MEET OMOYEMI AKERELE, FOUNDER OF LAGOS FASHION AND DESIGN WEEK
Omoyemi Akerele is a Nigerian fashion designer, founder and artistic director of Style House Files. She is the founder and creative director of Lagos Fashion and Design Week. Her creative development agency gives African brand the opportunity of showcasing on Pitti Immagine in Italy and the Lagos Fashion and Design Week. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Lagos. She also has a Master’s degree in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick. She worked at Olaniwun Ajayi a Nigerian law firm & Co from 2000 to 2003 prior to becoming a fashion designer. She was the fashion editor for a Lifestyle magazine called True Love.
Style House Files is a creative development agency for Nigerian and African designers. The agency is a pioneering agency in image consultancy and creative direction within the West African country, Style House Files works with Nigerian brands on brand positioning and retail strategies.
Founded by Akerele in June 2011, Lagos Fashion Design Week (LFDW) runs a four day schedule featuring a select list of talented up and coming designers and fashion entrepreneurs. Partnered with the British Fashion Council, the show has been instrumental in raising the profile of the Nigerian fashion industry, and has drawn international attention and acclaim from journalists such as Suzy Menkes and Cristina Manfredi, as well as attracting a host of international buyers.
Omoyemi Akerele is widely regarded as a driving force behind the burgeoning Nigerian fashion industry. She has successfully positioned Nigerian fashion industry right in the center of the global spotlight which she continues to do annually. Her initiatives have created platforms to celebrate and showcase Nigerian fashion while setting the pace for others to emulate.
April 26, 2017