PLUS SIZE FASHION WEEK 2017 (PFWA) – 1st Edition
The first ever edition of the Plus-Size Fashion Week Africa (PFWA) is set to hold at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos on 2nd September 2017.
At the Main Banquet Hall of the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event will feature runway shows, exhibitions, business talks, fashion enterprise on skills acquisition as well as diet talks.
The first of its kind edition is in place to highlight plus size models and apparels featuring runway shows, exhibitions, business masterclasses and skill acquisition among other activities lined up.
Plus-size Fashion Week Africa (PFWA), is a first of its kind fashion runway show that highlights plus size models and apparels.
The event will feature runway shows, exhibitions, business talks, fashion enterprise on skills acquisition as well as diet talks.
PFWA was birthed out of the need to stop the stigmatization and body shaming of the plus-sized woman, according to the organisers, « we believe that every woman should be comfortable in her skin and body regardless of what the society thinks as long as they are healthy »
The PFWA is aimed at maximizing the growing focus of the plus size fashion industry and also the promotion of the African culture. This maiden edition is themed: “Celebrating the real African woman”.
It is billed to attract over 20 designers who will take the stage and exhibition booths to showcase their designs and fashion pieces specifically made for the plus sized woman.
Asides the fashion show another major highlight of the event is the search for “Africa’s next plus-sized model”.
Successful participants at the auditions will grace the stage at the PFWA and will also be signed, trained and developed by JPKingdom’s modelling division, Golden Curvy Agency.
International modelling exposure will also be gotten through Isis Modelling Agency Africa. The plus size modelling competition audition will hold on Saturday, 8 July 2017 Villa Angelia Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos from 11am.