankara fabric to make elegant clothing, accessories and lots more. The visitors and some of Nigeria's celebrities present mingled around the stalls to patronize exhibitors before taking their seats to watch the exclusive run way show anchored by the pretty and charming Mamuzo Ogbeta.
The models walked the runway elegantly in different designers cloth, up and coming fashion collections where showcased from designers; Igho Fashion, Mide fashion County, Fredrick Sawyerr, Babe 4 Life, Cinai Couture, Buchy by Miraexcel, Black n Emmy, Valentina Sparks and of course their elegant look was done by Poland Makeover.
The Principal Consultant of Skyline Image and Events Limited organizers of the Ankara Soiree Mrs Prudence Onyejiaka said the event was born out of the need to provide publicity for young and upcoming designers/ entrepreneurs in Nigeria by showcasing their talent to a select public, promoting our beautiful culture and impacting this cultural creativity and patriotism on the entire public. 'We cannot get tired of showing the world how creative and talented we are in Nigeria using our own African fabric which today has become a universal brand' she said.
Media organisations ranging from Silverbird Televison, Supercreen Television, City People Entertainment, Guardian Newspaper were there to give their unflinching support as well as organizations such as Grand Oak Limited, Purple Campaign and Freelance Creative Concept. Upcoming music artists like Agoha, Wondaland, Sherryphat, GG Fabulous, Chidon and others were present to liven the place even the more.