Apparels by Pearl Emerges Winner of “Most Promising Designer” at #NSFDWeek2017
Apparels by Pearl is a rising womenswear brand which was awarded the 2017 winner of the Most Promising Designer Award at the just concluded Nigerian Student Fashion & Design Week 2017.
Atunuke Animashaun is the brand creative director, she happens to be a graduate of Botanical Science from Lagos State University. She started fashion designing way back in 2011 after her secondary education.
Although it was never her first choice for a career path she grew to love it. Atinuke said:
At first, I never wanted to learn fashion designing, I would have gone for hair styling but mum thought that fashion designing would be good for me since there is a hair stylist in the family and no fashion designer. She got me enrolled into the Lagos state skill acquisition centre in Surulere where I learned fashion designing for a year. It wasn’t easy at first because that wasn’t what I had a passion for but as time went on I got interested and started blending in. Fashion is my third priority after God and family.
She showcased her first collection titled “Afrik Belle” which was inspired by African women and their sense of style to red carpet events.
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