Samantha’s Bistro, in collaboration with designer and blogger Yetty D is making their 1 Night In Lagos a monthly staple. Dumebi Agbakoba, the head chef and owner of Samantha’s Bistro used to own the Side View Magazine which recently rebranded as The View Lifestyle, which focuses more on offline networking and a strong social media presence.
The One Night in Lagos seems like a revamp of the now defunct Side View Magazine’s annual 3 Bloggers One Night that introduced us to bloggers like Toyin Jolapamo of The Soho Sister and Daisy Mak.
Relaunched last month with Zina Anumudu, Denola Grey and Oge Agu as it’s inaugural panelists, The View Lifestyle is expanding the event format to include more creatives in the industry. This month’s event is tagged ‘3 Creatives, 1 Night in Lagos. They’re feteing womenswear designer Toju Foyeh, stylist and designer Jide Reason and bag designer Didi Isah, hosted by Yetty D.
Born Toluwaloju Olowofoyeku, the creative director and founder from whose name the brand, Toju Foyeh was coined.As a young entrepreneur, she launched her debut collection at Arise Fashion Week in December 2011 and has since then become a style phenomenon in the fashion industry both locally and internationally. Foyeh is one of the few Nigerian labels to successfully launch a diffusion brand so it would be particularly interesting to hear her insights on this.
Jide Adedeji, is the creative designer and stylist behind the label, JReason founded 3 years ago. He has risen in the fashion industry from humble roots as a stylist to a fashion label designer. His collections have been showcased across major fashion platforms from ECOWAS fashion week to Swahili fashion week. He has styled at nearly all the major fashion shows and TV productions and now shares his style tips on a TV show titled Style 20.
Didi Isah, a unisex accessory design label with a design philosophy that has evolved to celebrate quirky elegance that sets a style agenda for affordable handcrafted design. The range of jewellery, hair accessories and leather goods for men and women are all produced locally in Nigeria, and the company uses local craftsmen to create unique hand-crafted finished products.
We think this is a fairly diverse panel, and they will have interesting things to say. Are you guys going?