African Fashion Star Competition Launches Today in Nigeria
Fashion designers from all over Africa are welcome to compete in the Africa Fashion Star Competition taking place in Lagos, Nigeria today, July 31, 2013.
This competition is being held in partnership between Frallain the African Luxury Group, and EDUN. Contestants will compete for the chance to win a paid internship with the fashion brand Edun based in New York City and take classes at a world famous fashion school in New York City as well. Edun is part of the luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennesy) and shows twice a year at New York Fashion Week. "Edun's mission has always been to support trade with Africa and thus we are excited to welcome a young African talent as part of our trade and training programs. We look forward to having this young designer as part of the team in New York and wish to extend thanks to those who helped to make this program a reality," says Janice Sullivan, CEO Edun. The winner will also be signed to Frallain and have their collections featured under the brand.
This exciting opportunity for the winner will begin September 30th. "Frallain is very excited about this competition! We believe that this competition will give an African designer a rewarding opportunity in which they can take their design skills to a whole new level and introduce their designs to the international market," says Roberta Annan, CEO of Frallain.
Top 10 final contestants will be chosen and announced during the second week of July. Judges for the Fashion Show will be announced once the top 10 contestants have been chosen.