Fresh Graduate, Vovwe Omoko Emerge Winner At Winasbet NSFDW 2014

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Winasbet Nigerian Student Fashion And Design Week (NSFDW)
which has been rated by Google has the Biggest Fashion Week in Africa for students,
had over 40 emerging designers who showcased their various new collections at the
just held fashion show. But one person has to go home with the prize which was,
Vovwe Omoko, who emerged the most creative designer. Her short interview after
the cut.
Can we know more about you?
Vovwe: I am Vovwe Omoko. The creative director of Ovems
Fashion. A graduate of Fine and Applied Arts Delta State University. I recently
also graduated from the Osc College of Fashion.
What informed your participation at the Winasbet NSFDW?
Vovwe: I got a mail, inviting me to participate at this
year’s edition. I called my mentor, Mrs Sola Babatunde and she advised me to go
ahead with it. So I did.



What was going through your mind as you were making your
collection?

Vovwe: Well I really just wanted to make clothes that ladies
of all social strata could wear and feel classy, special and excellent in. My passion
which is to bring class into street fashion as such replacing the usual trashy looks,
inspired the collection.
Would you say Winasbet NSFDW has affected your career as a
designer?
Vovwe: Honestly, Winasbet NSFDW has affected me positively,
my confidence has since been boosted, it has challenged me to be even more
creative and mature in my designs. The show also has increased the number of
people who now know about my fashion house Ovems Fashion. It’s been great.
Did you ever think you were going to be the winner ?

Vovwe: Oh no! I never ever in my wildest dreams thought it
would be me. I was indeed favoured by God.

How do you feel about going on to participate at the Africa Fashion
week Nigeria for free?

Vovwe: I am excited but saddled with thoughts of the
responsibility and high level of creativity that would come with it. It’s a
privilege.
What is the most important thing you learnt from your
participation at the Winasbet NSFDW?
Vovwe: One word, uniqueness. In the fashion industry every
designer must have something unique about his or her work.
How Old Are You?
Vovwe: I clocked 25 on the 1st of June, 2014
Where are you from?
Vovwe: I am from Otowodo in Ughelli North Local Government
area of Delta State.

Advice to other upcoming Designers like you?
Vovwe: They should never give up, they should keep pushing.
Be hardworking and prayerful. They should also try to come on board next year
and register for Winasbet NSFDW as it’s now the biggest Fashion Week in Africa
for emerging fashion designers.

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