Fashion Week promises to feature talented young designers

Fashion Week promises to feature talented young designers

on Wednesday,August 25,2010 22:08


Fashion designers have a range of career options including launching their own line, working for a brand or creating custom clothes. These professionals often attend art school in order to gain valuable skills such as sketching, sewing and product merchandising.

Established designers often present their collections at fashion shows. This year's London Fashion Week will feature up-and-coming designers such as Ngozi Pere-Okorotie. The Nigerian native and London College of Fashion graduate is the creative director of Zed Eye.

Okorotie names Vivienne Westwood as her main source of inspiration. She grew up around clothing and design, as her mother ran a fashion academy.

Okorotie's editorial spread in Pride Magazine - a publication celebrating diversity - shows her level of creative ambition, as she gave African prints a high-fashion twist with vintage English styling. Her most famous piece came from her spring/summer 2010 collection. The three-quarter-length sleeve, floral-print, summer jacket has already been spotted on celebrities such as Kelis, Shengei - singer in The Noisettes - celebrity hairdresser Tara Smith and renowned British designer Henry Holland.

"I love the summer jacket so much and it has been the best buy within the Tribal Romance collection," she said.

Okorotie's latest pieces will be showcased at London Fashion Week's A La Mode show.

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