Category Archives: Show Reports

#HeinekenLFW18: Ruffles Meets Colour Blocking At DNA by Iconic Invanity’s Showcase

Neka Youth SS19 DNA by Iconic Invanity showed us that design runs in the family at the 2018 Heineken Lagos Fashion Week, presenting a fun and fearless collection and introducing their 9-year-old sister’s brand Neka Youth. For spring 2019 Destiny, one half of the duo showed graphic sheaths equally reminiscent of Zimbabwe’s Ndebele paintings and Piet Mondrian’s…

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#HeinekenLFW18: Lona McCreath Unveils Unisex Collection On The Kiko Romeo Runway

It was a new generation takeover as 22-year-old Lona McCreath debuted her SS19 collection for Kiki Romeo collection on the Day 1 of Lagos Fashion Week. Lona, who has apprenticed in her mother’s fashion business since birth, took center stage as she explored tie & dye and batik for their latest collection. Now co-designing with her mother,…

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#HeinekenLFW18: Kiki Kamanu Explores Gender Stereotypes For SS19

Kiki Kamanu SS19 For Kiki Kamanu showcase, the non-conforming designer took us through a sea of confident colours from warm, burnt orange, rich hues of olive to sunny daily yellow which the designer calls her ‘happy yellow’. Sharing that she drew inspiration from New York where she began her design career to continue the conversation…

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#HeinekenLFW18: Russell Solomon Reimagines Streetwear For SS19

Russell Solomon SS19 Russell Solomon made his runway debut at the Lagos Fashion Week this year. Setting one of the season’s biggest trends as his theme – the colour yellow, the emerging menswear designer reigned supreme with prints, stripes all in neutral tones and vibrant colours. The stunning collection can be described as urban meets…

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#HeinekenLFW18: Lagos Space Programme Debuts A Gender-Blurring Capsule Collection

Lagos Space Programme SS19 Following hot on the heels of ‘The Dew Collection’ by Betty Irabor, which kicked off this year’s fashion week, came the one we’ve all had our eyes on Lagos Space Programme. Creatively directed by Adeju Thompson, the relatively new label challenged our perception of menswear with Japanese silhouettes and gender-neutral identities…

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#HeinekenLFW18: Ladunni Lambo Unveiled An Elegant And Sexy Collection

Ladunni Lambo SS19 Ladunni Lambo truly went for elegance as she debuted a striking collection in a sea of blues and greys on the first day of Heineken Lagos Fashion Week. One striking thing about the pieces was the use of traditional cowrie detailing. The first model appeared wearing satin dresses before others came down…

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#HeinekenLFW18: Cycling Shorts And Cultural Motifs Are Hot For SS19 At Nack

The Nack V2.0 SS19 Nack, everyone’s favourite lifestyle brand revealed a stunning collection that left us all in awe on the first day of the 2018 Heineken Lagos Fashion Week. Titled the ‘The Nack V2.0 collection’, the presentation took place right after Fruche with Afrobeats star Wande Coal in the front row. At the center…

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#HeinekenLFW18: Fruché Pays Homage To The Benin Culture For SS19

Fruche SS19 Fruché debuted a new drop-dead-gorgeous feminine collection on the first day of the Heineken Lagos Fashion Week 2018. Presenting as the fifth designer, creative director Frank Aghuno brought all the trends for SS19 with his signature silhouettes while celebrating femininity throughout the collection. From polka dots to exaggerated sleeves, feathers, stripes, metallic Aso oke,…

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#HeinekenLFW18: Anyango Mpinga Presents A Country-Chic Collection For SS19

Anyango Mpinga SS19 Award-winning Kenyan designer Anyango Mpinga won hearts on the Day 1 of Heineken Lagos Fashion Week 2018 as she showcased her rave-worthy “Phonology” collection. Drawing inspiration from her spiritual life as a Bahá’í, her love for the arts, her travels, and rich multi-cultural heritage, the womenswear designer splashed the runway with laser-cut…

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#HeinekenLFW18: Cynthia Abila Clashed Elegant Silhouettes And Colorful Stripes For Her Runway Debut

Cynthia Abila SS19 Womenswear designer, Cynthia Abila, who was also one of the Fashion Focus Finalists, unveiled a stunning collection that explored modern silhouettes whilst still being very much rooted in the African culture. According to the creative director, the collection was inspired by the glamorous celebration of the dead in the riverine area of Nigeria.…

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