Show Reports: Heineken Lagos Fashion Week 2019 Day 1 — Ili Nigeria

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Lagos, the city of art, creativity and excellence, kicked off this year’s edition of Lagos Fashion Week on October 24th at the Federal Palace Hotel, and per usual fashion designers and fashion, lovers brought their A-game.

For day one, the show began with Orange Culture and ended with Tokyo James. Other top designers, like Yutee RoneDZYN, and Eki Silk also presented along with emerging designers such as BlokeWuman and Jermaine Bleu.

Emerging designer, Ili Nigeria was the centre of attention yesterday as the creative director showcased a collection inspired by the Pan-Africanism movement. The SS20 offering infuses several African traditional elements such as colours of the1897 Ethiopian flag, Adinkra symbols of Ghanian origin and handcrafted aso-oke from Lagos, Nigeria.

“These elements combined with our classic silhouettes come together to show the sovereignty the eternal ruler(God) has over earth’s ruler(Man) who has authority to rule the earth and maintain nature’s natural beauty.” creative director Amali Curtis explains. BBNaija ex-housemate Ike Onyema also surprised guests by gracing/closing the runway.

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Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna)

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