#LagosTop20 Fashion Challenge – Full List of Winners

For 2 weeks Talented  Fashion Designers from across the city of Lagos showed an overwhelming response to the call for entries in the #LagosTop20 challenge.

We asked people to upload a picture of their best work in the year 2016 and upload on any of their social networks using the hashtag #LagosTop20. the phrase ‘Snap it, Tag it, Post it’ soon became the watchword as over 100 designers showcased their art.

Non-fashion designers were also allowed to upload their best outfit of 2016 to help their fashion designer win.

The criteria for selecting these 20 winners are;

  • Number of Likes and retwets/shares/regranns
  • Designer must NOT be an established Fashion Designer, as the program was created to empower talented, young and upcoming designers
  • Creativity in the designs posted
  • and number of entries by a designer (multiple entries was an advantage)

They are:

Onyinyechi Chuku IG: @chukubliss

Doja Elewa IG: @elewafashion

IG: @gildedije

Fadé’s Fashion House IG: @fade_fh @phadeke

IG: @forlarfashion

IG: @gerson.kamakraftz

Elizabeth Opene IG: @houseofbeecouture

Karimu Joshua Darey IG: @komelogic


lè couture peony IG: @le_couturepeony



Akindiya Mumeen IG: @mumiethetailor

SKETCH clothings IG: @sketchclothings

IG: @toluhwahlahsheh


Tola Omotayo IG: @tritzstitches

IG: @triumphantcouture

Okeke Chioma IG: @v_centia

IG: @youkaymeh

Moesha Laila Twitter: @moesha_laila

Omotayo IG: @omotayo_ashbea

IG: @cindymary_couture


KAYZ COUTURE IG: @kayz.couture

 

These very creative individuals will get;
1. 1 Month Full Membership Each which includes Full Access to our fully equipped Cosewing Facility + 2 Hours Meeting Room use to meet with clients + opportunity to collaborate with tens of other Creative People using the Hub.
2. Featured on our Blog and other Blogs; sponsored by the Hub
3. FREE 1 month Social Media Advertisement for their brands across all our Online platforms

We say a very Big Congratulations to our Winners!
At 360 Creative Hub, we are solving the problem of inadequate equipment and poor business accommodation for local fashion designers!

The Fashion Designer’s Toolkit – All you need to know

As you begin to plan your year, the acquisition of necessary tools or addition to your current tool set will be at the center of your thoughts.

We took time to compile essential tools and equipment every fashion designer should work towards having this year.

Dress Forms

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Fabric Pressing Tools

Steam Press Pressing Iron Ironing Board

 

Pattern Making (Cutting) Tools

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Drafting Tables: Any good table high enough for your convenience will do the trick. The original purpose is for conceptualization and drafting pf designs. But this can also (not best practice tho) double as your ironing board.

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Computer Aided Design Software: There are a number of Softwares you can consider for use as mentioned in this article

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Needles

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Threads

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Fabrics of all kinds

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Of course,  Sewing Machines

This is a tricky aspect because every Fashion Designer or Tailor will own or have access to a Sewing Machine of some sort.

But because they come in various types your decision on what type comes first, second, and last, on your ‘to-buy’ list should be based on the nature of clients you have and the kind of clothes your make most often.

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7 Trends that will shape Ladies Fashion in 2017 – Pictures

As we start the New Year, staying ahead of the pack will be a major factor in staying relevant in this very competitive Fashion Industry. As a designer, you should dress your clients to meet trends even before they become an ‘all-and-sundry’ thing.

This sends out a clear message that they indeed have a Fashion Designer and not just a ‘tailor next door’. Your work should lead trends not be a poor replica of a stale trend!

We believe the following trends will become very important this year;

  • Ankara Crop Tops

  • All kinds of Peplum

  • Strapless Tops will gain more acceptance

  • You will sew a lot of Hot Shorts (or Knickers)

  • Lace Styles

  • Jumpsuits are here to stay

  • Skirts will get shorter and flared

6 Steps to becoming a better Fashion Designer in 2017


In the opinion of leading fashion designers, there are 6 things you must do to be a better Fashion Designer in the New Year.

  • Know The Trends
  • You can choose to go with the trends and create designs that are in tune, you can decide you want to bring back some styles from the past or create something completely out of the box!

    This journey as designer will be confusing and you won’t look like you know what you are doing if you don’t know and understand whats in or out and decide where you want to stand. You cant be an island in this business. A good way to do this is to come around a community of Fashion Designers to be in the know of what people of like (and unlike) minds are creating.

    Our Cosewing hub serves this purpose; where you can meet and work together with other Fashion Designers. Take a virtual tour at www.360creativehub.com

  • Get Familiar with Computer Aided Design
  • In 2017, if you don’t know how to use the computer to create and present your designs, you are certain to be limited this year.

    Your ability to present yourself as a serious minded professional is very important if you must become big this year.
    Computer Aided Design is a good thing to to add to your arsenal this year. There are a number of easy-to-use software you can get and learn; Fashion Cad, Optitex, Fashion Sketcher, Digital Fashion Pro and lots more

  • Don’t put fame first

The desire to be recognized and celebrated for your work is a fair one! We all want that. Besides who doesn’t want to style the biggest musician or actress in town.

But that is not where the work starts! Before ‘Celebrity Fashion Designer’ or whatever prefix you might ant to add to your name….comes the root word ‘Designer’. The journey starts with making actual clothes for actual people! So get busy, and make clothes, mastery of the art will get you noticed with time.

  • Know your Strength and do your Strength

A good path to relevance in the world of Fashion Designing is to identify what you are best at, and do more of that.

Are you better with Bridal clothing? Casuals or Corporate? Bespoke and so on. Take time to find your vibe and stick to it.

  • Know your customer

Fashion as we know it is an art, but the bottom-line remains that you are trying to run a business. And so the Customer becomes a major factor.

Know each Customer’s unique needs and what fashion means to them, understand the basic body types, make up styles and how to plan a wardrobe.

  • Work with the right tools

Your manual sewing machine won’t take you where you want to be this year. You certainly need too get a good grasp of other modern equipment. Find out what professionals are using to achieve superior results; get as close as possible, as often as possible to those equipment.

A Number of facilities and Training schools afford you the opportunity to learn these very modern sewing machines, you can also offer free assistance or take up an internship with a fashion designer around you who has what you need. Alternatively, you can find a fashion center near you that offers space and equipment for fashion designers to use for their work.

A good example is 360 Creative Hub at Surulere, Lagos.  Our facility comes fully-equipped with state-of-the-art fashion gadgets you can rent for your use at very affordable rates.

Big Opportunity for Upcoming Designers – The ‘Lagos Top 20’ Challenge

As a way to start the New Year,  Nigeria’s  1st Coworking Space for Fashion Designers introduces the #LagosTop20 Challenge to celebrate and reward creativity among local designers.

20 outstanding local designers will be chosen as the #LagosTop20 and will get
1. 1 Month FREE access to use our Premium Fashion Design Coworking Facility in Lagos
2. Featured on Leading Blogs in the country
3. 1 Month Social Media Marketing Campaign to jump start their outfits to new levels in 2017.

Get ready to be exposed beyond your imagination!

They are the most inspiring Upcoming Fashion Designers to watch out for in 2017.

To Enter
Simply Follow us on TwitterFacebook or Instagram and upload a Picture of your most inspiring work for 2016 using the hashtag #LagosTop20. If its good enough, you could be on the #LagosTop20!

At 360 Creative Hub, we are solving the problem of inadequate equipment and poor business accommodation for local fashion designers! Enter the challenge for an opportunity to start the new year with excellence!

Entries Close Saturday January 14, 2017

360 Creative Hub_ The Fashion Designer’s Coworking Space

Fashion is arguably the next big deal in Nigeria and as such, has seen many entrepreneurs emerge than most special crafts in Nigeria. Their needs range from machinery to office space where they can work and create, to runways where they can flaunt their creativity.

Real Estate in Lagos can be a business killer hence the need to create a workspace for these bubbly entrepreneurs to express themselves, free from financial inhibition. Space where they can find specific materials for production and a chance at mentoring and professional advice. Space like 360Creative Hub.

360Creative Hub is the first fashion co-working space in Lagos. Situated in the heart of Surulere at NO 34 Ajao Road off Olufemi Street off Ogunlana drive Surulere, it is home to a dozen of fashion designers who need an affordable space with all the needed machinery that can make work easy and creativity grand.

“360Creative Hub is focused on promoting the development and consolidation of fashion companies” – Blessing Achu CEO Creative Hub

As in all co-working space, 360 Creative Hub gives fashion entrepreneurs, access to their own private space where they can dream and imagine designs with the co-factoring section where, they will find all the specific machine they need for production, creating and building their passion.

360Creative Hub is a creative and collaborative co-working space dedicated to the fashion industry. Our collective space provides a platform for brands and fashion-focused individuals to come together to work, collaborate, converse, and ultimately, achieve their dreams. We believe in coming together and building a dynamic, fashion-focused community where work and play, is the motto of the day.

When creating 360Creative Hub, our passion was to provide more than just a workspace, we wanted to foster a truly unique collective community where fashion entrepreneurs can grow healthy and wiser. We will be hosting programs and classes featuring the industry’s most experienced speakers, educators, and experts. Catering to the left and right side of the brain, to help strike the balance between creativity and business – Blessing Achu

The goal is to provide the equilibrium needed to grow a business and to create a world of fashion. 360Creative Space is unique because it provides graduates and emerging designers with not just a collaborative workspace but a vibrant network of fashion specialists (such as pattern makers, illustrators, and machinists) as well as fashion partners (such as advertising, marketing, graphic designers and accountants).

This complete end-to-end service at designers fingertips is a first-to-market fashion house ensuring designers are supported all the way, through the fashion ecosystem – including getting their collections to market.

Take a Tour of our Facility here