Welcome to Fashion week season
It’s that time of the year that you have fashion week put together by different organizers takes center stage. We have 3 major fashion week series that hold every year. As it is customary, the Lagos Fashion Week proudly kicks off first; it showcases all the talented fashion designers the industry has to offer.
Yours truly was at this year’s Heineken Lagos Fashion Week which held at the prestigious Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos. Most importantly, I think it takes its rightful place as the foremost fashion show in Nigeria.
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About the Lagos Fashion week
Lagos Fashion Week is a fashion platform that has succeeded in showcasing new talents. Big talents are exported to the rest of the world.
Now, the world is keen on seeing what the fashion week has to offer every single year. Loads of people travel from far and wide to come and witness the true African fashion culture.
Firstly, this massive event has succeeded in bringing buyers, consumers, and the media together, in other words, it has helped to showcase collections of designers at the four (4) day event.
Secondly, as a leading fashion event in Africa, the event has led the way with initiatives that helped garner support for upcoming designers. Consequently, the yearly event has helped strengthen and develop the fashion industry.
Beyond the runway, the annual event provides a platform that has gradually re-positioned fashion in Nigeria. Similarly, the event has become a useful tool for commerce and creativity in Nigeria.
Activities at Lagos Fashion Week
The LFW has loads of activities ranging from runway shows to presentations featuring new season collections from designers. In addition, it has also become a power-packed event that showcased the following:
Fashion Focus Africa
This a talent discovery initiative that creates access to Fashion Fund, knowledge transfer, information exchange. It is a perfect platform for networking opportunities and access to big markets.
Fashion Business Series
This segment is designed to facilitate conversations between key players from the Nigerian and Pan African industries. As a result, there has been exchange of ideas, networking and development in the fashion industry.
This segment is purely about talent discovery. It has the vision to encourage designers to create social, economic and environmentally sustainable fashion brands
Visual Makers Fellowship
The visual makers fellowship is created to empower budding filmmakers and photographers with workshops and masterclasses. Click HERE for more details.
This year’s event had loads of talented designers and fashion stylists in attendance showcasing their beautiful designs. Similarly, there were a lot of foreign nationals eager to have a taste of African fashion.
If you are by any chance a fashion lover and you couldn’t make it down. Trust me, you missed a lot. It provided an amazing platform for networking and inspiration.
I worked mainly backstage which for me most of the real action went down. After that, I also found some time to peek at the runway real time. The makeup looks were all keyed by the super talented Bimpe Onakoya.
The official hair sponsor for the event was Darling Nigeria . They made it a point of duty to glam up the hair of all the models in attendance.
To sum it up, this year’s event was indeed top-notch. In other words, it was lit beyond measure.