A lot of changes have been implemented to the Lagos Fashion and Design Week. Firstly, the name has been officially changed to Lagos Fashion Week Nigeria. Secondly, the event is a bit different from last year’s gallery-inspired walk-through. The event is bigger – a presentation – with models, at some point, walking in-between the audience, creating a heightened level of intimacy.
The Lagos Fashion Week A/W 2018/2019 presentation ran from 23rd to 25th of March 2018 at The Wings, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island.
The event saw some of Nigeria’s elite league of style enthusiasts in attendance from Stephanie Coker to Ozinna and her mother, Nkiru Anumudu.
Here’s a rundown of the designers at the event.
Earthy tones ruled at Gozel Green with hints of red. The thick fabrics depicted the intention behind the presentation. Gozel Green in true form played with silhouettes. Stringed finishes and strategically place layered fabrics.
Mo Agusto‘s collection consisted of silk fabrics as daywear, patches and sheer.
IAMISIGO showed a rather innovative collection that took familiar shapes into new dimensions. Denim patches and boxy silhouettes, stringed finishes and a good combination of colours.
Orange Culture is hellbent on creating a cultural shift with beautifully made pieces put together to create a modern effect which was also perceived in Kenneth Ize‘s exuberant collection.
Style Temple stayed true to her aesthetics with a combination of structure and fluidity.
Sisiano surprised with an elevated take on his usual style and Re giving a new take clean lines.
Maxivive opened the show with strong designs and an incredible presentation. Sunny Rose stuck with familiar shapes and colours.
Emmy Kasbit is becoming a force. Showing a collection with depth and an understanding of the thin line between art and commerce. Onalaja closed the show in all-black mostly evening clothes.