The head judge and face of Nigeria's Next Top Designer was selected because of her contributions to the fashion industry in Nigeria, her commitment to helping young designers grow as well as sponsorship programs at her Fashion Academy.
With this new feather added to her cap, Toyin Lawani intends to keep promoting our fashion culture on the African Continent and international market, which will ultimately increase the purchase of Nigerian fashion.
She also intends to raise awareness about protection of intellectual properties in the fashion industry
"We have to start protecting our intellectual property, you create an outfit, post online, if it's not registered and you don't have a lookbook just consider it gone, instagram is the major social media platform where people get ideas from now" hence the need to protect your work.
"Stumbled on an American website alibaba.com selling my oufits with a 90 dollar sales offer, they even used my picture! that is my intellectual property". We all need to work together so Nigerian designers can be extremely successful at their career both home and abroad. We need to encourage and help our talented youths reach their goals" she said.
Interested designers who want FADAN to help them copyright their creations can talk to Toyin Lawani the Youth Ambassador of FADAN.
As the Youth Ambassador of FADAN she will also empower the deaf and dumb and also help implement copyright laws through FADAN etc
Congrats to the new National Youth Ambassador of Fadan! This is the beginning of great things.
Makeup Artist -Ronald Mmeka @ronaldthe7th