Our August meetup played host to fashion designer, Miss Ofonmbuk Edet, the Founder and Creative Director at Bukelz Fashion Academy as we began our first event in the career series. This is an event concept developed to assist our young girls poise between schooling and having a skill set.
"So You Want to Be a Fashion Designer?" program exposed the girls (participants) to the world of dressmaking and fashion. Miss Ofonmbuk delved into the fundamentals of fashion designing, what it takes to be a fashion designer, and the obstacles toward taking a career in fashion designing.
The girls had firsthand experience in the craft of measurement as they practically measured each other after receiving lessons on the art.
The girls appreciated Iban Ifiok Foundation for such a thoughtful idea in hosting the program, as they can now read the measuring tape, take measurements of a person for dressmaking, and decide whether to take fashion designing as a career or not, after being exposed to the fashion industry.
We are looking forward to exposing the girls to another career path in the month of September.
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