The who’s who of Africa’s fashion industry came together for an exciting showcase of the continent’s diverse and eclectic fashion-forward style at Lagos Fashion Week in Nigeria.
The four-day fashion event, which happened from the 24 to the 27 of October was founded in 2011 by Omoyemi Akerele and has continued to grow with each year. It brings together designers, buyers, celebrities, influencers and everyday fashion lovers who want to see what Africa’s fashion scene has to offer.
Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Paolo Sisiano, Nigerian Articulate Culture Kullection (NACK), MaXhosa, Rich Mnisi, Deola Sagoe, Moofa Designs and Style Temple are some of the designers that showcased a blend of vibrant, chic and colourful collections.
Menswear designer Tokyo James, debuted his first womenswear collection. The collection has chic and edgy pieces with over the top accessories.
While the use of the traditional aso oke fabric has become a big trend among womenswear designers in Lagos, it hasn’t quite taken off with menswear. Emmy Okoro’s collection however perfectly tailored it for the modern man.
To compliment their collections, some of the designers such as Style Temple and NACK kept the hairdos simple yet elegant, with models strutting down the runway in natural and relaxed looks.
Here are some of our favourite looks that we spotted on the runway. .