The best part of every fashion event for all fashion season is the runway pieces. (I am practically useless as soon as the runway starts). There were so many amazing collections from creative designers at Lagos Fashion and design week 2018. It is the biggest fashion show in West Africa in collaboration with Heineken. The runway was literally on fire with a collection that draws inspiration from the Western world as well as purely Afrocentric collections.
This year’s event is my first time seeing the runway pieces from Lagos fashion and design week up-close. My blog was given a press pass to cover the runway for the 3-day event. There were so many celebrities on the front row. Celebrities like Somkele, Rita Dominic, Akin Faminu, Denola Grey the host of this year runway & Sonia Irabo among others. Sonia labor was the first designer to show her “Dew Collection” in collaboration with other designs as a fight against mental health disease. The collections feature bright colorful summer prints that speak color to life itself. Denola Grey, a fashion blogger rocked stylish looks with tinted his grey according to his brand name.
The runway pieces by designers were breathtaking &well crafted sartorial collections. There about 50 designers for the 3-day runway show namely Orange culture, NACK, Maiatafo, Ugo monye, Fayrouz green access e.t.c to mention a few. My personal feedback for the team of Lagos fashion and design week runway show is that the better part of the show should start early. (The harassment from “Agbero” at night is not funny, well its a story for another day).
NACK & UGO MONYE
All the designs are amazing Comprising of contemporary as well as Afrocentric pieces. The designers who made a striking impression at the runway are NACK and Ugo monye. Ugo Monye stole the audience attention through captivating igbo perfomance as well as amazing pieces. His collections is well crafted sartorial designs for the modern Nigerian man. A stern lover of Afro-centric designs will be lost in his collections.
NACK creativity is something worth mentioning, especially his ability to play with his collections. Artsy, sporty and creative are the words that comes to mind with NACK runway pieces. I particularly like his infusion of athleisure trend into his runway collection. For me, NACK totally killed it on the runway.
The pieces from the runway at LaAfricashion week week 2018 were mad for every type of Individuals. For a chic, feminine silhoutte with royal look, Clan collection is the go to design. The designers were all amazing and all their collections stylish. This shows that designers are abreast with trends in fashion as shown in their collections.