Oluchi Orlandi is host of the first edition of ‘Le Petite Marche Africa’… fashion heavyweights from Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria and South Africa to visit
Following a successful Le Petit Marche (LPM) outing at the Spitafields in London (May 2014), LPM in collaboration with HauteAfrica.com and Nature’s Gentle Touch, presents its first African Designers edition in Nigeria.
The event holds on Sunday, 31 August at the L’Espace HQ, and is hosted by one of the world’s most respected supermodels, Oluchi Orlandi.
“I am excited to be a part of this homegrown fashion platform that has helped many brands soar,” Oluchi says.
“Platforms of connectivity online and offline are very key to fashion as distribution and retail networks can be a headache,” adds Wadami Amolegbe, founder of HauteAfrica.com. “LPM and Le’espace have been pioneers in solving that problem in Nigeria over the last five years and its indeed time to go Africa”.
This exciting edition looks to harness the buying power and desire for other African brands that are inaccessible to the Nigerian market and the LPM Community; before eventually touring Africa with an exciting mix of leading brands on the continent – taking the LPM Experience and community around the world!
The event will feature the latest, exclusive designs from some of Africa’s avant-garde clothiers: Osei Duro (Ghana), Sophie Zinga (Senegal), JLabel (Nigeria) & Thula Sindi (South Africa).
“The goal had always been to open up fashion access across the continent then globally,” says Isoken Ogiemwonyi, who is co-founder of LPM. “We have conquered Nigeria and now excited to take on Africa.”