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Meet the 2019 Nominees

Around 100 candidates recently sat through interviews and sewing tests for a place in the 2019 Vlisco Fashion Fund contest. The top three candidates for each country who have been offered a place in the competition will be proudly announced by Vlisco today.

 

The 21 nominees will each be given funding and Vlisco fabrics with which to create a collection of 5 outfits and an accompanying photography campaign. The contestants have the month of November in which to complete the challenge. The final results will be presented before a panel of local and international judges next month.

 

Discover the nominees below!

NIGERIA

Nigjessica

Jessica Nwalozie

“Tenacious Designer”

Nigsamira

Samira Abdullahi

“Authentically Creative”

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Jane Efanga

“Enterprising Fashionista”

BENIN

Bensogbossi

Jean-Marie Sogbossi

“Women are his Muse. Through his creations, he aims at beautifying them and representing them in an unexpected yet unique ways.”

Benjean

Jean-Eudes Adjito

“ Poise and imagination are major traits of his work.”

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Perpetue Dossouvi

” A talented creative whose work is driven by tradition and modernity.”

CONGO

Congrace

Grace Bazeka

“ Ambitious, talented and above all passionate about sewing, Grace stands out for her method of mixing fabrics: the mix and match.”

Conjoblukadi

Job Lukadi

“ The highly observational Job draws inspiration from nature and everything around it. He made sewing his passion.”

Conflorentine

Florentine Mwema

 “In love with the fabric, Florentine has managed to differentiate herself by her speed and her sense of detail.”

GHANA

Ghdavid

David Boye-Doe

“ Very organized and forward thinking. Designer for the future. The future of fashion is seen in his designs.”

Ghmina

Minah Korewaah Frempong

“Just like a potter who creates unique artworks, she creates beautiful outfits with a deep sense of fashion.”

Ghdanielopoku

Daniel Opoku

“ Unique and outstanding fashion talent with an ability to create beautiful pieces.”

IVORY COAST

Rcihenriettekone Khady

Henriette Khady Koné

Rcikrovriphoto De Moi

Dolores Krovri

Rci Sonia

Sonia Nangbo

TOGO

Togkouvi

Adokou Akouvi Reine

Togjanvier

Janvier Djossou Kodjovi

Togcorneil

Kouegan Kokou Corneil

GLOBAL

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Babacar Diakhate

Global3

Martha Kabaso

Togcorneil 1

Faourouz Sadaoutchi

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