TINAPA Rocks for Fayrouz L’Original Expression

The judges: Mai Atafo, April By Kumbi, Kelechi Amadi Obi and Rhema Akabuogu at the event in Tinapa.

The judges: Mai Atafo, April By Kumbi, Kelechi Amadi Obi and Rhema Akabuogu at the event in Tinapa.

Last weekend, the Tinapa Lakeside Hotel, Calabar, played host to the six semifinalists of Fayrouz L’Original Season 2, who battled for a spot in the grand finale billed for Lagos. After three days of mentorship and exploring the beautiful city of Calabar, the six teams – Team HAI, Meddlelane, SCOG, FIB and Ombre – went head to head at the Conference Centre on Sunday, under the watchful eyes of the judges and guests.

In an interesting twist of event, Team HAI and Team MeddleLane emerged finalists of the Fayrouz L’Original Expression Show season 2. The two teams stood out in their presentation and style of the six teams that made it to the semi-finale.

The teams were tasked to make pieces from elements of Fayrouz products. It witnessed presentations from all six teams, who gave fantastic interpretations to the challenge of creating a collection that incorporates the physical elements of the drink including its label, tray, crown top and crate and with reference to eco fashion and the unconventional designer, Maison Martin Margiela.

Though the Eco fashion task saw the teams think outside the box to impress the judges, it was Team HAI from Ibadan and Team Meddlelane from Lagos that impressed the judges more with their style, make-up, model and photography.

While Team Meddlelane went for a feisty, edgy and sophisticated look, Team Hai explored the goddess look of Sin, the goddess of the Sinai Island, where Fayrouz gemstones can be found. They creatively implemented the design with Fayrouz cans, crowns and bottles.

The teams were judged on originality, creativity, synergy and most importantly, the interpretation of the task given. The two finalists will now battle for the N4 million cash prize at the grand finale holding in July in Lagos.

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