Yomi Casual To Showcase At Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) 2016
Yomi Casual is a label outfit that specializes in African design, especially cut-to-fit African design. Our designs are intricately textured and designed to stand our clients out in style. Our definition of Casual is deliberately the direct opposite of the Fashion World definition of Casual.
Our designs are uniquely sewn to a standard of Perfection. Our trendsetting designs flatters you from every angle. Each time we work on a new design, we have a Celebrity in mind. And whether you are famous or not, once you are dressed up in our designs, our sleek style automatically brings a celebrity out of you.
We are led, and driven by the genuine innovations of Olorunyomi Omoniyi Makun our Founding CEO, who holds a degree in Fashion Design & Clothing Technology from Auchi Polytechnic in Edo State Nigeria.
A younger brother of Ace Comedian, AY and the last of seven Children of the Makun Family, Yomi Makun hails from Ifon in Ondo State Nigeria. He started his fashion out,Yomi Casual® in the 2007 and broke into A-list Fashion designers in Nigeria when his bold and contemporary designs became the favourite of Celebrities in Nigeria and Africa.
He has since set an enviable standard of attracting models in the Shape of Celebrities for his new collections. Desmond Elliot, Zack Orji, AY, Alibaba, Uti Nwachukwu, Alex Ekubo, Dj Jimmy Jatt, Ebube Nwagbo, IK Ogbonna, Sammie Okoposo, Iyanya, and to mention a few, Aki and Paw Paw are some of the many Celebrities who have at one time being Celebrity Models for Yomi Casual®.
The remarkable comfort of Yomi Casual® Polish designs is also enjoyed by Captains of Industry, private Businessmen, Socialites as well as Politicians in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, and some other parts of Africa.
Yomi Casual® has featured in Fashion Exhibitions in Nigeria, and in the UK including Native Vogue International Fashion Week which was held in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Yomi Casual® outfits were featured in the award winning 30 Days in Atlanta a movie filmed in Atlanta, USA and Lagos Nigeria. Yomi Casual® is also the official Clothing Partner of AY Live Comedy & Music Concerts, and Shift Celebrity Prayse – an annual thanksgiving event for all Nigerian Celebrities.
Yomi Casual® is an award-winning fashion Brand in Africa. We won the Inspiration Excellent Awards in 2014, and that’s just one of the recognition below listed.
Nigerian Youth Merit Awards fashion designer of the year 2011 and 2012, City people Hottest designer of the year 2011 Effizzy Awards newest designer of the year, Dynamix all youth Awards designer of the year 2012, Vconnect Award of excellence 2012, Cynosure magazine recognition award 2013, Exclusive impact magazine fashion designer of the year, peace ambassador nominee 2014,The inspiration Excellent service awards 2014, Nigeria models achievers Award 2014…
ABOUT AFRICA FASHION WEEK NIGERIA
Africa Fashion Week Nigeria a social enterprise that provides a platform to help promote Nigerian and brands through worldwide visibility and distribution and manufacturing. We focus on empowerment, creating jobs and supporting education and skills training in fashion.
The first edition launched in May 2014, was created by Ronke Ademiluyi, also the founder of Africa Fashion Week London.and her Team. The core mission of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria is empowerment through fashion, to create jobs through fashion, to support education in fashion and develop skills training and capacity development in the fashion industry.
To see fashion in Nigeria grow and be recognized as a multi-million pound industry as it is in the UK, We hope that it contributes to GDP like in the UK where fashion is a million pond industry.
Our core aim is providing visibility platforms for new talent, who would otherwise not have the means to gather attention and awareness on their own.
Our platforms allow the global audience to see what Nigerian and African Fashion is all about, and then they can contribute to its growth as we believe that for creativity to grow there needs to be a platform that supports and contributes to its growth.
We have plans to open a fashion hub in Nigeria, to host student workshops, provide internships, scholarships and short coursework to develop talent and also help designers produce their fashion collection and build their own design business.
Date 1st-3rd July 2016.
Venue -The Eko Hotel & Suites.
AFWN 2016 Will Include 5 Catwalk Shows | 50 Designers | A Fashion Gala & Awards Night & Panel Discussions Aimed At Promoting Nigeria As A Production Hub.
The Panel Discussions Will Include The Following Topics.
VALUE SUPPLY CHAIN
INDUSTRIAL TRAINING & MACHINERY
QUALITY & STANDARDIZATION & PRODUCTION FOR INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS.
SETTING UP A FASHION BUSINESS IN NIGERIA- THE LOGISTICS
PRESS, BRANDING & MARKETING
RETAILING OF MADE IN NIGERIA FASHION PRODUCTS
TRENDS & UNDERSTANDING THE GLOBAL MARKET
TEXTILES- THE OPTIONS & QUALITIES IN NIGERIA.
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