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Nigeria World Cup kit nominated for fashion award

POPULAR: The Super Eagles Nike World Cup Kit

NIGERIA'S WORLD Cup jersey was certainly a hit among supporters.

The Nigerian Nike kit sold out within minutes, and was seen on celebrities from Michael B. Jordan to Wizkid - and now the in demand clothing has been nominated for the Beazley Designs of the Year 2018, an annual award and exhibition run by London's Design Museum.

According to CNN, the 87 nominees - which includes the popular kit and Rihanna's Fenty Beauty line - span a total of six categories including products, transport, graphics, fashion, digital and architecture.

In addition to the Fenty Beauty line and Nigeria's 2018 World Cup kit, other Design of The Year nominees include bio-leather made from yeast, Sony's Aibo robotic dog, the new Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi, a video game that trains players to spot fake news, Palomo's gender-bending men's fashion line, the SpaceX Falcon rocket, and the world's first plastic-free shopping aisle.

The Guardian reports that the nominees were whittled down from 560 submissions. The museum said it was the most international list of contenders in the prize’s history.

The overall award winner, which is described as “revealing the most innovative designs of the last year,” will be announced on November 15, along with a winner for each of the aforementioned categories.

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