Day 4 of the glittering Lagos Fashion & Design Week was the last in the runway shows, and what a way to end a week of great creativity, fashion and style.
We were spoilt for choice in putting together our highlights on a day when the showcasing designers really pulled out all the stops with their innovation and creativity, a lot of them borrowing from traditional African influences but adding a contemporary edge we hadn’t seen at any of the other shows on such a consistent level.
The ever-evolving Nkwo combined the old and the new with upcycled denim and re-imagined traditional Yoruba-inspired silhouettes. Similarly Ade Bakare’s luscious luxury fabrics and elegant balloon sleeves, IAmIsigo’s bold colour sports luxe pieces included traditional frocks complete with cowrie shell detailing, and House of Kaya’s beautiful flowing robes all carried a unique, yet distinctive African flavour that was oh-so-refreshingly authentic! It’s not possible to state just how refreshing it was. The prolific designer Lanre da Silva Ajayi’s collection, with custom designed fabrics in gorgeous geometric prints on flattering feminine shapes that stayed true to her signature, was another success.
Congratulations to the organisers of LFDW, an event that’s proving to be a force to be reckoned with on the international fashion calendar.
Take a look at what made the cut, and see if you don’t fall in love – photos courtesy of Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week.