Six finalists emerge at design fashion Africa


Six fashion designers have emerged finalists at the Design Fashion Africa (DFA).

The young designers who were part of the DFA online design challenge had their entries reviewed by a panel of celebrity judges and will now join the DFA Fashion Academy where they will receive training from some of Africa’s best designers.

Design Fashion Africa had launched on September 3 with the goal of showcasing more young upcoming fashion designers to the rest of the world and help them commercialize their craft.

Entries from Nigeria

Following a launch teaser video and an official announcement, the organizing team received over 1000 entries from across Nigeria.

While there was public voting for best designs, a panel had to sit through and vet all the entries to pick the very best designs from the lot, narrowing all applications to less than 1%.

At the event hosted at the Eko Hotel & Suites, two designers were eliminated.

Three-day Bootcamp

Following this event, the remaining 6 designers will undergo a three-day Bootcamp which will feature a fashion academy on the first day, a marketplace on the second and round up with a live fashion show on the final day.

The fashion academy will feature training from some of the best in the fashion business in Africa, such as Mai Atafo.

Design Fashion Africa opens on October 3 and will come to an end with the live fashion show at Eko Hotels on October 5.


Olajumoke Adeleke