Splendor ruled the Pan African Annual Music Fashion Runway as they held their fourth edition on Thursday 29th at Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island.
The event which garnered a lot of celebrities began with presentation of the Game Changer Africa Acknowledgements award, hosted by Wofai Smauels, to recipients such as Kunle Afolayan and Lanre DaSilva Ajayi amongst others.
While the Music Fashion Runway, hosted by Ovo Ogufere and Lessi Vigboro Peters spotlighted designers from all over the continent who presented their awe-inspiring pieces for the new Spring/Summer season. Check them out below.
Kamsi TCharles made an impressive showcase using Ankara as the base fabric. Guests were treated to a bevvy of classic menswear designs, from jackets to blazers and coats. It was refreshing to see African prints and fabrics in a stunning display. See the collection below.
An Ade Bakare show is always exciting, as each collection always has something fresh to offer. While still keeping staple trends from last season, this collection focused on clashing prints while sporting A-line dresses and skirts. If you’re looking to slay at your 9-5, this one is for you. Reality TV star, Alex Asogwa opened the showcase wearing a virbant yellow kaftan with print detailing.
Looking to turn heads the next time you walk into a room? Well, Kunle Afolayan is your man. The filmmaker who casted BBNaija’s alex to oepn his showcase presented clashed prints with his urban collection. From his Ankara carrot pants to the striking kaftans, you’ll definitely be noticed in any one of their standout designs.
BIG BEN KILANI
Fast-rising menswear designer Ebenezer Kilani wowed the audienced with his skillful classic tailoring techniques. The power dressed looks were jam-packed with velvety blazers and long coats in striking African prints. Ebenezer’s use of these style elements effectively shaped exactly who the Big Ben Kilani man is: a man who is extremely bold and stylish, a bit edgy, absolutely unbothered, and definitely African.
Steve Ray’s presentation was one of the most dramatic one yet. As a couture designer, his collection was a delightful display of sultriness, color and pure skill over few deconstructed dresses, capes and swimwear. It was clear this carnival-like collection was a portrayal of himself as they fiercely moved with grace. The lovely designs were a truly a refreshing palate cleanser amidst other typical Nigerian fashion moments.
JUST A DESIGN
Using a vibrant colour palettes, this Gabonese designer brought excitement and flair into his swimwear collection, through striking cuts and bold blending of fabrics. The collection was given even more African feel, as the designer employed the use of Ankara.
This was definitely one of the most electrifying collection of the evening, with models in blazing contrast colours strutting the runway beside sequin and Ankara asymmetrical pieces. In theory the combinations might seem ludicrous, but Next Berries’ designs highlighted the beauty of being adventurous.
SHADOWS AND STYLE
Awestruck by the elegance in each and every piece, eyes were peeled to the runway, as the audience ardently followed the models strutting in Shadows and Style’s simplistic designs. Another Afrocentric collection of Indigenous label, there is a certainly a piece for everyone.
HOUSE OF NARI
House of Nari who struck the audience as he reimagined the Western Nigeria’s buba and shokoto. The designer sent unconventional pieces down the runway with standout print designs like Kimono shirts and tunics.
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