Fashionistas to storm Akwa Ibom

The organisers of the Ibom Fashion Week (IFW), a three-day fashion and style event, have officially unveiled the project with the dates, participants, venue and activities announced.

The theme of this year’s edition is  ‘Culture meets Style’ and it is scheduled to hold from October 14 to 16 at the Le Meridian Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

According to the organisers, the Ibom Fashion Week is well thought out, poised to put Akwa Ibom State on the fashion map with a three-day epoch making string of events that will showcase fashion styles on a runway.

The event will also  provide a platform for young and emerging talents in the fashion industry to showcase their works and build connections with stakeholders, the media, investors and fashion lovers.

The Ibom Fashion Week 2016 is organised by Will Travel & Tourism in collaboration with Studio 115 Integrated Services and supported by the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

The event is expected to showcase, promote and advance the fashion and tourism industry of not just the host State, Akwa Ibom but also Nigeria as a whole.

Speaking at the event, president and founder of Ibom Fashion Week, Tonia C. Anaoji, said “the event is aimed at bringing together fashion designers, make-up artistes and hairstylists in a bid to give leverage to what they do and encourage them to forge new frontiers in their career. We decided to bring this event to Akwa Ibom because we believe the state is well positioned in the South-South and South-East as a place to reckon with. The peace that pervades the state and its stable security also are factors that made us believe we should  bring a world-class fashion experience to its residents.”

Also speaking at the event, Mr. Elisha Attai, CEO of Studio 115 (partners of the event) and Vice president of Ibom Fashion Week, hinted that many A-list music artistes have been billed to give pomp to the event. He announced that Timi Dakolo, Adekunle Gold and Chidinma would be performing  at the event.

He also disclosed  that the show would be hosted by Big Brother Africa’s Kevin, with the red carpet hosted by Uti and Denrele. AY is one of the comedians scheduled for the show. Mr. Elisha also pointed out that several indigenous musicians and comedians would be included on the list of performers as well.