The 2017 GTBank Fashion Weekend kicked off on Saturday 11th November with a series of master classes, exhibition and runway shows in Lagos, Nigeria. The two-day fashion weekend came to a close yesterday, Saturday 12th November and some of Africa’s finest designers and some international designers showcased their vibrant and electrifying designs on the runway.
On Day 2 of the runway shows, African designer Mille Collines showcased its collection.
The mille collines journey began in Barcelona, Spain with Ines Cuatrecasas and Marc Oliver. Fashion designers by training, the two were eager to engage in something bold, creative, and adventurous. A 2008 trip to Rwanda and an introduction to Antoinette, a local dressmaker, ultimately led to Marc and Ines moving to Kigali where they developed their first collection in partnership with Antoinette. A year later, mille collines was born and soon grew into full-fledged fashion Atelier. Today, it is fully owned and operated by the Kigali team that helped build mille collines. In partnership with the Atelier and with a renewed focus on design and retail the mille collines ethos remains unchanged– blending the creativity, strength and culture of the African spirit with ever evolving global trends. The brand’s attention to detail and passion for telling beautiful stories will continue to shine through every mille collines product.
See runway collection below
Photo Credit- Elijah Cube
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