Adeju Thompson's Woolmark victory marks a turning point for African fashion

By Lindelwa Masuku

Nigerian designer Adeju Thompson's groundbreaking win of the International Woolmark Prize has set the stage for a transformative journey in the world of African fashion. With his brand Lagos Space Programme, Thompson aims to challenge stereotypes, infuse ancient techniques with a contemporary twist, and build a sustainable and internationally recognized fashion empire. 

In a groundbreaking achievement, Adeju Thompson, the visionary founder of Nigerian ready-to-wear brand Lagos Space Programme, has become the first African designer to win the prestigious International Woolmark Prize. 

This momentous victory marks a turning point for African fashion, propelling Thompson and his brand onto the global fashion stage.