Fashion Fund 2018 Nigeria
Osun is the Yoruba goddess of the river, fertility, love, beauty and order. She is the fountain of sacred wisdom and the Queen of Witches. While she is beneficent and generous, she also has a malevolent and tempestuous side. As the queen of witches, she is associated with the Gelede masquerade. Inspired by her multifaceted nature, this collection creatively tries to portray the goddess Osun in light of her four faces in four different outfits. These four faces or facets are: Her Royalty, Her Gaiety, Her Fury and Her Passion.
The Audacious collection presents garments that show a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks. Odiase Precious shows silhouettes with eye-catching statements. The seemingly contrasting atmospheres that come together in each look challenge the conventional ideas of what clothes are supposed to exude. The looks explore how the fabric motifs can accentuate curves and create other shapes.
A Classy Lady in Vlisco
Inspired by the classy ladies of the 1950s, Karen Ayuba created a collection that revolves around the undeniable impression of a woman wearing Vlisco. The simplistic and elegant style that is central to most of her silhouettes aims to highlight the vibrancy of the patterns of the fabric. Draping techniques that can be found in several outfits accentuate the timeless elegance of the collection. Iconic women such as Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy are key sources of inspiration for Karen Ayuba.
During the last week in November, the Global Jury reviewed the creations of the 21 finalists and reached its decision on which seven contestants would be crowned winners of the Vlisco Fashion Fund 2018.Learn more
By September 30, the Fashion Fund Team had received over 600 portfolios from fashion creatives based in Africa and many other places around the world. It was an enormous challenge to choose from so many great designers. The candidates who presented the most remarkable designs in the most interesting ways and who showed the most potential were invited for interview.Learn more