The influence and power of fashion extends far beyond the runways. The fashion industry is not a sector that exists in vacuum. In fact, the industry is not unlike any other key economic drivers, it is a key component of global economy and certainly an important sector to consider when thinking about sustainable development. The fashion industry is one of the fastest growing industries in Africa and Nigeria is slowly emerging a Fashion Power house in terms of creativity and innovation. Thus, through increasing the capacity and well being of our people behind this powerhouse, the fashion industry can play an active role in the development of sustainable livelihood.

The Port Harcourt Fashion and Design Week is a three-day fashion event targeted at promoting sustainable development through stimulating youths who have interest and potentials in the fashion industry, with the necessary tools that will enable, encourage and support their aspirations of being successful and economically empowered youths.

The full programme consists of Runway, Exhibition, Master class facilitated by veterans of the industry, and a contest for upcoming fashion designers/models tagged “PHFDW Creative Promise in Fashion Contest” and Top Model Nigeria respectively.



A perfect opportunity for established designers to showcase their latest collection. As well as a good platform for fresh and upcoming designers to make their debut, as they will have the opportunity to grace the runway with famous guests designers. We have carefully selected three(3) guest designers within and across the country who’s work in the industry inspires the young and upcoming fashion designers.


In line with our vision of promoting sustainable development, PHFDW Master Class will centre around promoting entrepreneurship as topics will highlight the challenges and opportunities that abound across the industry. Participants will learn from the know-how of established industry players in redefining their crafts and business growth. By exchanging knowledge and its networking, PHFDW will build a bridge between creation and commerce.


The Port Harcourt Fashion and Design Week will offer dealers and retailers of fashion and lifestyle products, opportunity to exhibit their products to a wide range of audience. Deliberate efforts will be put in place to attract the right audience to the benefits of the exhibitors while buyers/visitors will have the rare privilege of making purchases at discounted rates as against what is obtainable in the open market.