TRENDS FROM LAGOS FASHION WEEK: TRIBAL INFLUENCE

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Lagos Fashion Week kicked off runway shows on a great note yesterday with amazing repertoires from fashion brands both new and recognized. A prevalent theme in last night’s presentations is a revamping of basic cultural ideas and monuments to create a modern appeal. The designers were clearly inspired by their roots and Nigerian heritage which they expertly channeled into show-stopping, ready-to-wear pieces.

FRUCHE

The Fruché collection featured structured silhouettes in muted colours mostly of gray and coral. Most of the pieces were intricately designed with glittering bead patterns reminiscent of the Edo culture. Accessories such as cultural head pieces, coral drop earrings, etc stood out in the trendy ensemble which included slit miniskirts, fitting gray dresses with coral cutoffs, feathers and lots of glitter.

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NACK APPAREL

Nack gave a well-grounded representation in Benin culture complete with themed cultural music in the background. The aesthetic was one of casual elegance and most models sported the recognizable Benin man’s walking stick. A n embroidery of the Oba was designed on the back each shirt in gold crystals. The collection also featured free-fitting dresses and blouses, embellished velvet jackets and trendy traditional caps.

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CYNTHIA ABILA

Cynthia Abila started off with a brief documentary on the value of the African woman and proceeded to pay a tribute with her lineup. Vibrant colors of green and orange were dominant in the collection which featured flowing silhouettes and fluid patterns. The very lovely collection consisted an array of cloth patterns to fit women of different shapes and sizes. The collection included swim wear, breezy summer dresses, flowy jackets and elaborate outfits.

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1Comment
  • Taniska C
    Posted at 17:35h, 27 October Reply

    Love the colors! Well done Lagos.

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