By Oluwaseyi Oduneye-Ogunwomoju
Ibadan – Adeshola Ademiloye, the Project Coordinator Ibadan Bridal Fashion Week says there is the need to create a platform for local bridal designers to thrive.
Ademiloye spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ibadan, ahead of first Ibadan Bridal Fashion week scheduled to hold from July 19 to July 21.
“Ibadan Bridal Fashion Week is the first in Ibadan and second in Nigeria as a whole.
“We saw the need to encourage and create a platform for our local bridal designers, to create a platform they can showcase their works to the world at large.
“The aim is to be able to push the Nigerian fashion and bridal industry to the world.
“To encourage young designers and to contribute immensely to the fashion industry in Nigeria by promoting made in Nigeria wedding and bridal wears,” he said.
He added that the Ibadan Bridal Fashion Week will enhance forth be an annual event after this years maiden edition.
“We intend continuing the event, after this maiden edition,” he said.
He added that the Nigerian designers have all it takes to design world class wedding gowns
“This is so because the client wants the best over their neighbors. So Nigerians have their story to tell, they communicate it with the designer who makes it a reality.
“Nigerian designers are the best in world and are making great design and impression wherever they find themselves.
“We are not competing again; we are dictating the trends all round the world. Most fashion brands in Europe have Nigerians at the helms of its affair.
` Mai Atafo, Lannre Da-Silva are showing us that here and a lot of other names that I can’t mention,” he said.