Category Archives: Show Reports

Friday late: The Rise of Afropolitans At The V&A Museum London

Held on the last Friday of every month, the Victoria & Albert’s (V&A) Museum London has a programme tagged ‘Friday Late’. These are events that explore contemporary ideas ranging across fashion, design, music, art and performance. The cutting edge events can include live performances, installations, workshops, debates, lectures, tours and temporary displays. On the 24th…

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A-Z Trend Report Part V

 ZEDEYE FROM UK  Design talent Ngozi Pere-Okorotie behind Zedeye showed the same collection she did at the Autumn/Winter 2011 London Fashion Week. The collection was made up of pieces of skirts, jumpsuits and coats with faux fur details at the bottoms and edges of the sleeves. This was certainly an edgy, chic and modern collection.…

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A-Z Trend Report Part IV

NIKKI KIRAN FROM NIGERIA We saw the usual at Nikki Khiran, prints with colours, floor Length pieces with lots of drapes, and asymmetric hemlines.     KIKI KAMANU FROM NIGERIA Kiki Kamanu is known for playing with colours and infusing cultures in her work. This was the same collection she showed at the Autumn/Winter 2011 London…

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A-Z Trend Report Part III

LAQUAN SMITH FROM US LaQuan Smith (LQS) is usually spotted wearing six-inch ChristainLouboutin heels, which got him noticed in the fashion industry. This ‘buzz boy’ started sewing clothes at the age of 13 when most boys where interested in football or video games. LQS debuted at the New York Fashion Week in February 2010 at…

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A-Z Trend Report Part II

AMINE BENDRIOUCH COUTURE & BS FROM MOROCCO This menswear designer’s style is tailored grunge. The collection consisted of tweed and cashmere in coats with hoodies, trousers and harem pants. The colours were black and brown with pink underlay, maroon, grey, blue, green and yellow. Our favourite part of it all were the suede shoes worn…

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A-Z Trend Report Part I

Arise Magazine Lagos Fashion Week 2011 is over but it has left an impression with the line-up of international models including Oluchi, Agbani, Ojy, Millen, Flavaiana, Sigail, Aminat, Georgie and Ajuma and Nigerian raising models including Chika, Isi, Uju, Kemi, Abiodun.  For three days we saw 50 designers showcase out of this world’s Nma…

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