On Friday, 5th April 2019
Cynthia Abila emerged the winner of the 2018/2019 fetswallet and Lagos fashion week official fashion Focus Fund
The designer is the recipient of this year’s N5,000,000 Naira cash grant after pitching an impressive business plan at a closed session.
The event kicked off with the first session, The Focus Fund presentations at the fets headquarters in Ikoyi.
The presentation sessions were judged by Mrs Omotade Odunowo (MD/CEO, fetswallet),
Bimpe Adejumo (Brand Manager, fetswallet)
Chukwuka Monye (Cuci Consulting)
Rukky Ladoja (Creative Director, Grey Projects)
Ms Osayi Alile Oruene (CEO Aspire Corporation)
Doyin Okunrinboye (Sunlight Ng) .
The presentation started with designer,
Russell Solomon, followed by Cynthia Abila, Bloke, Jermaine Bleu and finally Demure by Denike
Whom all gave quite an interesting pitch.
The second session which was the live presentations took place at Whitespace, also in Ikoyi, Lagos. This time, candidates presented to a live audience and there was also a voting segment for the “Audience favorite” won by Demure by Denike
Technology and the creative industries remain one of the clusters that will continue to diversify the economy, and we are proud to push for growth within the fashion sector.
Congratulations to Cynthia Abila and Demure by Denike.