Recently (on June 14 to be specific), team waka-about covered the re-launch of a Nigerian-owned fashion label called Vogo Designs. Vogo Designs specialises in casual dresses and bags cut and sewn from local Nigerian fabrics and is the brain child of Ogo Maduewesi, founder of the not-for-profit organisation VITSAF (Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation) and a prominent voice the the global campaign for the rights of vitiligo sufferers.
[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"] The re-launch of Vogo Designs was one element of a two-in-one event: June 14 happens to be Maduewesi’s birthday, so it was a day of dancing for the celebrant who, as expected, showed up dressed in one of her designs.
An even more remarkable activity was that the the new collections were modelled exclusively by individuals who have vitiligo in various degrees and the star of the evening was Ghanaian born Enam Heikeens. When they eventually got on the runway, the guests were ecstatic and the mood in the room brightened up several notches.
Below is a selection of images from the day’s modelling sessions. Story by Pelu Awofeso