PLUSSIZE FASHION WEEK AFRICA :
A CALL TO SHOWCASE
The Plussize Fashion Week Africa (PFWAFRICA) team is calling on Designers to showcase their designs at this year’s edition. Plussize Fashion Week Africa (PFWA) is a fashion runway show that highlights plus size models and apparels. This year’s edition is set to hold on Saturday, November 3, 2018, and Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the
Main Banquet Hall, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The year’s event will feature a plus size runway fashion show, #AfricaNextPlussizeModel
competition, a fashion gala night, a master class and exhibition booths to create a unique shopping experience for consumers.
PFWAFRICA is aimed at maximizing the growing focus on the plus-size fashion industry and also the promotion of the African culture. This year’s Plussize Fashion Week Africa is themed #BeautifullyMe and it as all about self-awareness and body positivity.
Following the success of the maiden edition, this year’s edition promises to be even more exciting and enlightening and it is billed to attract over 700 people who will be exposed to your designs and fashion pieces.
We would like to invite all talented Plus-size designers to showcase their craft on the runway and show every plus-sized woman that they are beautiful regardless of their body size.
The Plussize Fashion Week Africa was birthed out of the need to stop the stigmatization and body shaming of the plus-sized woman; 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.
If you are a designer and you have not signed up already and would like to participate. Click on the link below.
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African culture is one that has historically celebrated the healthy looking plus-sized woman. She is the everyday woman, in the office, the shop, the marketplace, and on the streets. Contemporary fashion trends in the global West have exhibited an exponential tendency to alienate the plus-sized woman, to the point of stigmatizing her body size. The cross-cultural exchange between these two locales has led to a significant rise of “size zero” models on the African runway. This fact tends to question the integrity of conventional African Fashion runways, with ‘zero’ sized models walking for audiences, 85% of whom are plus sized! This has created a noticeable divide between the audience and the fashion show.
To Bridge this gap, and put the real needs of the average African woman on the runway, the Plussize Fashion Week™ was born, thus bringing an African Fashion Feel to an African Audience. The Plussize Fashion Week™ is poised to celebrate the African Woman’s Body, whilst not excluding models and apparels of a variety of shapes and sizes.
Opening in Lagos for the second edition, this is the only fashion runway show ever dedicated to Plussize designers, models and apparels. In support of Nigerian Tourism and business hub opportunities, the event is open to a host of local, international and diaspora designers and models who are willing to be part of the event. Last year we also extended our links to welcome UK based and US-based designers for this event, which proved an enriching experience of cultural diversity, reflective of our ever globalising world.
Plussize Fashion Week (PFWAfrica®) Founder and Executive Producer; Temi Aboderin-Alao is the Creative Director of JPKouture By Hadassah which is the high end plus size fashion brand, C.E.O of JPKingdom a ready to wear one stop shop for plus size women and Golden Curvy agency, one of the first and leading plus-size modelling agency in Nigeria, which was found in 2011. Temi Aboderin-Alao is also part of the Punch Newspaper Dynasty, as one of the daughters of the founder the Late Chief James Olubunmi Aboderin.
Plussize Fashion Week Africa powered by Shiloh Abraham Ltd, an international and UK based fashion agency.”