Vlisco launched the Vlisco& Co Initiative as a cultural evening that brings together young local creative talents who interpret their own vision of Vlisco designs.With the explosion of young Nigerian designers and creative in the global fashion industry, and Nigeria as a central point for major fashion trends and influence, it’s no surprise that this year’s theme for Vlisco & Co focuses on the city of Lagos as a key fashion influence. This third edition, which held in Lagos featured a fashion film, presentation and a panel discussion with notable names.




The event as announced here took place on the 18th of July in Lagos and with many prominent individuals in attendance, proved to be a successful evening of fashion and funfare. The fashion documentary film by Dafe Oboro featured collections by Abiola and Maxivive.

Dafe Oboro’s film titled, ‘A Beautiful Struggle’ shows his own perspective on the beauty of the streets of his home city, Lagos. The film is a fashionable portrait following a small town man’s pursuit of stardom against a vibrant, psychedelic backdrop of Lagos city where music is his passion.

Dafe is accompanied by Abiola Olusola, who returns with Vlisco&Co for a second time and whose brand expresses above all, women empowerment and Papa Oyeyemi, who joins Vlisco&co for the first time with his own daring fashion statements.



“The streets of lagos are full of vibrantly dresssed women, in layers of fabrics and in such intricately detailed styles even when performing mundane tasks like weaving a friends hair. Despite the hardships of Lagos, Lagos women will always be best dressed.” -Abiola Olusola



Abiodun Odusola

Creative Writer. Nature's Muse.

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