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December 29th, 2011

Nigerian Fashion Week goes all Green – EVENT

Legendary Gold Limited annually organises The Nigeria Fashion Show, The Nigeria Fashion Week, The Nigeria Fashion Awards, The Nigeria Model Awards, Bayelsa Fashion Week and Benue Fashion Week. It has been in operation for the last 16 years and has become a leader in organizing fashion and modeling events in Nigeria. The local edition of The Nigeria Fashion Show has been staged since 1997 in Lagos and Abuja. The international editions started in 2000 in Paris, Milan, Stockholm, Cape Town, New York, Washington, Houston, Atlanta, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Rome etc and are run in collaboration with the Nigerian Embassies in the various countries it has been held.

The Nigeria Fashion Week provides the most appropriate atmosphere & opportunity for fashion, beauty & hair products and accessories to meet with both local and international wholesalers, buyers, retailers, end users, distributors and fashion press. n its fifth year, the Nigeria Fashion Week is fast becoming the most sought after fashion event in Africa. Over the years, it has played host to both local and international luxury brands.

For the Nigerian participants, it offers a wide marketing opportunity for showcasing new designer products and services and for international exhibitors, it welcomes hospitality and patronage of the friendly Nigerian people.



For this seasons event of NFW, they wish to contribute to sustainability so the event recognises this need for environmental awareness and as part of the runway event will showcase a “Going Green Collection” to draw that awareness to climate change. Designers participating in this slot will be using recycled materials to create their collection and the last day of the event on November 19th, will be dedicated to a climate change awareness week and a tree planting exercise.

In 2005, Legendary Gold Limited was appointed by the Federal Ministry of Information and Communications to produce fashion shows as part of the Heart of Africa project.  In 2007, Legendary Gold Limited got Nigeria endorsed as the 41st country approved to participate in the first World Fashion Week scheduled for New York,2011.

The Nigeria Fashion Week was endorsed in 2008 by the World Fashion Organization the regulatory body of the international fashion industry with membership of over 53 countries. Nigeria Fashion Week also is an affiliate of the World Fashion Week which is organized by the World Fashion Organization.

This years events details as follows:

Date: 17th to 19th November 2011

Venue: Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos

Runway Shows: 12 and 6pm daily

Exhibition Fair:  9am-8pm

For more information:

And for tickets contact: and

Author: Jacqueline Shaw



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