Port Harcourt, a city abundant in oil resources and located in Rivers State, is gearing up to welcome designers, fashion enthusiasts, and personalities from all over the continent for the highly anticipated event of the year – Port Harcourt Fashion Week, PHFW.

The theme for this year’s edition of Port Harcourt Fashion Week is ‘Spotlighting Indigenous Designers‘ and it is scheduled to hold on the 15th and 16th of September at the Aztec Arcum Event Centre. The two days event will feature four different runway shows spotlighting over 40 indigenous fashion designers and models, some of which are: Ngozi Anyiam (convener of Port Harcourt Fashion Week and director of Wave Model Management), Doris Gam-Dede (CEO and creative director of Jazz Effect), Chike Mordi (creative director of Zalima Grazioni), Boma Ogidigben (creative director of House of BO), Akpos Okudu (creative director of Akpos Okudu), Justice Chinedu (creative director and head designer of Tice Grandiose).

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Ngozi Anyiam, Doris Gam-Dede, Chike Mordi, Boma Ogidigben, Akpos Okudu & Justice Chinedu
Ngozi Anyiam, Doris Gam-Dede, Chike Mordi, Boma Ogidigben, Akpos Okudu & Justice Chinedu. Photo Credit: Timeless Images

This year’s event also features the Port Harcourt Business of Fashion Summit scheduled to hold on the 11th of August 2023 at the Villa Tuscana Luxe Hotel GRA Phase II.

Established in 2019, the Port Harcourt Fashion Week is targeted at promoting sustainable development through stimulating youths who have interest and potentials in the fashion industry, with the necessary tools that will enable, encourage and support their aspirations of being successful and economically empowered youths.

The event also aims at increasing the visibility of the fantastic home grown fashion, showcasing the creative talents that abound in this part of the country while highlighting the culture and sophisticated glamor inherent in the people of port Harcourt and South-South at large through the language of fashion. It is a marketplace for the creative minds to connect with the Media and Buyers, creating industry opportunities and relationships.