Chicago Fashion Week set to honour African fashion trailblazer

Chicago Fashion Week set to honour African fashion trailblazer

Chicago Fashion Week set to honour African fashion trailblazer

As the Chicago Fashion Week beckons, those who have distinguished themselves and contributed their quota to the fashion industry are being recognised.

One of such persons, is Lexy Mojo-Eyes, African fashion ambassador and the Chief Executive Officer of Legendary Gold Limited. He will be bestowed with this special award at the upcoming International Arts Awards Gala and Fashion Week scheduled to hold June 30 to July 3, 2022, in Chicago, United States.

Mojo-Eyes will be honored in recognition of his immense contributions to the African fashion industry for three decades, which have in no small measure beamed the spotlight on the continent’s fashion, bringing it global reckoning and patronage.

The pioneer African fashion promoter and entrepreneur has been in the vanguard of promoting African fashion for close to three decades, transforming his vision to make Africa the future of fashion globally, and it would seem that future is now, given the attention it has received.

After three decades of pushing the frontiers of African fashion towards inclusivity and global reckoning, the manifestations of African fashion in more recent times are persisting as nuggets of attraction, inspiring and pulling hosts of people into communion with their beauty and novelty. With the passage of time, the relentless effort at promoting African fashion by Mojo-Eyes continues to draw pilgrims, journeying across different trade routes, to its fairs, from the Sahel to the savannah and rain forests.

Mojo-Eyes has recorded ground-breaking achievements in the African fashion industry, making him an authority and a revered name in the industry. Best known for advancing the essence of African fashion industry by inspiring African designers to look inwards to the rich peculiarities embedded in their culture in projecting the continent’s fashion towards global recognition, inclusion, and economic viability, the fashion can well be described as the unsung hero behind the revolution that has characterised the African fashion for three decades.

The fashion promoter also introduced the first major fashion event in Nigeria known as ‘The Nigeria Fashion Show’ in 1997, ostensibly as a vehicle to build awareness of the rich prospects imbued in African fashion; sustained by its annual editions ever since. In stimulating this awareness, the show which gave Nigerian designers the first national platform to express their creative talents compelled participating designers to use only local fabrics and accessories in producing their collection.

Debuting on the international stage in the year 2000, Mojo-Eyes took 10 top designers from Nigeria to the first international edition of the Nigeria Fashion Show in Paris, from where it proceeded to Milan, London, New York, Atlanta, Houston, Washington DC, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Johannesburg, Sidney, Perth, Tokyo, Cape Town, Shanghai and the list is endless.

Determined to push even further the frontiers of Nigeria’s fashion possibilities, Mojo-Eyes got the ears of the Federal Government through the wife of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, late Chief (Mrs.) Stella Obasanjo lauded the objective of the show and supported the initiative of which she ultimately became Grand Patron and regularly attended.

His remarkable strides in the African fashion industry weave from bringing recognition and attention to the African textile, garment, and fashion industry to the very core of its commercial nerve, stimulating investment and economic opportunities that give the continent’s fashion business viable impetus.

Afrotimes Newspaper


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