We are pleased to announce that Enterprise Creative is a partner for the British Council’s upcoming fashion skills and mentoring programme for young Nigerian fashion professionals. The British Council is currently inviting applications from emerging Nigerian fashion designers to take part in a year-long mentoring programme that will bring together a range of designers, practitioners and institutions from across Nigeria and the UK to explore new ways of working through a range of workshops, showcasing opportunities and networking sessions between 2014 and 2015.
The programme will connect fashion designers to other creative sectors, provide access to mentoring through a dedicated network of experts within Nigeria and the UK and develop skills of emerging fashion designers in the following areas:
Technical delivery & business development
Designers must be aged between 18 – 35 at the date applications are due
Designers must have been working as designers in the industry for a minimum of two (2) years and a maximum of five (5) years
Designers should have designed at least one (1) collection and be able to send sample sketches of their work and samples of finished garments with their applications. Samples should be sent electronically
Designers must have at least one existing sales point within the Nigerian fashion retail ecosystem
How do we define a designer?
Someone who has successfully produced clothing items or a range of fashion accessories
Someone who has already started selling their own collections in reasonable commercial quantities to a targeted audience
All applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 24 August 2014.