It’s safe to say Lagos Space programme has made Global impact.
Recently announced as the winner of the 2023 Woolmark Prize
an international prize that celebrates
outstanding fashion talents from around the globe
for their creativity in the use of wool.
the Avant Garde luxury design project, Lagos Space Programme
founded in 2018 by Adeju Thompson
is the latest winner of the oldest Prize in fashion.
The Nigerian designer received a level of formal education in fashion
at Birmingham city university, United Kingdom.
until he was forced to drop out for financial reasons.
luckily, at that point Adeju had developed his CV enough to return to Lagos, Nigeria
to begin working in the fashion industry
and start off his own fashion project later on.
LAGOS SPACE PROGRAMME
Driven by community, sustainability and cultural innovation
Lagos Space Programme is a non-binary artisanal design label
focused on proposing new conversations in African design
by collaborating to innovate on previously existing techniques
to create contemporary unique pieces.
e.g tie dye and woven fabrics.
(did you follow?)
LSP is basiacally making “old clothes” and the technique used to make them
look cool in a new way.
(in very layman terms)
directed by the vision of the creative director
the team at Lagos space programme really ticked all the boxes
for a progressive contemporary brand.
they are sustainable, gender fluid and ethical.
such a portfolio will undoubtedly get you noticed
regardless of your location.
As a result of this
So far, Dazed, CNN, show studio and Vogue to name a few
have featured the work of the Nigerian brand.
showcasing a collection at Milan fashion week
being selected among Arise Fashion week top 8
and getting shortlisted as a semi finalist for the prestigous 2021 LVMH prize
these are just a couple of accomplishments by the brand since it’s inception.
THE INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE
Contested by the likes of Yves saint Laurent, Givenchy and Karl lagerfeld
the International Woolmark Prize dates as far back as 1936.
formerly known as the international wool secretariat design competition
it was a means to promote wool to the global market.
the International Woolmark Prize is currently a platform
for young emerging designers to be acknowledged
and identify with a long list of
high profile designers and industry stake holders
all through the fiber of wool.
A dedicated innovation Award, later renamed the Karl Lagerfeld Innovation Award
was incorporated in 2017 to encourage young designers
that are championing progressive change in the industry.
As the winners of the 2023 edition of the prize
Lagos Space Programme competed along side the likes of RHUDE, Robyn Lynch, blue marble
to receive the $200,000 AUS cash prize, retailer endorsements, and business mentorship