Friday 16 January 2015

Kardynal Kommunikationz Turns Uyo into a Fashion Hub with “Uyo Fashion Forward” Week

As January rumbles to an end and the harmattan breeze signals a westward twirl, one thing remains constant – Kardynal Kommunikationz is taking a giant leap forward with the Uyo Fashion
Foward Week, holding on January 23 - 25, 2015 at Aroma House, Ewet Housing, Uyo.

After a fantastic premiere event on October 5th, 2014; Uyo Fashion Forward returns this year in a fashion week of 4 (four) shows.

Day 1, will see 10 young designers compete for the Kardynal Style Selection Young Designer of the Year 2014 Award in the 2nd edition of Kardynal Style Selection – a directional awards and fashion event annually presented to spotlight and develop the fashion and Style industry, recognize the arbiters of style, and the creativity that it takes to become same. 

Day 2, features a Makeup exhibition at Ndito Boys & Girls Family House, Ewet Housing Estate, from 9.00am – 3.00pam and a fashion show tagged Amazing Grace; a gospocentric rendition of the Haddasah story by 5.00pm. On the final day of the Uyo Fashion Foward Week, Akwa Ibom girls that are looking to move up to supermodel status, will be competing for the Uyo Model of the Year 2014 title and a chance to participate in the White Ribbon Nigeria Supermodel competition by November, this year.

Ubong ‘Kardynal’ Ekanem, Creative Director of Kardynal Kommunikationz and initiator of the Fashion Foward Series says, Fashion Foward is a serialized fashion industry event that showcases the best of fashion talents and creates a platform for new talents to show their art, pulling together the crème of up-and-coming Designers, established Designers, Photographers, Models, Makeup Artists, Hairstylists, Accessories designers, Fashion stylists, Brand Managers and the Press.

Our mission of creative arts promotion, talent management, and positive image remain strong, and we are proud to liaise with Fashion Academy Lagos and Feron Nigeria to activate an internship programme for the young designers that will come out top from the Young Designers contest at the Uyo Fashion Foward Week.

Up-and-coming designers that will shoot for fly at the fashion week include; David Obed (Macdobee), Amanda Akah (Amanda Mykel) Anita Chukwuma (AnnyKris Designs), Ekaette Udoh (Ekaite Imeh), Enomfon Akpan (Freespirit) Jennifer Akong (Mania by Jennifer Akong), Aniefiok Umoh (Ann Jacob), Nancy Ogbedu (Duach), Christiana Williams (Christiana Williams) and Maryjane Abaeme (Mstylez). Other designers Include; Mbana House of Styles, SaDave Creations, Trendy Johnson, Enzee by Enobong Essien, Lavender by Ini. Guest Designers are Feron Aaron, Zhalima Grazioni (Allure Young Designer of the Year 2014), and Ivorian based Jame Wale Fambegbe.

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