Arise Magazine Fashion Week Awards: The nominees and the winners!

by Ifeanyi Dike Jr

On 13th March the much anticipated 2011 Arise Magazine Fashion Week came to a spectacular end with the first ever Arise Magazine Fashion Week Awards. From the remarkable innovations on the runway to the fierce models;  the creative designers to the A-listers occupying front row seats; Lagos Fashion Week was definitely worth the wait and worth our while.

The night started in style with artiste Darey Art-Alade and media personality, Lola Adesioye as anchors of the awards ceremony. The publisher of Arise Magazine, Prince Obaigbena Nduka acknowledged the 52 designers who had showcased their collections, also thanking the sponsors and guests. Pastor Uduak was then called on stage to empower the audience with a short speech.

Up next was the presentation of the awards, with Helen Prest-Ajayi, business mogul Alhaji Aliko Dangote, a visibly pregnant Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi, Vanguard Newspaper publisher Mr Sam Amuka and (insert name of editor of guardian#hint mrs) doing the honours of presenting the awards to the winners.

Mo’Cheddah performed for the crowd in a stunning Re Bahia dress while Nigerian born British sensation Tiny Tempah closed the show. Klûk CGDT turned out to be the big winners of the night, with awards in two  categories and a show at New York in September.

The list of Arise Magazine Fashion Week Awards  nominees below:

BEST IN CREATIVE DESIGN

Ituen Bassey(NG)

Samantha Cole(UK)

Kluk CGDT(SA)

Bunmi koko(UK)

Angelo Von Mol(Belgium/Ivory Coast)

BEST IN INNOVATIVE DESIGN

Ituen Bassey(NG)

Buki Akib(UK)

Pierre-Antoinette Vettorello(Belgium/Ghana)

Lanre-Da-Silver (NG)

FIVE DESIGNERS WERE SELECTED TO SHOWCASE AT THE NEW-YORK FASHION WEEK (SUMMER/SPRING COLLECTION)

Kluk CGTD(SA)

Jewel by Lisa(NG)

Pierre-Antoinette Vettorello(Belgium/Ghana)

Bunmi Koko(NG)

Tsemaye Binitie(UK)

BEST IN MENSWEAR DESIGN

Okunoren Twins(NG)

Buki Akib(UK)

Amine Bendriouich(Morocco)

B-side by Wale Adeyemi(UK)

Angelo Van Mol(Belgium/Ghana)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Deola Sagoe(NG)

Xuly bet(Mali/France)

Eredappa(NG)

Kluk CGDT

Sade Thomas

NEW FACE OF THE YEAR

Isi

Chika

Uju

Kemi

Gorgie

Abiola

FASHION BRAND OF THE YEAR

Tiffany Amber(NG)

Deola Sagoe(NG)

Jewel by Lisa(NG)

YOUNG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

ZEDEYE(UK)

Maki Oh(UK/NG)

Buki Akib(UK)

Tsemaye Binitie(UK)

EMERGING DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Maki Oh(UK/NG)

Bridget Awosika(NG)

Bunmi Koko(UK)

STYLE ICON

Nike Oshinowo-Soleye

Ruth Osime

D’banj

Tiffany Amber

Eku Edewor

Kluk CGTD

MODEL OF THE YEAR

Flavianna

Sigail

Amina

Gorgie

Ajuma

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Deola Sagoe(NG)

Jewel by Lisa(NG)

Kluk CGDT(SA)

Bunmi Koko(UK)

Iteun Bassey(NG)

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