By Niyi Tabiti
The much talked about Arise Fashion Week 2011 kicks off today in Lagos with the accreditation of the press at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island. Several newspaper and magazine reporters, photographers, TV presenters and bloggers came for the accreditation, which eventually was delayed due to what an official described as hitches.
Journalists arrived the Federal Palace Hotel, venue of the accreditation as early as 9. am and were told to wait till 2 P.M. News later came that that the people that were supposed to be in charge of accreditation were yet to arrive. Newsmen started dispersing in the afternoon and were told to come back the next day to collect their accreditation materials. Gistmaster later gathered that the accrediation was later done at a time when most people had left.
Gistmaster.com gathered that other things slated for today has to be moved till tomorrow when the show proper is expected to start. Darey Art Alade, who was supposed to perform this night alongside Naeto C, have confirmed that he would no more be performing again tonight through his twitter account.
Gistmaster.com noticed that aside the huge turn out of the media, several people involved in the Arise magazine fashion week have also arrived Nigeria. We saw models and several others at the hotel today.
Aside the Press launch that would have taken place this afternoon, a business/ fashion conference was also slated for today. 4 Nigerian designers are scheduled to kick off the Fashion Week tomorrow morning. They are House of Nwocha led by Ugonna Omeruo, Viv La Resistance, Kiki Kamanu and House of Farrah. Other designers that would showcasing tomorrow includes Nikki Khiran, Tiffany Amber,Jewwel by Lisa, Okunoren Twins,Mustafa Hassanali from Tanzania, Bridget Awosika, Buki Akib and several others.