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Fashion Rebirth holds 2nd exhibition, takes Nigeria’s fashion industry to global scene

Fashion Rebirth is a movement aimed primarily at beaming the spotlight on emerging indigenous fashion designers and linking them with big fashion buyers in order to infiltrate our boutiques with made in Nigerian clothes.

The Fashion Rebirth project dreams of reviving the textile industry which will consequently affect the agricultural sector positively. This movement has the capacity to drive the growth and development of micro, small and medium enterprises many of which are skills-based services.

Coordinator and Visionaire of Fashion Rebirth, Vivian Zadok, made the disclosure in a pre-event press statement issued in Abuja..

She stressed that Fashion Rebirth is a movement that seeks to change our orientation and also to be a platform that serves as spring board for designers. At the maiden edition last year, established professionals in the fashion industry shared their growth stories to inspire and mentor the emerging designers.

Important personalities who spoke at the event were; the State Manager of Bank of Industry, Director-General of National Council for Arts and Culture and the Director-General of Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency (SMEDAN).

These reputable governmental organizations supported and endorsed the movement. They spoke about facilities provided by the government to aid small businesses and how to access them, held business clinic to stress the importance of starting small and learning the business aspect of the trade before expanding and most importantly encouraged Nigerians generally to embrace our culture and promote our indigenous manufacturers. This would ultimately provide job opportunities to our teeming youths and will better position Nigeria on the global fashion map as favourable destination and attract international investment.

This year, Fashion Rebirth’s humble contributions have attracted the attention of a giant in the global fashion industry; WORLD FASHION WEEK!

World Fashion Week (WFW) is an internationally acclaimed event and network for trade and fashion professionals. This prestigious organization is a promoter of global unity, development, social, corporate and environmental responsibility, especially focused on the eradication of poverty and the empowerment of women in developing countries, promoting unity and global peace.

WFW provides a forum for worldwide exposure and recognition, with a major role in contributing to the harmonious growth and development of the global fashion industry, working towards the greater good of harnessing and supporting relationships to keep the global fashion industry sustainable and unprejudiced.

WFW recognizes the immense talent rising from all corners of our world, providing new opportunities for leading and upcoming fashion designers to breach into the international market. WFW’s global reach and expansion, and its continuous awareness for social and human development, makes WFW a major global fashion movement, leading to economic growth and sustainable world peace.

Fashion Rebirth is proud and elated to announce WORLD FASHION WEEK as a major supporter and sponsor of the Fashion Rebirth movement in Nigeria and the appointment of Vivian Zadok as a representative of World Fashion Week in Nigeria. The organization has graciously offered sponsorship to one designer from Fashion Rebirth Nigeria to be invited and sponsored to WFW France 2019 event in Paris, (* fashion show with 10 outfits, valued in 14k euro). And also to select the best male and female model from Fashion Rebirth, to participate in the final WFW France 2019 Casting in Paris.

The Fashion Rebirth team comprising of Vivian Zadok, Babajide Adejana, James John Ogbu, Taniyo Bara Zadok and Janet James ogbu have urged governmental organizations, the private sector as well as well-meaning Nigerians to join this movement by encouraging our local manufacturers by patronage.

The second edition of Fashion Rebirth, themed “Fashion Rebirth 2.0” is slated to take place on the 15th of September 2018 at the Exhibition Pavilion and Event Center, Area 10, Garki, Abuja as follows:

Exhibition: 9am

Red-carpet : 4pm

Runway: 6pm

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