6 Fashion Shows in 2023 Nigerians Should Not Miss

Written by: Victor Odeyemi

6 Fashion Shows in 2023 Nigerians Should Not Miss
LAGOS, NIGERIA - OCTOBER 30: Models walk the runway for Emmy Kasbit, during Lagos Fashion Week 2021 on October 30, 2021 in Lagos, Nigeria. (Photo by Emmanuel Obianke/Getty Images)


Nigeria’s revenue in the lucrative fashion industry is set to hit $1.70 billion in 2023. Its ever-rising prowess is gaining global prominence thanks to events and shows such as the Lagos Fashion Week organized to give opportunities to locally and internationally renowned Nigerian Fashion Designers to display their ingenuities.

With major streamline events such as the ARISE Fashion Week and the Abuja Fashion Week 2023 having been held, we turn to inform you of other fashion shows yet to take place in Nigeria, that you should look forward to. Nigerian Entrepreneur, Fashionpreneur, Fashion Designer, or Enthusiast, this post is for you.

All the events highlighted below will be held in physical locations in Nigeria and this gives you an advantage to prepare and plan your trip to any or all of the events. Information on how to register is also stated.

6 Fashion Shows in 2023 Nigerians Should Not Miss

Epic Show 2023 – Fashions Finest Africa

Dubbed “The Biggest Fashion Event for New and Emerging Fashion Entrepreneurs,” Fashions Finest Africa aims to showcase Africa’s best talents in the fashion industry (fashion designers, Photographers, Make-up Artists, Hairstylists, Fashion Stylists and models).

Epic Show 2023 is set to host fashion entrepreneurs, designers, models and fashion enthusiasts. Fashion Finest Africa also organizes activities including: Conference, Exhibitions, Epic Shows, Awards, and Fashion Rave.

Date – Epic Show 2023 is set to hold from Saturday, 3 June 2023 08:00 – Sunday, 4 June 2023 21:00 WAT

Event Location – Federal Palace Hotel & Casino 6-8 Ahmadu Bello Way Lagos, LA 101241

How to Register – Visit the official website to register.

2. Lagos Fashion Fair 2023

Lagos Fashion Fair creates an enabling platform where creative Nigerian designers and fashion entrepreneurs connect with international designers to showcase the beauty and creativity of both worlds through their designs and innovations.

Lagos Fashion Fair seeks to celebrate Nigerian entrepreneurs who have mastered the art of fashion by using it to make bold statements and create more versatility in their designs and brands.

Dates – Tuesday, September 12 · 8 am – Thursday, September 14 · 6 pm WAT

Location – Eko Hotels & Suites Plot 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street Lagos, LA 106104

How to register – Visit the official website.

3. African Bridal Fashion Week 2023

African Bridal Fashion Week (ABFW) has a knack for showcasing bridal designs made with African fabric to illustrate African cultures.

The event hosts creators and lovers of traditional bridal fashion and accessories from all over the continent.

Date – African Bridal Fashion Week 2023 is set to hold from August 25 · 9 am – August 27 · 8 pm WAT

Event Location – Jabi Lake Mall, Bala Sokoto Way, Jabi, Abuja, Nigeria

How to Register – Follow ABFW on Instagram @africanbridalfw or email inquiries to africanbridalfw@gmail.com

4. Arts Meets Fashion Abuja 2023

Arts Meets Fashion (AMF) is an exclusive fashion lifestyle event where both ‘Art & Fashion’ are displayed.

The event, presented by AFWA and Tin City Fashion Week is a combination of Nigerian Arts, entertainment and fashion.

The exclusive fashion lifestyle event is a platform for artists, sculptures, fashion designers, and art experts locally and globally, to participate in a diversified and dynamic creative event for trends in modern Nigerian art and fashion.

The event is set to be hosted by the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Handicraft Promotion and under the subsidiary of Africa Fashion Museum.

The dress code for this event is Artistic Vibe.

Date and Time – Starts on Saturday, June 24 · 1 pm WAT

Location – National Gallery Of Art Federal Secretariat Complex Alh. Shehu Shagari Way P.M.B. 456, Garki Abuja Abuja, Federal Capital Territory 456

How to Register – Tickets are available at the National Gallery of Art in Abuja & Lagos (NGA).

5. Source Textile & Apparel West Africa 2023

Dubbed ”West Africa’s largest and most effective textile and fashion exhibition,” the Source Textile & Apparel West Africa is set to promote West Africa’s best apparel, accessories and textiles.

If you are an industry professional specifying in sourcing finished or intermediate products, then this show is for you.

The event will also help you discover new trends in fashion and manufacturing for apparel, textiles, accessories and meet some of the best suppliers from around the world.

Date and Time – November 9 · 8 am – November 11 · 5:30 pm WAT

Location – Eko Hotels & Suites Plot 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street Lagos, LA 106104

How to register for the event – Visit the official website.

6. TOZALI Africa Fashion & Cultural Week Abuja 2023

Image by Askar Abayev

Tozali Africa Fashion and Cultural Week Abuja is an event with the mission to support and amplify the awareness of African women and girls in internal displacement.

The event is an initiative of the Tozali Girl Child & Women Foundation, owned by Maimuna Abubakar, whose mission is to help women and girls resist social vices during their displacement journey, such as physical and sexual violence, kidnappings, early and forced marriages, and intimate partner violence.

The Tozali Television and Magazine is set to cover the event.

Date and Time – Starts on Friday, September 29, 2023 · 1 pm WAT

Location – Abuja International Conference Center ICC Abuja, Federal Capital Territory 900103

How can I register? – Tickets are available at Transcorp Hilton and the International Conference Center (ICC) Abuja.


There is a lot to look forward to in 2023 especially in the fashion ecosystem in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. You can also learn of latent opportunities in the fashion world such as trade expos, new exhibitions and fashion shows by joining the MSME Africa community today.


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