Martwayne | Power Through Fashion

Thursday, May 24, 2018

New Instagram Post @martwayne May 24, 2018 at 11:24AM

'Most solopreneurs think that doing the actual work in their business is what brings in the money. However consider the fact that the highest paid person in every organization or project, does the least amount of OPERATIONAL work.Think!' - Deji Agboade So I mentioned in my last post that I attended a Growth workshop organized by @bpi_advisory on Saturday and it was ah-mazing! Honestly?! There are enough quiet people doing BIG things! And the same person behind the Growth Workshop @dejiagboade will be discussing this very topic this evening. . . Designers! If you have not joined the Designers Resource Hub, you have to! It promises to be fab! . . 9PM | Today Thursday | Designers Resource Hub Facebook Group! Don"t miss it! . . #martwayne #powerthroughfashion #designersresourcehub #fashion #business #changingminds #changingmindsets #designersconnect #instablog #linkedin #pinterest Posted via Instagram May 24, 2018 at 11:24AM

The closer you are to operations, the poorer you become.

'Most solopreneurs think that doing the actual work in their business is what brings in the money. However consider the fact that the highest paid person in every organization or project, does the least amount of OPERATIONAL work.Think!' - Deji Agboade

So I mentioned in my last post that I attended a Growth workshop organized by @bpi_advisory on Saturday and it was ah-mazing! Honestly?! There are enough quiet people doing BIG things! And the same person behind the Growth Workshop @dejiagboade will be discussing this very topic this evening.

If you have not joined the Designers Resource Hub, you have to! It promises to be fab!

9PM | Today Thursday 24 May | Designers Resource Hub Facebook Group! 

Don't miss it!  And invite other designers!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Don't just dream...

New week! New goals!  New conversations! New dreams!

I spent this weekend in 2 amazing learning workshops where I gained new insights into how businesses work and these courses gave me a whole new view of how to achieve what I thought was unachievable.

Sometimes we believe our dreams are beyond our reach when all it takes is for one person to point you in the right direction.  Never think your dream is beyond achievable. Let us help you achieve your dream of becoming a fashion designer. We have amazing courses coming up.  

Whether you are a beginner or can already sew, a busy professional or simply in between jobs, let us help you become the designer you were destined to be.  We run weekday and weekend fashion courses perfect for your lifestyle. 

If you love fashion, then you should learn fashion!  And don't let anyone talk you out of it either!  You want it?!  Then go for it!

Check out our upcoming courses:
Sewing Course

Creative & Fashion Illustration Course

 Bridalwear Course

 Finishing Course

Join us @ Martwayne!  It will be the best investment you ever made.  Here is just one of our testimonials...

Want to have the same experience?  Then simply click on this link to know more...

Have a great week ahead!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

New Instagram Post @martwayne May 12, 2018 at 10:54AM

Or chat me up on Whatsapp on 0809 787 6075. Strictly for those who teach only menswear please. Thank you so much! #martwayne #powerthroughfashion #fashion #menswear #instablog #linkedin #pinterest Posted via Instagram May 12, 2018 at 10:54AM

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Bridalwear Masterclass, Fashion Illustration & CAD Course, Sewing Courses & many more coming up @ Martwayne

Ok so these are the larger flyers of the upcoming fashion courses at Martwayne. I plan to still run a post on each of the Courses.  But here is a summary of all the Courses, in order of dates along with their fees and duration.

Foundation Course in Fashion Design

We have now restructured our Fashion Course into just 2 stages:  Beginners Stage & Advanced Stage. Our new system starts 21 May, 2018 for the Beginners and 4 June, 2018 for the Advanced.  Truth be told, those who do not want to wait for the new system have already registered for the new system so you really do not have to wait till the 21st or 4th of June.

Classes will now be on Mondays to Thursdays from 10am - 4pm.  The Beginners Stage lasts 3 months and the Advanced Stage lasts 6 months.

Course Fees are as follows:

For Beginners who have no prior knowledge:

Beginners Stage is N250,000 and the Advanced Stage is N280,000.  There is an extra N20,000 refundable caution fee which covers damages and unnecessary extensions to the Course.

For practising designers who can already sew but want to enhance their skills:

You can register for the Advanced Stage and this costs N385,000.  There is also the extra N20,000 refundable caution fee which covers damages and unnecessary extensions to the Course.

The fees cover all our sewing modules, creative modules and fashion business modules as well.

Fees can be paid in 2 instalments, 70% and 30%.

We have a weekday option and a weekend option.

Creative Course: 
Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer Aided Design

Our popular 3-in-1 creative course is back!  It comes up 31 May (weekday option) and 2 June (weekend option).   The 3 modules are:

-  Concept Development & Portfolio Presentation (How to Develop a Fashion Collection from Scratch)
-  Manual Fashion Illustration
-  Digital Fashion Illustration

The fees are N90,000 but participants need their tablets and/or smartphones for the digital class.  It needs to be IOS or Android-enabled.

Course lasts 8 weeks for both the weekday and the weekend option.  Weekday classes are from 10am - 2pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays and 10am - 6pm on weekends.

Sewing Techniques for Perfect Finishing - An Online Course

Yes! This Course will also feature the launch of our online platform which has been in the works for ages!  We developed this Course for those who wanted to perfect their finishing without necessarily signing up for any of our major courses, and of course, for those outside Lagos.  It will be launched on June 12 and the fees will cost N10,000.

Bridalwear Masterclass

And this is a Course that is looooong overdue!  We finally decided to create one due to the HUGE demand for this Course.  We decided to also partner with other experts in their field to run a major Master Class which makes it a combination of literally 5 or 6 separate courses in 1 - and the list keeps increasing!  

It includes the following courses:

-   Tambour Beading; 
-   Corsetry; 
-   Advanced Pattern Making Techniques for High Fashion & Couture;
-  Manual and Digital Fashion Illustration strictly for Bridalwear, and so much more as I keep adding to the Course content!  

It is an extremely intensive Course and it starts on the 25th of June so participants have enough time to plan and save up for it.

The fees cost N350,000 and will last for 8 weeks.  Days are Mondays to Thursdays from 10am - 4pm.

Fees can also be paid for in 2 instalments: 70% and 30%.  Trust me, this will be well worth it!  It is a packed course!

Okies!!! So far this is it! We are still working on more courses and our hybrid system (part in-house and part-online) so will keep you posted. 

We also have accommodation available for our participants from outside Lagos for an extra fee so don't worry, you are sorted.

Venue of the Courses is, of course, our Training Center located at 8, Sholeye Crescent, off Ayinde Giwa Street, off Alhaji Masha Road, Surulere, Lagos.

If you have questions and would like us to call you, simply fill the form and we will contact you asap!

OR you can contact us on: 

Telephone:  0818 395 8856

Chat to us on WhatsApp on 0809 787 6075 or simply by clicking this link

Chat to us on Instagram @martwayne 

Or e-mail for more details

Excellent!  Please forward to your friends and family or give someone a great gift!  We look forward to welcoming you all!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

True or false????

True or false??? . . #martwayne #powerthroughfashion #changingminds #changingmindsets #fashion #business #fashiondesigner #instablog #linkedin #pinterest Posted via Instagram May 09, 2018 at 09:34AM

Monday, May 7, 2018

Upcoming Fashion Courses @martwayne

Hello Good people!!! Happy Monday (in @lasisielenu 's voice lol! Dude cracks me up so much!!!) 

Anyway!!! Trust you had a FAB weekend! I am sure with all my previous posts, you're all probably wondering if we still run fashion courses @martwayne Yes we do!!! And we have been working behind the scenes, planning, restructuring, remodelling and basically churning out! It has been hectic BUT thankfully we have some dates sorted out now!!! 

So here is a collage of the courses coming up! Based on popular demand, we finally decided to create a Bridalwear Masterclass! Finally!!!!!!! And it will be packed because it is literally like 5 courses in 1! In fact all our courses are multiple courses in 1 anyway so everyone knows it is usually great value for money! 

Other courses in the collage are - our Beginners Course, our Intermediate Course (yes - we finally listened and merged our stages together), our favourite creative course The Design, Fashion Illustration and CAD course and a new brand spanking course Sewing Techniques for Perfect Finishing which will be strictly online. 

Not to worry, there will be a separate post on each one. Just thought to throw this out there first just to keep you posted! Watch this space! And have a GREAT week ahead! 


#martwayne #powerthroughfashion #fashion #passion #business #bridalwear #sewing #fashionillustration #instablog #pinterest #linkedin 

Posted via Instagram May 07, 2018 at 12:57PM

Saturday, May 5, 2018

New Instagram Video @martwayne posted May 05, 2018 at 11:40AM

Yes people!!!!! One of us @ #martwayne @esthercchuks is a contestant in Nigerian Queen 2018! Big Brother Naija has shown us I know you have what it takes. Please visit @thenigerianqueenorg Instagram page and like this video and tag others! Thank you so much 😘 . . Regrann from @thenigerianqueenorg - She can be the next Nigerian Queen 2018! Do you want to know more about her? Visit our website #roadtothenigerianqueen2018#10thEdition#biggestnightofbeauty2018 Video by @001photographyng - #regrann . . #martwayne #instablog #pinterest #linkedin via Instagram May 05, 2018 at 11:40AM

Monday, April 30, 2018

New Instagram Post @martwayne April 30, 2018 at 10:07AM

Try that positive thought every single day this week! Have a productive week ahead! #martwayne #powerthroughfashion #fashion #business #monday #motivation #newweek #newgoals #instablog #linkedin #pinterest Posted via Instagram April 30, 2018 at 10:07AM

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

At what point should you let go of a client's order?

We are always our greatest critics and fuss over every single bit of detail. The client doesn't even notice but you keep insisting there is a problem. Should you bring your Miss Perfectionist game on and still fix what your client feels is not broken without their knowledge or should you just let go? 

#martwayne #powerthroughfashion #changingmindsets #changingminds #foodforthought #fashion #design #creative #designersresourcehub #instablog #pinterest #linkedin Posted via Instagram April 25, 2018 at 09:33AM

Monday, April 23, 2018

Take 10 minutes out and be grateful. Works wonders for a new week!

Hello good people!!! Before we jump into the business of the week, take a minute to be thankful for what you achieved last week. You may have many things left undone and you are probably angry at yourself, your staff and where you currently are in your business.  

BUT in all the disappointments, there surely must be a blessing or a lesson you discovered. Leverage on that blessing, focus on that lesson and use that to plan your new week. I'll give you an example. 

I discovered we had so much work left undone last week and was really angry at the speed of production. It must be really tough to see the blessing in that with all the deadlines looming but tried to. 

Through it all, I realized that I should be grateful that we had a committed team and we still had time to make amends.

Lesson learnt, get to work early, sit with the production crew and literally plan each step of the process with proper achievable deadlines as against ranting all the time about how they should know what to do.  

I am soooo looking forward to a productive week! Wishing you all the same! 

Image from 365 Gratitude App

#martwayne #powerthroughfashion #fashion #business #begrateful #attitudeofgratitude #monday #motivation #365gratitudeapp #instablog #pinterest #linkedin Posted via Instagram April 23, 2018 at 10:40AM

Thursday, April 19, 2018

When your client LOVES her clothing labels...

When a customer loves her order! Thank you so much @lemodclothing for trusting a complete stranger with your labels and your funds! . . Yes people!!! We have never met many of our clients but the feedback has always been the same! They LOVE their labels! . . We deal in only quality woven labels so order yours from us today! We are affordable and we deliver! Let us help you get you that bit closer to launching your clothing line! #martwayne #powerthroughfashion #labels #fashion #clothing #readytowear #testimonial #fashiondesign #fashiondesigner #instablog #pinterest #linkedin Posted via Instagram April 19, 2018 at 09:28AM

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

LOL!!!!! This is the BEST response ever when customers over-bargain your goods or services.

LMAO!!! Thanks for the tag @jullietmorgan People please respect people's art abeg! It came at a significant financial investment. | Regrann from @onobello -  This makeup artist Issa SAVAGE!!! Swipe to See 

#OnoBello #OBEntertainment #entertainment #laughs #justforlaughs #reallife #mua #beauty #experiences #trolling - #regrann  #instablog

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

How to create your own standard size for the African woman for your Ready to Wear Clothing Line.

I get this question a lot. How do you create standard sizes for the African woman seeing we don't usually fall into the typical UK size chart? . . Well here are my suggestions. I actually used one of these methods and it actually worked after some tweaking. Either method involves a lot of research as well. . . Method 1: If you already have a made to measure business, chances are you already have a lot of customers' measurements. Reach out to your customers to ask which sizes they buy in stores. Then group similar sizes together and run an average to get the measurements for each size. . . Method 2: Get fit models, one slim person and one plus size person. In my case, I used myself as a standard because no matter how big my hips were then (emphasis on then o), I always fit into a UK 10. So seeing I was a 'fleshy' 10, I graded up and down and tested the larger sizes on other people who also told me they were certain sizes. Based on feedback, I kept tweaking till I was comfortable. . . Note that I said you have to do a lot of reasearch. It's not something you can perfect in 1 day. But at the end of the day, you are the business owner. You can even decide to use Small, Medium and Large instead of numbers and state which measurements falls into which on your website. Pretty much all sites have that. . . And that's my tip for today. How about you? How did you come up with your sizing system? . . #martwayne #powerthroughfashion #fashion #readytowear #clothing #changingminds #changingmindsets #fashiondesign #retail #instablog #pinterest #linkedin Posted via Instagram April 17, 2018 at 08:32AM

Monday, April 16, 2018

Join our Facebook LIVE session today @ 9pm in the Designers Resource Hub Facebook Group.

Hello good people!!! Sorry for going AWOL on you!!! Working really hard on some new fashion courses coming up! . . BUT! Before then... Don't miss out on our LIVE video in the Facebook Group 9pm tomorrow. If you have not joined the Designers Resource Hub yet, you really should do so now! Click on link in bio to join us now! . . #martwayne #powerthroughfashion #designersresourcehub #facebook #group #live #video #collaboration #business #businessoffashion #instablog #linkedin #pinterest Posted via Instagram April 16, 2018 at 09:30PM

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

New Instagram Post @martwayne April 11, 2018 at 03:51PM

Vacancy alert! In fact many vacancies alert! If you are a machinist or a seamstress or a tailor searching for work, please inbox or ping me or chat to me on Whatsapp on 0809 787 6075. No payment for tests, transport fares or anything along those lines please. Thank you! #martwayne #powerthroughfashion #fashion #vacancy #job #jobalert #instablog Posted via Instagram April 11, 2018 at 03:51PM

Friday, April 6, 2018

Have you joined the Designers Resource Hub Facebook Group?

  • Ok people!!! The Facebook Group is up! Now we need you to join. 

    These are just some of the conversations up on Designers Resource Hub!  It's a level-playing field for everyone to ask questions, share knowledge, lament, share knowledge and gave an opinion. 

    In fact voting is still on for The Group's logos and it ends tomorrow! If you want a say, then join us! The battle is on between 2 logos so we need a clear winner!

    Everyone is welcome to join no matter where you are in the world! We have people from other countries as well and it's great! So what are you waiting for?! If you are a creative person, then you must join. And invite other creative people as well. It is open to everyone. So join the Designers Resource Hub on Facebook by clicking this link:

    We are waiting for you! Spread the word!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Bespoke vs Ready to Wear. New Instagram Post.

Just wondering... I know many designers around here hate sewing for people. It's too stressful, many are not willing to pay, the complaints are too much, etc etc etc are just a few of what I hear all the time.. So if you despise it so much and it makes you miserable, why do you keep doing it? Why not just stop it? #martwayne #powerthroughfashion #fashion #business #passion #changingminds #sewing #changingmindsets #instablog #pinterest #linkedin Posted via Instagram April 05, 2018 at 07:54AM

Monday, April 2, 2018

New Instagram Video @martwayne posted April 02, 2018 at 11:55AM

@gavinrajah 's Collection... Another really nice one! . . #martwayne #powerthroughfashion #fashion #passion #arisefashionweek2018 #styletemple #fashionshow #instafashion #runway #instablog #pinterest #linkedin #easter #easter2018 via Instagram April 02, 2018 at 11:55AM

New Instagram Video @martwayne posted April 02, 2018 at 11:33AM

Absolutely LOVED this one as well by WhatWeWear by Tiny Tempah I believe it was. Somehow I cannot find the Instagram handle. Loved the logo detail across the collection as well. Very clever. . . #martwayne #powerthroughfashion #fashion #passion #arisefashionweek2018 #styletemple #fashionshow #instafashion #runway #instablog #pinterest #linkedin #easter #easter2018 via Instagram April 02, 2018 at 11:33AM