Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and customers have praised Polaris Bank, Nigeria’s top digital retail bank, highly for its crucial sponsorship of the Fashion Souk event.
At the just concluded Fashion Souk 2023, hosted at Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos, dedicated to business growth has garnered praise and recommendations from fashion fans, industry professionals, and style stars.
The event, which took place during the weekend of July 8 and 9, 2023, exceeded all expectations with its dynamic presentation of avant-garde fabric designs, leather crafts, ground-breaking collections, and fashion concepts before a variety of businesses and discerning audiences. At the event, there were over 150 SMEs and 5000 fashion fans.
The following were some of the Fashion Souk’s standout features: Designer Exhibitions, where attendees had the unique chance to purchase directly from a carefully chosen selection of designers at pop-up boutiques. The Fashion Souk offered something for every taste in fashion, from avant-garde creations to timeless outfits.
Opportunities for Networking: The event promoted a culture of collaboration and networking, allowing designers, buyers, stylists, and fashion fans to establish long-lasting bonds.
Exhibitions of beauty and lifestyle items were included in the event, which complemented the fashion spectacular. In order to improve their overall fashion experience, attendees had the chance to peruse a variety of cosmetics, skincare, and wellness companies, including leather works.
The Group Head, Products & Market Development Group of Polaris Bank, Adebimpe Ihekuna, in a chat with journalists, stated that, “Polaris Bank remains committed to the growth of SMEs in the country and we are proud to have partnered with Eventful to host this remarkable event. The Fashion Souk has not only highlighted the incredible talent in Nigeria’s fashion industry but also contributed to its growth and development.
“As a Bank, we have supported numerous SMEs with loan facilities and will continue to support them through innovative product offerings and easy to access loans on VULTe digital bank without a need for collateral, branch visits and at competitive interest rates”, she noted.
Adebimpe also took advantage of the opportunity to share some great news: the Fashion Souk will visit Abuja in October to give SMEs in the fashion sector operating in the Federal Capital Territory, the Middle Belt, and the Northern Region the chance to present their products.
The Chairman of Eventful Limited, one of the promoters of The Fashion Souk said, “I am thrilled with the overwhelming response and support received for the Fashion Souk. Polaris Bank’s partnership has been instrumental in making this event a resounding success.”
A customer at the fashion souk summer sale, Tunde Lawal, said “I applaud Polaris Bank for their dedication to the fashion industry and for bringing such a remarkable event to life. The assembly of diverse fashion items under a roof is remarkable. Its indeed an experience I’ll relish for a long time.”
As Nigeria’s digital Bank of the Year and a top financial brand for innovation and digitalization, Polaris Bank continues to garner praise. VULTe, the bank’s digital banking platform, offers a platform for individuals, SMEs, and corporations to conduct transactions, access loans at favorable rates, and advance to the next level.
The Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Awards presented by Business Day named Polaris Bank the Digital Bank of the Year in 2021 and 2022. Because of its capacity to leverage technology to offer bottom-up support for the MSME sector, it also emerged as the best MSME Bank.