TRENDS FROM LAGOS FASHION WEEK 2018: POP OF COLOR

At the just concluded Lagos Fashion Week, some of the designers went ahead to enact next year’s Summer/Spring season with a beautiful avalanche of colors. So far, color trends have taken two directions: a strong, vibrant palette, and subtle pastel hues on easy wear. This group of showcases spared no expense on their color combinations, giving us the full rainbow effect.

Global trends predict that the colors of 2018 include a pretty specific range of Lavender, Purple, Rapture Rose, Sky blue, Light green, Military Green, Milk White, Chocolate Brown, Yellow and Tomato Red. Our select designers seem to have received the memo and the good news is, nothing seems to be above board. Fashion this time has granted the license to mix, match and block and we’re totally here for it.

 

Orange Culture SS19

Pantone’s 2018 color of the year is Ultra Violet, a classic shade of purple chosen for political activism. Intentional or not,it also aptly captures the social theme for his collection. Purple was a dominant color in his showcase as well as his signature Orange. Other colors were thrown in the mix for a full glare effect. His collection featured varied pieces of multi color,bold accessories and word art.

 

Maxhosa by Laduma SS19

South African designer Laduma showed unique taste with his use of color and prints. His creative  knitwear collection featured an interplay of both vivid and subtle colors to create classy ensembles. The models accessorized with scarves, slingbags, elaborate earrings  and colored stockings.and the collection was entirely laid-back and understated in an appealing way.

 

 Rich Mnisi SS19

Rich Mnisi clearly experiments with a wide range of-everything! Patterns ranged from prints to plaid, from sheer fabrics to cotton to leather and bold and soft colors. Colored stockings completed the versatile looks. Puffy sleeves, cushioned collars, ruched hems and color blocking gave the runway a vintage vibe.

 

 

 

Sisiano SS19

Sisiano had said to expect colors and didn’t fail to deliver. In the usual style of fluid elegance, palazzo pants, dresses and fringed skirts were designed in color block patterns that added to the sensual appeal of the garments. A break from his monochromatic norm, he also opted for bold shades as opposed to his soft, pastel choices.

 

Imagery by Kola Oshalusi

 

Abiodun Odusola
abiodunodusola@ymail.com
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