The International Women’s Society hosted a major fundraiser to support their charities. To raise funds they authored a coffee table book celebrating the last fifty years of the Fashion Industry in Nigeria. This book features women who set the pace. Women who defied society and the fear of being outcast by not going into the “professional jobs” after colonization. Women with passion who decided to make fashion their careers. This coffee table book was launched in the most festive astmosphere. The highpoints included three unique fashion shows, flamingo dancers, and the selling of the first copy of the book, which was autographed by every designer featured in the book. The book sold to a Nigerian Woman Senator, Senetor Daisy, for One Million Naira! I was lucky enough to obtain a book boxed in traditional fabric with several designer autographs also. What an afternoon!
All the proceeds of this book are going toward the running of the IWS Home for Abandoned Children in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria.