As Uyo Model Search debuts this year, Feron, Mon Ami and Zhalima Grazioni are the fashion labels commissioned to make a voyage into the back and front of beyond, make a brief port of call in the land of creativity and ultimately produce stop and stare outfits that will be strutted by the Uyo Model Search contestants who will be bringing tremendous energy to the catwalk of Uyo, come July 22, 2012 at the Le’ Meridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort…
The fifteen finalists of Uyo Model Search will appear in the final live fashion spectacular from which the eventual winner will be selected and they will be dressed by the designers named above. The models will also strut the stuff of 15 other designers who have billed to showcase the Uyo Renaissance Collection.
Larry Ojomo of Mon Ami was the Nigeria Fashion Designer of the year 1998 (N.F.S); M.NET Face of Africa designer for the Western Region 1999, Represented W.African region at PANAFEST 1999 in Ghana; Official designer for SilverBird’s Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant for 3 years[1998-2000]; Wardrobe designer for Daily times’ Most Beauty Girl in Nigeria (2000) ; Costume designer for Miss Nigeria Beauty pageant for Miss World 2000 for 3 years [1998-2000]; Costume designer for Miss Nigeria beauty pageant for Miss Universe for 3 years [1998-2000] ; Costume designer for Miss Nigeria for Miss Malaica – South Africa. He has participated in the BROKNLY FASHION WEEK (2006), and many other international fashions shows till date.
It was Feron who put Akwa Ibom State on the map by being the first Akwa Ibom born designer based in Akwa Ibom to showcase in the Nigeria Fashion Show at Abuja (2004).
He had since relocated from Uyo where he cut his teeth as a self trained campus tailor turned fashion designer to the Nigerian fashion capital, Lagos.
Feron, the Award winning designer has participated in Nigeria Fashion Show, Paris (2005) amongst other fashion shows around Nigeria.
Feron is known for his futuristic go-go bandless skirts, ultra chic blended evening gowns and stylized bridal ensembles that are detailed with the sassy sophistication that cuts a dash of suss and transcendent elegance.
His brides know the verve and vivacity that comes with wearing the FERON BRIDE. He has been a member of the elite Nigerian fashion industry for more than 12 years.
Zhalima Grazioni is a leading name in the Nigerian fashion industry. Zhalima came on board in 2007 and in that same year, the label won the Port Harcourt fashion show 2007.
Chike Mordi, the designer behind the Zhalima label is a graduate of Civil Engineering from the University of Benin; he actually became a designer as a result of his stylish dress sense.
Zhalima Grazioni is a trendy label that is well accepted by fashionistas, beauty queens, actresses, divas and celebrities from all works of life. “Our designs are timeless; they celebrate the femininity of African women, and so project their sensuality and power”.
The Zhalima design is imbued with world class aesthetics; it is finished with exceptional craftsmanship and an unparallel attention to details.
Zhalima was Best designer Port Harcourt fashion show 2007; Best designer South – South 2007; Winner African Culture and Tourism Award 2010 and Winner Rivers State Academy Award 2011. He remains the Official designer for Face of Daniels till date.
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