What to expect at Uyo Fashion Week 2023

THE second edition of the Uyo Fashion Week (UFW) is set to commence on Monday, May 8, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The event, which will be focused on entrepreneurial development and aims at spotlighting established, aspiring fashion designers and models in Nigeria, will hold from Monday to Sunday, May 14.

Activities to be expected at the event include cultural fiesta, food festival, music ferrets, master classes on marketing, beauty and fashion businesses, and pitch decks, among others.

These activities are aimed at benefitting the business community in Nigeria and assisting start-ups and existing entrepreneurs in defining clear goals for their careers while providing them with networking opportunities.

The event will also be focused on education and capacity building, leveraging fashion, beauty, and entertainment.

Fashion weeks are industry events in which designers present their latest collections on a runway to influence trends for the coming seasons.

In Nigeria, fashion events are held to promote the African and Nigerian industries by bringing individuals and designers together.

For Convener of the UFW Mae Edmonds the fashion industry could generate millions as revenue for entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

“The industry offers a new kind of enterprise for millions of talented Nigerians to redefine success by the sheer force of their talent and grit,” she disclosed via her social media platform.



    There have been numerous fashion shows in Nigeria over the years, including the Lagos Fashion Week, Lagos Fashion Fair, Arise Fashion Week, GTCO Fashion Weekend, among others.

    In 2022, the UFW, featured class, glitz, and glamour, many unorthodox dress-up interludes, connecting fashion with culture, and other fascinating activities

    Uyo Fashion Week 2022
    Uyo Fashion Week 2022

    The 2023 UFW is coming on the heels of the Arise Fashion Week in Lagos, held in February with the theme ‘Future Forward’. The event celebrated African design abilities and how they have evolved over time. It demonstrated where Africa came from and where it is headed.

    The Arise Fashion Week has included world-renowned designers from Africa and around the world and has been staged in cities such as Lagos, Abuja, New York, London, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Washington D.C., and Dubai.

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