Fashion designers from the recently concluded MTN Lagos Design and Fashion Week 2011 have been featured on Vogue.co.uk-Britain’s fashion bible’s website.
The feature written by Robb Young -author of fast selling book “Power Dressing: First Ladies, Women Politicians & Fashion” and contributing journalist for the International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times and Vogue.co.uk, described collections of designers such as Odio Mimonet as “relaxed but ladylike”, that of Jewel by Lisa and Sunny Rose as “packaged their prints with a contemporary feminine flair”, Bridget Awosika as “a relief and revelation, in spite of stereotypes to the contrary, authentic African design doesn't have to rely on boundless passion or jubilant vibes as its sole source of inspiration. And it certainly doesn't have to culminate in that all-too-familiar aesthetic of loose-fitting vibrant patterns and boisterous prints”, Maki Oh as “subtlety and purity without losing its roots”, Kelechi Odu as “modern fashion from this part of the world that can be just as powerful when it whispers as when it roars”. Young continued by describing BubuIsigo and Xclamation as “delicate earthy tones” with Amede as “updated local tie-dyes”, Vintage Colette and Obsidian as making use of “clashing colours” and Grey as opting for “multicoloured latticework”
Young also made mention of Adebayo Oke-Lawal of the label Orange Culture, accessories designer Shem Paronelli and blogger Terence Sambo as “a crew of irreverent and utterly switched-on bright young things who are pushing Nigerian style well beyond the confines of the catwalk”.
For full article on Vogue.co.uk, click here.
For the full show report on MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week, click on the fashion tab at the top of this website