The French Embassy has unveiled the Lagos-Paris Fashion & Design Accelerator program, running from October 2023 to June 2024. This initiative aims to support ten promising Nigerian brands in the fashion and design sector.
The program is geared toward strengthening resources and assistance within the French diplomatic network's global creative and cultural industries ecosystem.
The official launch of this endeavor is set for a grand event in Paris from October 6 to 8, 2023. This event will showcase talents in animation, video games, and cinema, with a significant Nigerian delegation expected to participate.
Through this initiative, the French Embassy in Nigeria seeks to celebrate Nigerian creativity and efforts to preserve culture.
These selected brands will embark on an immersive journey in the global fashion capital, gaining exclusive access to key industry figures and events. Out of more than 120 applications, ten brands were chosen for the 2023-2024 cohort.