FAB Magazine, Nigeria’s leading international fashion journal, is about to throw the biggest bash Lagos has ever seen – FAB Night Out. The all colour, all gloss international fashion and lifestyle publication has teamed up with lush label VLISCO to bring fashion lovers an unprecedented night of fun and festivity.
Celebrities from the world of fashion, music and entertainment, drawn from all over Africa, and several fashion cities in the world, will head to Lagos this weekend to be part of a star-studded black-carpet event holding at The Landmark Village, Victoria Island on Sunday December 5.
Publisher Babajide Familusi tells us hip hop veteran Eldee has already signed up to perform, just as Sasha, Bez and Mo’Cheddah have freed up their tight schedules to thrill guests at FAB Night Out.
The main dish of the night, however, is the FAB fashion show, showcasing exclusive designs from VLISCOs latest fabric collection; Gallery Of Poems by Nigeria’s own Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi and celebrated designer MAI, Ghanaian label Jil Couture and budding Nigerian talent from the UK, Re Bahia.
As if that is not enough, 25 FAB Awards will be given out on the night, recognizing the most FABulous fashion and lifestyle brands in Africa. The event will be hosted by ace comedian Tee A and TV host Yvonne ‘Vixen’ Ekwere!
FAB Magazine is a high-end Quarterly Fashion and Lifestyle print magazine with 80% African Content, sold in the UK, Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana; with plans to launch across Europe and America by 2011.
The magazine which plans to celebrate the fabulous essence of African fashion is intended for the young, aspirational, urban professional men and women and those aspiring to be like them.
The Magazine is the first of its kind in the African Market targeting both male and female making it a unisex fashion and lifestyle magazine.
‘‘Guests can look forward to a night of endless drinks, dancing and shoulder-rubbing with some of fashion and music’s finest, so dress daring and arrive on time’’ Familusi, himself a designer known for his amazing bespoke suits, says.
Born January 25th, 1978 and raised in Lagos, Familusi is believed to be a reincarnation of His grandfather who was a tailor and passed away a few weeks before He was born. In 2001, when he was 23, he discovered his interest in making his own clothes having traded in clothing and accessories for a few years. Mostly self-taught, the young designer used his background in the Sciences to do research in Fabric, Fit and Finishing to create winning pieces – and the first shirt he ever produced was mistaken for a Jermyn Street product! With the applause and exclamations that came from clients, friends and family, the brand was born; and Exclamations Couture has since focused on setting the standards for the tailoring of Shirts and Suits in Africa.
FAB pioneered the production of these to the same exacting standards obtainable in the United Kingdom studying the works and production processes of the ancient craftsmen and designers on Jermyn Street and Savile Row.