Nigerian fashion pioneer Folashade ‘Shade’ Thomas-Fahm will be celebrated at ‘Africa Fashion’ exhibition
She’s been called one of Africa’s most important designers, and a pioneering figure in Nigerian fashion.
Now, Folashade “Shade” Thomas-Fahm is among the names being celebrated by London’s Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum. Set to open next year, its Africa Fashion exhibition will commemorate past and contemporary African designers including Mali’s Chris Seydou and Ghana’s Kofi Ansah.
Often described as the country’s first modern designer, Thomas-Fahm is a former president of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria and received a lifetime achievement award at Arise Magazine’s Fashion Week in Lagos in 2011.