Fashion Law

Video: Fashion Finance Law for the African Designer #FashionLaw

My UK based Fashion Law colleague Annabelle Gauberti, who juggles between the UK and France, in conjunction with the London Film Academy, produced the video clip below which I think you the Ladybrille design community will find very useful.

Gauberti chronicles the necessary steps every fashion design business should think of and take in obtaining financing for your fashion venture. She uses a hypothetical designer as an example to illustrate her point, talks about the importance of a business plan and what goes into it, if you will seek funding from investors, factoring and more. She also discusses other resources in the UK both local and international designers can tap into.

Her discussions of UK law is also relevant to the Western Africa and South African fashion markets, since the laws there parallel the UK’s.

Laduybrille designers, if you are really serious about the business of fashion, you should listen to this and take notes while you are it.


Ms. Uduak Oduok is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Ladybrille® Magazine. She is also an Attorney and Partner at Ebitu Law Group, P.C, where her practice areas include Business Litigation and Fashion & Entertainment Law. She has counseled a range of clients from musicians, models, actors and actresses to designers on numerous areas of the law including contracts, business law, fashion and entertainment law, copyright, trademark i.e. intellectual property law. She can be reached at ([email protected]) to share/pitch your Africa Fashion Law™ related stories with her. All other inquiries, please visit the for appropriate contact email.

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Ms. Uduak

Ms. Uduak is best known as an advocate who uses the tools of media and the law to help creatives and businesses clearly articulate their true brand identities, and communicate it to the world through their products and services, to maximize profits. She is a lawyer, speaker, author, journalist, and recognized thought leader, and trailblazer for her work on Africa’s emerging global fashion and entertainment markets, and the niche practice of fashion law in the United States.  She is also the founder and publisher of Ladybrille® Magazine, and an Attorney and Partner at Ebitu Law Group, P.C, where her practice focuses on Fashion, Business, & Entertainment Law and Trials. For more information about her, visit

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