Kicking off the style season with its fourth version showcase, Lagos Vogue Week will current Woven Threads IV: Standing The Check Of Time from twenty first – twenty third April 2023.
Vogue has all the time been an trade in movement, repeatedly evolving, adapting, and pushing boundaries. On the core of this evolution is the theme “Standing the Check of Time,” which highlights trend’s longevity, resilience, and its distinctive means to adapt to altering instances whereas preserving its core values and rules. From conventional African craftsmanship to modern trend design, trend has confirmed its means to evolve whereas retaining its essence and cultural significance.
Adopting a hybrid showcase of bodily and digital expressions, Woven Threads will give prominence to African design rules and its intrinsic circularity, that are greatest exemplified by designers identified for innovating via textiles, exploring numerous avenues for creativity on the continent and the position of accountable practices play in constructing their manufacturers.
Woven Threads will exhibit the work of designers making an attempt to shut the product life-cycle thus emphasizing conventional design processes, strategy to waste, and recycling. Among the designers collaborating embody Abiola Olusola, KKerele, Nkwo, KikoRomeo, Diakwu Fabric, Kilentar, Kadiju, TJWho, Pepperrow, Inexperienced Entry 2022 finalists and extra.
With a deal with environmental preservation, group constructing, cultural sustainability and shopper schooling, Woven Threads IV is a focused strategy to emphasize the position trend should play in in the present day’s world.
Producing responsibly is just not a alternative, however a deliberate and pressing motion that we should take. As we face the realities of waste colonialism, local weather change, and shortage of sources, we should not cease contemplating the surroundings and the individuals we supply from. It’s our responsibility to drive this dialog, and form what have to be in the present day by casting a lens on maker communities who’re intentionally embracing a extra round strategy says Omoyemi Akerele, Founding father of Lagos Vogue Week.
Woven Threads IV will characteristic:
Workshops – bodily and sensible workshops hosted by Nigerian-based arts, crafts and design firm, MitiMeth; Chibuzor Emodi, inventive director ZuriZola; and Diakwu Fabric.
Digital Shows – a digital workshop in partnership with Informa Markets. Utilizing tangible points that foster group interplay with the Woven Threads themes, this digital occasion will harness know-how to talk on the present trend retail market, US distribution overview and the evolution of retail: statistics, information, traits, and modifications within the sector post-pandemic.
The Woven Threads Interactive Set up – As sustainable practices grow to be more and more important to constructing round worth cycles that prioritize environment friendly social and financial development fashions, Woven Threads IV is ready to welcome an interactive set up.
Swap Store – Placing into observe the foundations of a round financial system that prioritises reuse, cut back & recycle, the SwapShop initiative invitations customers to consider the methods they will impact change with their very own shopping for decisions by facilitating the change of pre-owned gadgets via swapping, sharing, donating and resale.
Woven Threads speaks to the evolution and flexibility of trend in Africa, highlighting the significance of accountable practices within the trade via wealthy tales by maker communities and creators, that power us to look past the collections to the method of creating.
Woven Threads IV is an initiative of Fashion Home Recordsdata and Lagos Vogue Week.
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