A call on all Designers. Nigeria’s most anticipated event this year – the 2015 Music Meets Runway (MMR) which takes place on Tuesday 22 December at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria is looking for the stars of tomorrow.
The Rising Icon and Face of MMR competitions are run by the MMR Foundation, a charitable foundation which aims to support and empower emerging talent across the arts through the provision of grants for young entrepreneurs and models, giving them more opportunities to break into this very challenging market.
The Rising Icon competition gives emerging designers from Nigeria the opportunity to showcase their talents in a way that can benefit their careers by providing them with extra exposure and support.
First launched in 2013, with the help of sponsors Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc, a grant of 3 million naira was given to the winner Olakunbi Oyelese, the Creative Director of fashion label April by Kunbi.
Last year, Ogochukwu Akabogu, the Creative Director of the brand Lines by Chaab won the competition. Ogochukwu received an all-expense sponsored trip to New York for an internship with a fashion house to gain further experience abroad.
“Winning the MMR Rising Icon competition gave me an indescribable experience, my status as a fashion designer has taken on a whole different and better level, the number of clients I’ve gotten since I won has escalated, the publicity has been awesome and the internship in New York is truly a great initiative, I can’t wait to put all my experience to good use on getting back to Nigeria. Thank you MMR for giving young fashion designers like myself the opportunity to pursue my career in the fashion industry whole heartedly”
To enter the MMR Rising Icon competition, please follow the instructions below:
- Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Attach at least 5 professional photos
- Attach a mini biography of yourself and your brand.
- The deadline for all applications is 30th of November 2015