HERE ARE MY LAGOS FASHION & DESIGN WEEK (LFDW 2015) FAVORITES

Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2015 ended on Saturday (31st Oct) and I am still reeling from the hangover. Those Models, those Designers and oh, that Haute Couture? Who can get over that?

Elegance, Glamour, Sophistication. All these words are synonymous with ‘almost all’ the designers’ collections.                                                                           Collections boasting intricate embroidery, detailed beading, and even woven raffia cannot be wrong. And as if my mind wasn’t already in glam overload, the colour palettes sent me into a state closer to euphoria.           

Okay: But the simple fact is, not everyone can “love” everything equally, all of the time.

So, here are the LFDW Spring/Summer 2016 Pieces that caused me to say a small, inward “hurrah”. (In no particular order of course)

wpid-meena.pngwpid-meena1.pngwpid-meena2.pngwpid-meena3.jpg      MEENA                                                                                   The Nigerian label from Uju Offiah presented an imminently wearable LFDW collection that was at-once youthful, inventive and timeless. She got me with all those structures, layers and ruffles.

wpid-tiffany.pngwpid-tiffany1.pngwpid-tiffany2.pngwpid-tiffany3.png      TIFFANY AMBER                                                                   Tiffany’s collection was svelte. Smart, sexy modern. I love it!

wpid-sophie2.jpgwpid-sophie.pngwpid-sophie3.jpgwpid-sophie1.png      SOPHIE ZINGA                                                                   The Senegalese designer just took my breath… And don’t let me start with those cowries as buttons.. Fabric is exquisite!

wpid-p.o.c.png       P.O.C                                                                                       P.O.C brought his ‘A game’ on this one. He redefined the way kaftan is worn.

wpid-mai.pngwpid-20151101_121344.pngwpid-mai3.png       MAI ATAFO                                                                            Amazing! The collection also included womenswear. Prompting extra love from me. 

wpid-april.pngwpid-april1.png           APRIL BY KUNBI                                                                   This collection is so romantic and elegant!

wpid-toju.pngwpid-toju1.png      TOJU FUYEH                                                                          Toju brought her ‘hat game’ with the “beguile” collection. And her Audience were charmed indeed. “If you love those hats say “Aye”. “The Ayes have it”.

wpid-mc.pngwpid-mc1.pngwpid-mc2.jpgwpid-mc3.jpg       MC MEKA                                                                               Mc Meka presented a smart, balanced collection. And those sharply cut menswear pieces though. I say “Yes” “Yes” “Yes”. Although, those last two are from his previous collection. :p

wpid-vedel.png wpid-vedel1.pngwpid-vedel2.png                                    VEDEL                                                                                     I’ve got just a word “Beautiful”.

wpid-onwuchekwa.pngwpid-onwuchekwa1.pngwpid-onwuchekwa3.png  ONWUCHEKWA                                                                     Here we’ve got the perfect blend of fabrics and texture in one. Clean, different, edgy and fashion forward.

wpid-20151102_052235.pngwpid-moofa.png        MOOFA                                                                                    I loved Moofa’s breezy, colourful, fun collection.

wpid-wuman.png       WUMAN                                                                                  Beautiful pieces from Wuman. The hand-painting on those fabrics? One of those WOW moments. 

wpid-deji.png       DEJI ENIOLA                                                                          Aso oke and velvet jackets. Clean lines!

wpid-ade1.pngwpid-ade.png       ADE BAKARE                                                                         The Maasai inspired collection (Haute Couture). I’m obsessed with the shimmer.

wpid-20151101_123738.png       MO’ FARI                                                                                  This is a statement! The most beautiful statement.

wpid-josh.png       JOSH SAMUELS                                                                    Polka dots… Nice!

wpid-andrea.png                          ANDREA IYAMAH                                                                  It’s no wonder the Nigerian designer has a best-selling swimwear line in west Africa. (If not in Africa that is)

wpid-kenneth.png                           KENNETH IZE                                                                        “Let’s get back to the root”. Fringes!

wpid-akpos.png                         AKPOS OKUDU                                                                      Va-va-voom!

wpid-lanre.png                         LANRE DASILVA AJAYI                                                       Sleek!

My love for fashion once again was renewed. Thanks guys!

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