A group of students (Tomato-Red) who’re fashion gurus emerged as the winner of this year edition of Campus Fashion Challenge held on the 14th of June, 2019 in Ijebu-Ode Ogun state.
According to organizers, more than 100 fashion gurus ranging from: Models, Fashion Designers, Photographer, MakeUp Artists, Hair Stylists, qualified for the audition stage of the competition, but only thirty-six (36) successfully scaled through to the finals.
Amuludun Toyosola, the Creative Lead of The OWL Campus Media, organizer of the Campus Fashion Challenge, said this creative competition was aimed at providing students with a platform to display their creative designs and share experiences, adding that the institute hopes to use this competition to promote traditional clothing culture and innovative designs.
He said “the initiative focuses on students fashion gurus and aims to give them an opportunity to get a good business start and a platform to show their innermost ability.
Among the participants were both professionals and amateurs with a passion for fashion and designing”.
He further explained that one of the most difficult challenges a new designer face is gaining recognition. Hence, in the competitive world of fashion, as an undergraduate, they cannot rely on talent and vision alone. No matter how brilliant their design, the key to success is exposure. One way to get an early start on their career is through Fashion contests that will expose them to the outside world.
Team Tomato Red which comprises of four (4) students from three (3) Universities, Omodasola Oyebamiji -TASUED, Modupe Mustapha – Noun University, Catherine Oshivri – TASUED, Timilehin Oyebamiji – UI emerged as the overall winner, while Team Onions Purple and Team Jollof Orange ranked second and third, respectively.
The prize-winner of the challenge were awarded One Hundred thousand Naira (#100,000) and were also given the opportunity to present their collections in prestigious fashion shows.