Green Africa is proud to announce that it has selected multi award winning fashion school, Zaris Fashion & Style Academy and internationally acclaimed Orange Culture for the creation of its crew uniforms.
Orange culture was started by Adebayo Oke-Lawal in 2011 to create a heady mixture of Nigerian inspired print fabrics, colours and contemporary urban wear. He has also completed editorial work for Vogue Italia, Nataal and WOW magazine among others.
Zaris Fashion & Style Academy was established in October 2011 with the vision of creating a platform for young Nigerians and Africans to hone their talents and express their creativity. The academy is a Federal Government of Nigeria YOUWIN recipient and the popularity of its website has been recognized by Google Nigeria. Its success has also been featured by major news networks.
In what is believed to be a first for Zaris Fashion & Style Academy and Orange Culture, the companies will work together in order to meet the objectives of the final design. The final designs will reflect the core values of the Green Africa brand and will showcase Nigerian design and African heritage to the world.
Luke Lovegrove, Chief Commercial Officer at Green Africa stated that “the two design houses won hands down with their elegant yet functional designs. We are looking forward to revealing our crew uniforms in early 2020 – a key element of our visual identity and another step towards our full brand launch.”
Adebayo Oke-Lawal, Founder and Creative Director of Orange Culture and Chris Aggreh, Chief Brand Officer of Zaris Fashion & Style Academy jointly said “The designs will embrace what it means to be African, incorporating innovative fitting with form and function. What we are doing here is ground breaking, we are show-casing modern Africa with our partners at Green Africa Airways and we are incredibly excited to be a part of their story.”
About Green Africa
Green Africa (greenafrica.com) is a value airline based in Lagos, Nigeria. The new airline will offer safe, reliable and affordable air travel to a much broader group of customers and be a significant contributor to the economic development of Nigeria and the African continent. Founded and led by Babawande Afolabi, Green Africa has received its Air Transport License from the Nigerian Government. Green Africa is anchored by a group of senior industry leaders led by Tom Horton, former Chairman & CEO of American Airlines, Wale Adeosun, Founder & CEO of Kuramo Capital, William Shaw, CEO of InterJet, Virasb Vahidi, former CCO of American Airlines and Gbenga Oyebode, Founder & Chairman of Aluko & Oyebode.
About Orange Culture
Orange culture was one of the first Nigerian brands to begin collaboration within the industry and has inspired many to follow. The label collaborated with numerous brands such as Huawei, Dennis Osadebe, Rokus London, Maxivive and many more. CEO, Adebayo Oke-Lawal teamed up with globally recognised Nigerian artist Davido, where he designed a limited edition collection sold exclusively at major store Selfridges.
About Zaris Fashion & Style Academy
Zaris Fashion & Style Academy is celebrating its eighth-year in operation as a notable brand in fashion education and consultancy in Nigeria and has won numerous awards such as the West Africa Fashion Academy of the Year and the Most Outstanding
Fashion Academy Awards amongst others. Over the years we have lived up to our vision of creating a platform for young Nigerians and Africans to express their creativity and showcase their talents. Zaris Fashion & Style Academy has trained well over 1,000 Nigerian and Africans as Fashion Designers, Fashion Illustrators, Pattern Makers,
Stylists, Models and Fashion Photographers, many of whom have excelled in their careers and have won various awards such as the DAVIVA Ambassador Award and
the African Fashion Week Award amongst others.