The Heineken Lagos Fashion Week 2018

You know it’s Christmas time for fashion lovers when Fashion week is upon us !

The Lagos Fashion Week is a fashion platform that drives the African fashion industry; by bringing together buyers, consumers and the media to view the current collections of designers at a four day event in the fashion capital of Lagos, Nigeria.

In its 7th year, the event continues to drive initiatives that support, strengthen and develop the African fashion industry. This week highlights runway shows, a talent discovery initiative that creates funding access for the beneficiaries, business series which helps facilitates conversations among stakeholders in the industry and a retail space which provides access to shop the most fashionable pieces.

This year’s edition ran from the 24th – 27th of October 2018. The fashion shows are a major highlight of the event as designers showcase their new collections. I had some personal favorites and it’s only appropriate that I share them with you.

Ejiro Amos Tafari’s collection exhibited very lovely fabric. I especially loved the infusion of aso-oke prints, the one shoulder necklines and the sheer dresses.

Fruchè was edgy and adventurous with their stripes and native accessories. The feathered pieces were such a delight to the runway.

Style Temple blessed us with gorgeous silk, asymmetrical cuts and amazing finishing. Her pieces are so feminine and so versatile, I’m sure they weren’t made only for the runway.

DZYN dazzled in sequins, ruffles and elaborate styles. Their exaggerated sleeves and fun colours were such a delight to watch.

Black Coffee showed us very elaborate cuts and patterns. I was blown away by their edgy and structured sheer pieces.

CLAN obviously did not come to play. Their designs definitely had the stylish and elegant feminine in mind. They had pieces in lace and velvet, and dramatic head pieces to kill for.

Deola’s collection featured fabric in jacquard and taffeta. Her pieces were very feminine adorned with plunging necklines, ruffles and fringe. I especially loved the mini dresses and warm tones.

Mai Atafo’s traditional and military inspired collection exhibited very clean designs which gave off masculine vibes.

Sisiano’s collection was certainly a joy to watch. His pieces were so bold and feminine, infused with a lot of frills and bright colours.

Watching these designs come alive on the runway was all sorts of amazing for me.

Ever attended a fashion show before ? Did you attend this year’s edition of Lagos Fashion Week ? Who were your favorite designers ?! Let me know your thoughts in the comment section !

Photo credit : @the.alfe for bellanaija.com

See you soon,

With love,

Bee

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