The ancient city of Ago Iwoye will in October 2021 be a beehive of activities as preparation are in top gear for the much talked about Ijebu Fashion Show.
Addressing a news conference in Ijebu Ode this afternoon, the organiser of the event, Miss Ayokunle Maraiyesa disclosed that the event tagged Afrofussion which promises to be a gathering of top-class fashionistas and beauty queens will hold at Olutoyese Parks and Gardens in Ago Iwoye, in Ijebu North local government area of the state.
Speaking further, Maraiyesa said, “Ijebu Fashion Festival is a local platform that is designed for fresh and emerging designers and artists who want exposure but do not have great finances for international shows or organize their own private shows.
We also avail them the opportunity to showcase and mingle with established designers and other stakeholders in the industry.
Our main focus is to use fashion as an instrument of sustainability, social change and to celebrate our common heritage as an ethnic with is own unique fashion trends. Also, we seek to create awareness, recognition and appreciation of budding and local designers in Ijebu community.
Oftentimes, in fashion discourse, the efforts of these local creatives are gloss over. We believe that for creativity to grow, there is needs for a platform that promotes and supports its growth”.
Maraiyesa added further that the event is a compendium of different fashion event such as fashion show, trade Fair, master class, fun night, pageantry, gala/dinner night, auction and lots more. As a social enterprise, we hope to provide a platform which help to promote Ijebu brands through worldwide visibility.