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Right now, the 21 nominees are completing the final round of the 2018 Vlisco Fashion Fund. Each of the nominees has been given funding and fabrics to create a collection of 5 outfits to be presented to the global jury in November. The funding can be put towards creating commercial content with which to presents the outfits in a unique way.

View the nominees alongside one of their portfolio pictures below, together with and an excerpt from the jury report.

Congo

Job Lukadi

Job Lukadi

“The strong observations in everyday life form the starting point for Lukadi’s designs.”

Richie Maya

Richie Maya

“Modern, breezy and quite voluptuous styles. An overall strong stylist and couturier.”

Adrianna Talansi

Adrianna Talansi

“Adriana has a strong sense for business and has already made her first marks in the fashion industry.”

RCI

Wahouie

Wahouie

“Wahouie celebrates women through his couture.”

Abdoulaziz Amara Kone

Abdoulaziz Amara Kone

“His passion for fashion and tailoring is driven by his desire to make women even more beautiful and elegant.”

Kouame Guillaine

Kouame Guillaine

“An extremely creative mind, who always seeks to stand out from other designers. She is comfortable and experienced in mixing different types of fabrics and materials.”

Togo

Djiedjom Hundeglah

Djiedjom Hundeglah

Akouvi Danyo

Anoumou Placca

Anoumou_Placa

Benin

Paola Sah

Ami des Femmes Création

Ami des Femmes Création

“A fierce and determined young woman with a vision for her brand.”

Lionel Guezodje

By Francel

“Unusual, yet feminine and glamorous creations. Expect to find the extraordinary in his designs.”

Petros Tetteh

Teed

Teed

“A talented creative with an original personality who tells tales through his fashion.”

Nigeria

Precious Ediase

Thamani by Yaya

Thamani by Yaya

“Extremely creative with so much potential.”

Karen Ayuba
Flat17Studio

Flat17Studio

“Has a head for business, and an amazing willingness to learn.”

Tayo Paramole

Tesmi

Tesmi

“A very articulate and distinct voice in design.”

Ghana

Nana Kweku Agyenim Boateng

Governor

Nana_Kweku

“New to the industry. An abundance of potential.”

Jeremiah Mensah
Jerey Mensah

Jeremiah_Mensah

“A very original candidate who surprised us with his non-conformist brand and genderless collection.”

Patricia Naa Lamley Annang

Naa Lamley Kouture

“An artistic and creative young woman with an enormous potential for growth.”

Global

Abiola Akinsiku 

From Canada

Precious Threads by Abiola

Precious Threads by Abiola

“Gorgeous clean lines and structured garments. A woman with a story who has a brand with a story.”

Anne Béatrice Bodo

From Cameroon

 

Anne Béatrice Bodo – from Cameroon

“Experimental, surprising and exciting designs. Outfits that vary in style but all carry the designer’s authentic handwriting.”

Marthe Sharon Ngwenolla 

From Senegal

 

Marthe Sharon Ngwenolla – From Senegal

“Skilled, talented and not afraid to experiment.”

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