Heineken Lagos and Design Week 2017 celebrates the Unsung Heroes of African Fashion

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Heineken Lagos and Design Week 2017 celebrates the Unsung Heroes of African Fashion

This year, we look beyond Nigeria and explore traditional African craftsmanship across the African continent and in doing so, we unmask the unsung heroes, working behind-the-scenes, weaving into the African narrative our indigenous textiles. Today we introduce to you, the Maasai beaders from Ngong Hills, Kenya and the Akwete weavers from Abia State, Nigeria.

 
Maria Majuri and Janet Kolonu, Maasai beaders fron Ngong Hills, Kenya. They are passionate about bead work which acts as a source of income to take care of their families. This traditional form of beading is now being embedded into contemporary fashion.
 

Linda Ikeji TV is a Media Partner of Heineken LFDW 2017
Ekwutolom Chigozie, Akwete weaver from Abia State, Eastern Nigeri. The traditional craft of Akwete weaving has been passed down to women from generation to generation in the Akwete community of Abia State. The proceeds are used as a source of income. The material, equally beautiful as it is diverse can be used to make clothes, shoes, bags and more.

 
From the 25th to the 29th of October, Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week will galvanize the entire continent to be the global loss for creativity and commerce, from Lagos Nigeria. 
 

From more information, please visit: www.lagosfashionanddesignweek.com

Heineken Lagos and Design Week 2017 celebrates the Unsung Heroes of African Fashion
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