by Hauwa Gambo
Due to the phenomenal success of the inaugural ARISE Magazine Fashion Week 2011, where 5,000 guests, 51 designers, 81 models, 5 musical acts performed over three days, ARISE is once again proud to announce that it will return to Lagos in March 2012. The ARISE Magazine Fashion Week 2012 fashion extravaganza will run for an extended period of six days from Tuesday 6 to Sunday 11 March 2012.
Once again, ARISE will invite 50 designers to participate in its 2012 Fashion Week show. The much-anticipated finale will host the spectacular ARISE Magazine Fashion Awards. The very best of the designers will be invited to participate in the annual ARISE Magazine Fashion Gala at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week in September 2012.
ARISE Magazine founder, Nduka Obaigbena says: “There is a side of Lagos that chimes well with the international fashion scene. We at ARISE Magazine recognise that the city has much to offer in the way of vibrancy and extraordinary talent in abundance making it the cultural capital of Africa. Once more we are proud to be associated with nurturing new designers from the vast continent – and continuing our support of those who are more well-known in Nigeria and in the diaspora.”