Lagos - The 10 finalists for the 2014 Music Meets Runway (MMR) Rising Icon Competition have been announced .
finalists were chosen from 500 up-and-coming designers who applied. Last year a N3million grant was given to the winner, Olakunbi Oyelese, creative director of emerging Nigerian fashion label; April by Kunbi.
Fashion enthusiasts can vote on the MMR Instagram and Facebook accounts and like
the post of the brand.
Meets Runway is an annual fashion and music show event, which features
fashions by the new era of fashion being presented by live performances
by popular music acts, including international artists.
, ‘Music Meets Runway’ provides a platform for
talented designers, especially those who normally are excluded from the
highly competitive world of fashion to showcase their unique art works while talented music artists perform on stage.
The winner will get cash prize to help launch their career in fashion, an extensive mentorship program, a feature in the MMR Magazine, showcase a full collection at Music Meets Runway 2015, and automatically become a brand ambassador for MMR.
The finalists include:
1. AAMAA a la Mode
Creative Director: Toyosi Mobereola
An emerging womenswear fashion label inspired by Globalisation.
2. Ms Ray
Creative Director: Anthonia Nkem Raymond
Clothing line which aims to just keep it simple.
Facebook: Ms. Ray Couture.
3. SALLY BAWA
Creative Director: Sally Bawa
Emerging ready to wear womenswear label with a clean structured appeal and an artsy indulgence.
Creative Director: Tehilah Abakasanga
Fashion brand centred on the expression of beauty through handmade clothing.
Instagram : @tehilahdesigns
5. AYO VAN ELMAR (AVE)
Emerging fashion label with pieces that are contemporary and edgy.
Facebook: Ayo van Elmar
Instagram : @ayovanelmar
6. QUEEN E COLLECTION
Creative Director: Ms. Queen Enidiok
Inspired by her African roots, this emerging unisex line celebrates fashion-forward women and men and their individuality.
Facebook: Queen E. Collection by Queen Enidiok
7. LINES BY CHAB
Creative Director: Ogochukwu Akabogu
Fashion designing outfit dedicated to creating designs without barriers for the young stylish everyday woman.
Facebook: Lines By Chaab
8. Abbyke Domina
Creative Director: Abbyke Domina
Fashion design & styling brand hoping to be known for beautiful fabrics and styles.
9. Liz John Black
Creative Director: Elizabeth John Black
Fashion & bridal brand rooted in making women feel more beautiful, confident & powerful.
10. ELIS MAIOR
Creative Director: Tunde Adeyemi
Emerging fashion brand distinguished by confidence in sophisticated styles.
Facebook: Tunde Couture Clothing