Ojy Okpe with Deola Sagoe & daughters
The Fall/Winter 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York kicked off on the 6th of February and goes on until the 13th February and is taking place at the home of fashion in New York- the Lincoln Centre.
During this time top designers will be showcasing their new season collections. Among them are some designers from Africa who have also travelled to the fashion capital to showcase their new season collections in this industry event that sees international media, buyers and fashion shapers and influencers.
One of such African designers that showcased her new season collection is Nigerian veteran designer Deola Sagoe who is celebrating her 25th year in the fashion industry. The Deola Sagoe has re-launched as ‘Deola’ and showcased at the New York Fashion Week yesterday, Sunday, February 9th 2014. The brand has shown in New York Fashion Week before; on this occasion however, the brand for the first time did so in a solo show.
The runway show was a retrospective on her journey to date.The show includeda ready-to-wear reinterpretations of a sampling of Deola’s Haute Couture work and celebrates her evolution to date, and looks forward to the next stage in that evolution.
In addition, there was a presentation from Clan- a brand Creatively Directed by Deola Sagoe’s daughters- Teni, Abah and Tiwa. The youthful and refreshing ready-to-wear house label wowed in New York.
Check Out Sneak Peek Backstage & Presentation Photos From Clan
Another African brand that took centre stage in New York is South African designer DavidTlale who also showcased yesterday. Renowned for his undeniable knack for showmanship and elaborate designs, Tlale’s work is both daring and dramatic—a brand that defies convention and a brand that impenitently employs unpredictable use and understanding of fabric, color and texture.
David Tlale has taken his work around the world, and partnered with a number of influential brands in South Africa. Since his catwalk debut in 2003, David Tlale has enjoyed outstanding exposure on both local and international catwalks, but his label goes beyond just fashion design. In 2008, one of his proudest moments included his appointment as an ambassador for the Change-4-Ever campaign, an initiative that aims to alleviate poverty in Southern Africa.
Watch Video From David Tlale’s Fall 2014 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
We also spotted Models Oluchi Orlandi, Millen Magese, Fashion Stylist Remi Fagbohun, Photographer/Producer Remi Adetiba and other Nigerian fashion enthusiast at the shows such as Funmi Alaiyemola and many more! Check out fun photos…
Full show report and coverage coming up soon, please check back!
Photo & Video Credits: Instagram |Youtube/Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
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