The organisers of Ondo Fashion Week have identified good government policies and support in the fashion industry as a means of ending unemployment among the youths in the country.
The event is put together by 609Media, and endorsed by Ondo state Ministry of culture and Tourism.
Mrs. Adetutu Adejuyigbe,Creative Head of 609Media, said in a statement issued in. Abuja said the Ondo fashion and creative week is a gathering of intellectuals who are into the business of fashion, ranging from fashion designers, shoes and leather work designers, textile makers, makeup artists, cosmetologists,and even, indigenous interior decor designers.
According to the statement, the fourth edition of the event comes up 28th and 29th of Oct in Akure, with the theme: “Fashion Entrepreneurship, a tool to solve unemployment in Africa”.
According to 609Media, the event will feature many established and aspiring fashion designers such as Aso Oke weavers, leather work designers, makeup artists and many others.
According to Adejuyigbe, also expected at the event are fashion reporters, fashion bloggers and design stockists.
According to Adejuyigbe, ”The event is not just about designers and fashion shows, we are presenting this,as a tool to solve unemployment in the country.
“Global fashion industry is fast developing and fashion entrepreneurs are fast becoming the biggest economy players in the world.
“With adequate govt policies in Nigeria, there will be increase job, and employment for our youths.
”There’s need for appropriate relevant agencies in Nigeria, like Nigeria Export promotion Council to also look beyond lagos and other “booming” states, and see the that Ondo state is fast becoming a fashion and business Hub in Nigeria.”