KINABUTI PARTICIPATES "SUPER" IN THE CATEGORY SUPER TALENTS | 25-27 FEB 2017 DURING THE MILANO FASHION WEEK

SUPER is the Pitti Immagine project devoted to womens prêt-à-porter and accessories. Its focus is product innovation, and new outlooks in accessories bringing together established firms and emerging brands in a totally new presentation; it will promote young Italian designers and welcome foreign talents.

This has always been a dynamic platform for talent scouting and Kinabuti has been invited to be part of The SUPER TALENTS project, realized in collaboration with Sara Maino (Senior Editor Vogue Italia and Head of Vogue Talents).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sara Maino, has selected some of the most interesting emerging designers, all from different parts of the world and each with the common characteristic of the style research.
The project will be hosted at - The Mall in Porta Nuova - in the heart of the most dynamic fashion district of Milan, thanks to a cooperation with the National Chamber of Italian Fashion between the 25th to 27th of February 2017 during Milan Fashion Week at The Mall, in Square Lina Bo Bardi.

 

Thanks to the special area: "SUPER TALENTS new countries to watch", PITTI aims to put the spotlight on the most interesting of the creative fashion scene and the most promising brands, selected in collaboration with Sara Maino

The protagonists of this edition are recognized talents and designers who come from emerging scenarios and new, unexpected, contemporary fashion destinations such as India, Portugal, China, Russia, Georgia, Thailand and Nigeria.

Kinabuti, the ethical fashion label based in Nigeria that uses fashion as a vehicle for empowerment and development, will be showcasing the SPILIMBERGO collection, which was launched at the Grand Finale of Dare2Dream Season3.

 

THE KLM| DARE2DREAM MILAN EXPERIENCE FROM LAGOS TO MILAN

On Wednesday 23rd November the Dare2Dream winners with the Dare2Dream and KLM team left Lagos via KLM!!! This was the very first time the dare2dream girls left Nigeria. 

Milan is full of historical sites, museums, good food, and above all it is famous for its arts and fashion. Kinabuti, which birthed the D2D initiative, was having an exhibition at Natura Donna Impresa, ethical expo celebrating women excellence.

On Friday, 25th of November, the team kicked things off with a trip to modelling agency in Milan for the girls to learn a few modeling tips as well as for them do an interview for an Italian radio. After the modeling agency, the KLM Dare2Dream Milan experience team went to the Photo Vogue Festiva lwhere Nigerian art curator Azu Nwabogu was featuring photos as part of Lagos Photos initiatives. The photos were absolutely amazing and the D2D girls also got the chance to do a quick lookbook shoot for Kinabuti with the gorgeous photos in the background. On Saturday 26th of November, the plan for the day was a photo shoot with the D2D girls and international photographer Filippo Mutani. We visited quite a number of places for the shoot including the park and a city gate called the Arco Della Pace (which means Arch of Peace). On Sunday 27th of November, Kinabuti hosted a Press Conference at “Natura Donna Impresa”  and Francesca and Caterina, of the Kinabuti team, also received a grant to help them finance their philanthropic services in Africa. On Monday 28th November the KLM Dare2Dream returned to Milan. Here are some photos from the experience.

The KLM|D2D SEND-OFF PARTY

Friday 18th November, the Dare2Dream Team with KLM celebrated at Cafe Royal the send off party for the Dare2Dream winners as part of the KLM Milan Experience.

The party saw a mist of celebrity guests and socialites including: Kunle Afolayan, AY Comedian, Susan Peters, Maje Ayida, Eunice Efole, Azuka Ogujiuba, Destiny Amaka, Caesar, Ebi Atawodi, amongst others, all grooving at the rhythm of Dj Exclusive and with the most excite Capirina by Chacaca Parati. It was a fun night and KLM Commercial Director Arthur Dieffenthaler announced that Tolulope Balogun (Unilag), Kosi Okafor (Unilag) and Cordilia Eke (Uniport) will be leaving for Milan on Wednesday 23rd November via KLM. The girls are now in Milan to meet model agencies, be part of the Kinabuti Press Conference at “Natura Donna Impresa” temporary Shop to celebrate women excellence and be featured in a special photoshoot by fashion photographer Filippo Mutani. 

Here are the photos from the send off party

 

 

Dare2Dream Season3 GrandFinale by Kinabuti and Pulse.ng

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Chisom Dunu Olivia, from the University of Calabar, emerged the winner of Season3 of Dare2Dream competition, during the grand finale, held at Federal Palace Hotel & Casino, Victoria Island, Lagos, recently. The lovely fashionable evening was graced by a grand audience from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara; Majority Leader, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Reni Folawiyo; Kavita Chellarams; Betti Irabor; Elohor Aisien; Remi Diagbare; Derenle Edun; Rich Tanksley; Ozzy Agu, among others. The four finalists were: Kosi from the University of Lagos; Cordilia and Michelle from the University of Port Harcourt; and Chisom from the University of Calabar. They showcased their talents in front of the distinguished jury. The judges were: Ladi Balogun (GMD of FCMB); Idris Olorunnimbe, CEO and founder of Temple Management Company; Ikechukwu Onunaku Singer; and Charles, Imperial Leather, alongside performing artistes. It was a memorable night of entertainment and the Italian Prosecco Fantinel with special performance by Falana, a young, upcoming act and gifted artiste, performer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, who left the audience breathless. At the grand finale, there was a special surprise by the General Manager of KLM, Arthur Dieffenthaler, who, at the end of the night, made presentation to the winners of Season1 and Season2: Tolulope Balogun and Linus Precious, alongside Chisom Dunu Olivia. According to him, “We want to fulfill yet another dream, and for this reason we are bringing winners of Season1, Season2 and Season3 to Milan for a special photo shoot and giving them an opportunity to meet modeling agencies in Milan.”  The Dare2Dream Project will release, this month, the master classes and, in January 2017, the episodes of Season3 in Africa Magic, WazobiaTV and Wazobia Max. The sponsors are FCMB and Imperial Leather, Maybelline, Canoe and Dana Air. And Media Partners: Cool FM, Wazobia FM, Onobello, Glamsquad, Bellanaija, Pulse Nigeria and the Guardian