Martwayne | Power Through Fashion

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Learn Childrenswear at Martwayne. Start Date: 12 September 2017


Yes yes!  Here's introducing yet another brand spanking new Course at Martwayne. Our Short Course in Childrenswear!  And why childrenswear?!  Well.... we have had requests from people who are only interested in starting a clothing line for young children.  Of course we know there is a HUGE market out there for childrenswear.  Why?!  Because new babies are born, young children grow bigger with age (unlike me and a lot of ladies out there who can still fit into clothes they had 15 years ago! lol) and of course with an increase in age comes a new wardrobe.  So we thought to ourselves, why force students to go through our ladieswear Course when they can simply focus on the area they are most interested in!  And voila!  Our Childrenswear Course was born! :-D

So how does the Course run you ask?!  It's pretty simple...

Friday, July 21, 2017

We had a great show today on 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos...


Hello!!!!  Oh wow!  We had SUCH a great show today!  It was actually sparked off by a rant on Instagram about why fashion designers refuse to collaborate with each other.  If you missed the conversation trail, you should join us on Instagram @martwayne and air your views as well!


Then I watched another video I was tagged on where the speaker was talking about how businesses just live on survival mode and it further reinforced the the discussion I had yesterday.  But the truth is we don't even specialize in certain areas so how can we even collaborate?!  And that was what I chose to talk about today!  

If you missed it, simply click on this link:  

Monday, July 17, 2017

Martwayne partners with Access Bank on our popular sewing class for kids on holidays - the Basic Fashion Course for Juniors (ages 9-16)


Yaye!!!!!!  Hello good people :-D  And in an exciting twist, we just sealed our collaboration with Access Bank to run the Basic Fashion Course for Juniors (ages 9-16) this year!!!  Whoop!  Whoop!

So yes!  This year, our young fashionistas will not only learn about fashion and how to sew, they will also learn about financial management and the value of money in fun games facilitated by the Children's Banking Unit of Access Bank!  I can tell you it will be really exciting.  I tell you, even we the adults need these lessons.  And there is no better time to train our leaders of tomorrow about the value of money and hard work than today! 

Okies!  So let me quickly tell you about the Course!

Monday, July 10, 2017

And we were live on Facebook :-D Enjoy the live feed of Martwayne on 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos on 7 July 2017


Yes we were!  Actually to be honest, this is the 2nd week we have been live on both Facebook and Instagram.  I haven't posted the one that happened 2 weeks ago.  I'll do that sometime this week.  

Why did we decide on live feeds?!  Well we realized people may not be able to tune into the show on 98.9 Kiss FM perhaps because of work or the fact that they may be outside Lagos so we brought the show to them through other means!  And I kid you not, the response has been great!  So soon enough, we will also be live on Youtube once I get the settings right!  :-D 

SO what did we discuss last week?!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Want to cut your production time in half? Then ditch the paper and pencils and go digital!


This picture made me laugh when I saw it!  But yes!  We tailors now use laptops!  :-D I spoke about it on our radio show on 98.9 Kiss FM on Friday and you should watch it!  I tell you this is the way to go!

Ok... so I realized that whilst promoting this Course (and I must confess, I don't think I really promoted it that much), I never really spoke about the benefits of the Course.  So you are probably thinking... "why go digital when I can use my pencil and paper" right?

Ok... check out this scenario...

Invest in Yourself ! Martwayne on Business Africa, 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos - 23 June 2017


Hello good people!!!  Trust you had a GREAT holiday!  Happy Eid to all our Muslim friends and family.  The LOOOONG weekend was a truly welcome one - though I must confess I did not do much resting.  I worked right through - thanks to our clothing factory.  It has been extremely overwhelming but I so cannot complain. At least the designers we have produced for are happy with our work and for that I am thankful!

Anyway...  I have not posted anything in 2 weeks so this is a double post alert :-D  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Things to Consider Before You Quit Your Job for Fashion - Martwayne on Business Africa 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos

ME :-D with Anchor Ayodele Kazeem on the left and Co-Anchor Kayode Osokoya, Business Africa 98.9 Kiss FM

Hello good people!  So we had another fab show on Business Africa last Friday.  I could really get used to this radio gig :-D !  It was a really good one!  

So yes!  I'm sure many people working the 9-5 grind can connect to this. Or are the work hours 8-5.  Either way, I am sure there are loads of peeps out there who LOVE fashion, who are just itching to key into this passion of theirs but are clueless on how to go about it!  I know because I chat to people all the time about this.  

If you are at the same crossroads but you missed our show on Friday, you are in luck! Simply click on the link below and you'll be right with us in the studio! :-D   


Don't forget to share with your friends and family who need this and join us this Friday again at 10am on 98.9 Kiss FM! 

PS!

We had to postpone the start dates of the Corsetry Course and the the Patternmaking with CAD course.  The Corsetry now starts this Saturday, June 17 and the Pattern with CAD on the 27th of June.

We also have dates for our next set of Courses:

-  The Design & Illustration with CAD starts on July 15th and 18th;
-  The Basic Fashion Course for Juniors starts 1 August; and
-  The Childrenswear Course starts on the 22nd of August, 2017.

Please save these dates and forward them as well.

More posts coming up shortly!

Have a great week!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Join me at 10am tomorrow, 9 June on 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos.


Yes people! Join me tomorrow at 10am on 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos where I will be discussing "Factors to Consider Before You Quit Your Job for Fashion". If you are currently at crossroads and not sure what to do, you need to tune in! And you can also call into the show to ask questions on 0809 899 8898. Cheers!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Martwayne on Business Africa 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos; 2 June 2017 - Dealing with 'The Fear of the Unknown'

Left to Right: Adeolu Olatunji (Producer); Ayodele Kazeem (Anchor); ME (Guest) & Kayode Osokoya (Co-Anchor)

Yes!  So I was on radio again last Friday talking about what I love to talk about the most - FASHION! :-D  So yes!  Last Friday, on Business Africa on 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos, we were talking about how to face your fears and become a fashion designer or start a fashion business!  If you missed the show, don't stress! :-D  Here's the video!  Watch it for tips on how to turn your love for fashion into a viable business by first facing your fears and just doing it!  It was tres fab and I loved every minute of it!

I'll be on again this Friday talking about "Factors to Consider Before You Quit Your Job for Fashion"!  You don't want to miss it!  Join me on 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos at 10am (actually my slot begins at 10.15 so you can tune in then).  Have your questions ready and let's have great fun!

Oh yes!  Here's the link to the video:  


Don't forget to like and share this video with all your friends and fashion lovers and don't forget to subscribe to The Martwayne Channel on Youtube!

Muchos gracias!

OH!  PS.

Don't forget about the Pattern Making & CAD Course coming up on the 13th!  It promises to be fab!  You don't want to miss it!



Friday, June 2, 2017

Counting Down to Pattern Making with Computer Aided Design Course



Just think about the appeal of saving yourself half the time spent on manual patterns by doing them digitally.  And better still, work across international boundaries.  All you need is your laptop and you are good to go!  Save the paper, minimize your errors, correct your mistakes without getting overwhelmed!  Learn all this and more in our new Course Pattern-Making & Grading with Computer Aided Design.  Trust me, it will be well worth your while!


Fashion and the Business on Business Africa, 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos


Yes!  Join me tomorrow live on air where we talk about fashion and the business of fashion.




Monday, May 22, 2017

Pattern Making & Grading with Computer Aided Design Course starts 13 June 2017. Registration has started!!!!!


And YET another brand spanking new course from us at Martwayne!  Yes - this Course I tell you is off the hook!  Are you thinking of starting your own ready to wear line in standard sizes?!  Well it's time to ditch the manual techniques and go digital with our brand new Course - the Pattern Drafting & Grading with Computer-Aided Design!  Just think about it!  Cut your production process in half by digitizing your patterns and save yourself the time and energy by cutting out the manual grading and going digital with a computer software!  You can easily create several sizes just from one pattern just from a few strokes on your laptop!  I tell you this is the new ISH and I am so excited about it!   

Let me tell you all about the Course...

Corsetry Course, Weekend Option comes up 10 June 2017. Register now!


So we had a great class when we launched our Corsetry Course in March.  You have seen the pictures already but just in case... here they are:



Yes!  You know a well-built corset when it stays on its own without any support!  :-D

Well... weekend students, which are of course our busy professionals and others who work during the week, were not happy they could not attend the class so this time, so of course we had to make a weekend option available! SO!  Weekend students, this one is just for you! :-D

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hello May!!! It's Picture Time!!! Enjoy pictures from our Q1 2017 Fashion Courses: Fashion Illustration, Corsetry, Textile Design & other stuff we've been up to at Martwayne! :-D


HELLO Good People!!!!!!!  Gosh it has been AGES since I was here!  So let me catch up on all the greetings I have missed out on.  Happy belated new quarter!  Happy belated Good Friday!  Happy belated Easter!  Happy belated Workers Day!  And the latest one... Happy Belated New Month lol!  And of course Happy Happy HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY to all my fabulous people out there!  I am sure you all had great holidays and even greater birthdays!  I know we did at Martwayne! :-D

SO!  What we have been up to since my last post (insert-covering-my-face-emoticon-in-here).  No excuses really!  As I type this, I'm thinking to myself that there has to be some app out there that just types away while I talk right?!  There just has to be an easier way to blog.... I really have to explore that option.  So yeah!  That's my excuse!

Okies you have missed a lot yes but not to worry!  I am here to catch you up in one single post!  We will do more of pictures but of course we still have to do a teeny weeny bit of writing for the benefit of those just coming into contact with us for the first time.  Besides... let me confess... I just lost about 3 hours of this same blog post which just disappeared so really I am just oh-so-happy with just pictures and tiny writing right now... 

SO!  What do we start of with?! 

YES! First!  First!!  First!!!  We'll start off with this AMAZING testimonial from one of us at Martwayne.  Whoop!  Whoop!  You know how much we love testimonials! :-D


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Happy Birthday to ME! :-D


Oh yes!  February babies rock!  Always have and always will!  After all our month is the most unique!  And I had a fabulous day!

To all who thought about me and sent me best wishes... God bless you LOADS!  I had an excellent day!  It turned how JUST the way I wanted it to!  It was a day to appreciate the Almighty for the gift of life, love, family, friends, my work, my staff, my students, my challenges and the future! THANK YOU LORD for everything!  

Today was all about the 2 amazing people without whom I would not be here today - my parents!  So as you celebrate this special day with me, please help me celebrate them!  They are truly amazing!  

God bless you all!  We will celebrate many many MANY more birthdays together in Jesus's Name!

AMEN!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Our Textile Design Course NOW has a weekend option! :-D


Yes yes!  Based on popular demand, we now have a weekend option available for busy professionals. It will start either on the 11th of March, 2017 with 2 sessions a day!  Will keep you posted! :-D

Friday, February 17, 2017

Learn How to Sew Corsets @ Martwayne. Register for our new Short Course in Corsetry. Perfect for bridal wear designers!


And this is the last of our newest courses [at least for now :-D] and this was strictly based on demand.  We had been getting requests for this and after a lady placed yet another request for this early this year, I thought to myself - sure why not?!  And here it is - our Short Course in Corsetry! :-D


Oh how I love corsets!  The structure, the fit - pretty much everything about it!  A well built corset is just amazing and of all the things I learnt in fashion school, this was no doubt one of my favorites!


SO just a quick one to tell you all about the Course even though the flyer pretty much has all the details...



Thursday, February 16, 2017

Learn Textile Design (Manual & Digital using CAD) @ Martwayne in our brand spanking new Short Course in Textile Design.


Yes!  Our 2nd Creative Course this February!  And I am sooooo excited about it and truth be told, We have been planning this for A WHILE!  This will definitely set you apart from every other designer!  It doesn't get much better than this right?!  We all know what the constraints in our local market is in terms of fabrics and prints so why get stuck using the limited fabrics in the local market when you can simply create your own prints!  And I tell you, this is a RICH curriculum, it would be really really sad if you let this opportunity pass you by!  

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Learn Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer-Aided Design this February @ Martwayne and take your love for fashion to the next level!



This month, we are teaching the CREATIVE side of fashion and our first and really popular course is the Design, Fashion Illustration with Computer-Aided Design Course.  This Course is perfect for you if you love fashion and want to explore your inner creativity.

-  Have you always wondered how people come up with the most amazing designs?

OR

-  Do you have all these awesome ideas but just cannot seem to put them on paper?  

OR 

- Maybe you are tired of copying people's designs and want to come up with yours so people can patronize your work.  

OR worse...

- Your tailors keep wrecking your ideas because no matter how much you "explain" it to them, they just cannot seem to get it?!

OR

-  You keep getting cut out of the final shortlist of candidates in that fashion competition because your fashion sketches were not up to par.

If you fall into any of these categories (and trust me, the list is even longer than this), then this Course is for you!  This Course focuses on the real ART of fashion design!  Yes!  This is where the work really is!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Be Creative this Month @ Martwayne! Learn Textile Design, Corsetry, Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer Aided Design coming up this month!

Yes yes!  February is always a FAB month indeed!  Valentine's day, my birthday :-D and of course the birth of new courses @ Martwayne!  After spending the whole of January planning and planning, I can safely say we are good to go on the following courses coming up:

Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer Aided Design 


Yes we finally have a date! :-D  28th February & 4 March, 2017 and we have weekday and weekend options available.  

The Fashion Illustration portion of this starts on 7 March 2017 for the weekday option.


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Short Course in Textile Design


Our brand spanking new course which teaches BOTH manual and digital textile design techniques!  Oh you really want to be a part of this one, trust me!  It comes up on the 7th (weekday) & 11th (weekend option) of March 2016.


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Short Course in Corsetry


 Bridalwear & Eveningwear designers, this is one treat for you!  We are teaching proper corsetry this month!  You will be mighty pleased! It comes up on the 7 March, 2017  and only the weekday option is available for now.:-D


The great thing about these Courses is you can register for more than one! So if you are interested in Textile Design & Fashion Illustration with CAD for example, you can register for the Textile Design on weekdays and the Fashion Illustration on weekends.  OR you can register for any of our Sewing Courses (click here for details) and still combine it with any of these courses since they happen on different days.  It is that simple!  :-D