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 ‘Cocktails & Dresses’, a display of African fashion, returns for third edition

Cocktails & Dresses, a convergence of African shoppers, celebrities, fashion designers and enthusiasts, is set to hold its third edition.

The semi-annual event promotes African-made fashion products is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 7, at Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria.

“After two fantastic editions of unparalleled success, we are pleased to announce that Cocktails and Dresses is taking a giant leap forward,” said a statement by the organisers.

“Cocktails & Dresses 2017 will host over 2,000 attendees inclusive of over 50 fashion & beauty brands & manufacturers across Africa, over 50 notable personalities in government & leading industries and most importantly YOU.”

Themed ‘Innovation Edition’, the line-up of speakers consists of notable personalities in government, industry, entertainment, technology, fashion and beauty.

“We can’t wait to unleash the agenda,” said CEO of, Olatorera Oniru.

Previous speakers at the Cocktails & Dresses include ex-presidential candidate, Pat Utomi, senator Ben Murray Bruce, first lady of Lagos state, Bolanle Akinwunmi; Lagos state commissioner for women affairs, Lola Akande; CEO of Zippy Logistics Kabir Shagaya,CEO of Sony Music Africa Michael Ugwu, among others.

The official hashtag for the 2017 Innovation Edition is #CND2017.

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