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One of Kate Middleton’s favourite designers, Matthew Williamson headlines Lagos Fashion Week

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The MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week, which holds at the Eko Convention Centre of the Eko Hotel in Lagos from October 24-17, will feature 33 Nigerian designers as well as luxury British designer Matthew Williamson, who will headline the event as the international guest fashion designer. Luxury British brand Matthew Williamson will be showing his collection to close the event.

The brand is known for its luxurious collections which incorporate bright and exotic colours. Founded in February 1997 by designer Matthew Williamson and CEO, Joseph Velosa, the brand will celebrate its 15 year anniversary this Spring/Summer 13.

Commenting on MTN LFDW Matthew Williamson said “As fashion designers we always seek new inspirations, opportunities and frontiers. Visiting Lagos for the first time and indeed Nigeria will provide me a chance to do this and contribute in helping to build the fashion industry in a challenging but innovative new market.”

He further added that Lagos was one of the many stops he and his partner Joseph Velosa will make this year to new emerging markets.

The designers showing collections this year include: Ituen Basi, Iamisigo, Kelechi Odu, Jess Stefanie, Marayah Oh, Xclamations, Eki Orleans, Sunny Rose , Bridget Awosika, Iconic Invanity, Tiffany Amber, Odio Mimonet, Alali Boutique, Ozora by Zee, Viv La Resistance, Vintage Colette, Grey ,Omer Asim, Alter Ego, Jewel by Lisa, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Akpos Okudu, Xclamations, House of Form and Function, Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Beatrice Black, Ibitein, Kinabuti, Kiki Kamanu, Kola Kuddus House of Marie, Obsidian, Koketso Chiepe, Republic of Foreigner, Anita Quansah, Mango and Mai Atafo.

This year there will also be a presentation of the youngest and brightest fashion talent emerging from Nigeria. The LFDW Young Designer of The Year has been selected to represent the next generation of Nigerian fashion.]

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