Day 2 of the Lagos Fashion Week 2018 Runway Shows (Officially Day 3 of LFW 2018) featured Bloke FF, Demure by Denike FF, House of Kaya, DZYN, Moofa, Ugo Monye, Black Coffee, JZO, Maybelline, Mitzubuishi presents Sisiano, Sunny Rose, Style Temple, Rich Mnisi, Tongoro, Studio 189, Odio Mimonet, and Lisa Folawiyo. On this day, Yagazie Emezi, Afua Osei, Elohor Aisien were in the audience.
This male collection was filled with white and ash pieces giving a casual feel. The models had some white powdery make up on their heads and faces, and their feet were adorned with slippers. The collection features soft white patterns, durags, cropped tops and creative pockets.
DEMURE BY DENIKE
I particularly enjoyed some of the ingenious pieces from the Denike collection, especially the green jacket with layers of different colours, paired with shorts and a lovely head wrap.
HOUSE OF KAYAH
This was a Northern Nigerian inspired collection, with long dresses and fancy head coverings in both plain and patterned materials. It had a regal feel.
The DZYN collection was such a splash of colour. It was fun, playful and glamourous. My favourite was this nude layered dress.
Moofa was a myriad of colours and patterns, clad in both dramatic and simple designs. I particularly liked a tan dress, perfect for summer chilling or maybe a cocktail evening.
Ugo Money’s Clan of Men Collection was the quintessential buba and sokoto collection that was laced with originality, style, class and impeccable tailoring.
This was an array of dresses, from the simple to the fairly dramatic, with nudes, underdresses and layers, made from net, lace, beads and other material. It was colourful, yet chic.
The JZO Collection was a masculine collection with rich, solid colours and amazing patterns, which the models were with unmistakable confidence. The pieces had so much ingenuity to them, each very individual, experimental but mature.
SISIANO X MITSUBUISHI
The Sisiano x Mitsubuishi Collection, in celebration of the launch of the Mitsubuishi Eclipse Cross model, was bold in red, mustard and orange bottoms for both male and female on cream/white tops. Fringing laced this collection, and I loved every piece. There was also roushing and gigantic pleats forming the shape of an ‘X’, frills, bell bottoms, and of course, swag. Bt-dubs, see what Noble Igwe says about swag in this post. Sisano x Mitsubuishi was utter spice. Check out Sisiano’s collection from last year here:)
The Maureen Ikem presents Sunny Rose was a nice collection; it was of cream jumpsuits, with fringing that was just lovely. There were white and blue pieces, with fancy earpices on the models. Then came a lemon jumpsuit, with the model doing a yellow ear piece. There were ankara chiffon pieces in green patterns. I particularly enjoyed the model, Ndidi’s strut and her pig tails on this day and her dress.
There was a lot of ankara chiffon patterns with shimmer. The girls were in pigtails, some of which I liked:) There was also a super heroe-esque jumpsuit that was eye catching. There was also a yellow pop of colour with ankara chiffon. I noticed that the designer was very deliberate about the shoes of the models. They were orange, yellow, green, matching the outfits. The collection was then filled with more cream pieces.
There was a really nice cream dress with nude underlining and a fascinator that reminded me of old hollywood glamour. Aphrodija also performed a freestyle in a Maureen Ikem Sunny Rose outfit.
One highlight of this collection was seeing a pair of twin models who were giving me the Bella and Gigi Hadid vibe from the Oscar de la Renta show case at the New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2019 collection in September 2018.
Style Temple Collection had the models strutting with such soigné, sashaying in scarves and sunglasses, wearing lilac, mauve, powder blue white and brown pieces. This was a very feminine collection filled with authenticity in its jumpsuits, overcoats, dresses, skirts and blouses, not neglecting shimmer. This collection closed with an indian song.
My favourite pieces were an armless lilac jumpsuit paired with a metallic blue morning gown, a mauve overcoat dress and a white blouse paired with a tulle skirt.
The Rich Mnisi Collection at the Lagos Fashion Week 2018 had an uptown funk vibe. It featured bright colours and colour clocking, white shoes, fuschia stockings, sneakers, funky patterns and some swimwear. The collection also played with patterns.
The Tongoro Collection for Lagos Fashion Week 2018 was filled with Ashen coloured coat-like dresses, some green patterned jumpsuits. with the models getting in formation at the end of the collection, giving off a “Women are Not Playing’ vibe.
Studio 189 was a fun and authentic casual collection, with its bohemian/beach feel, with makosa/calypso music playing in the background. This collection is filled with adire, ankara chiffon and leaf patterns for shirts, cropped tops, pants, dresses and jumpsuits. The collection went a notch higher in patterns and the music climaxed to makosa proper. This collection reminded me that so much you can do with Ankara print.
Odio Mimonet’s collection showcase was like a theatre production, ECLECTIC and beautiful. The Mimonet collection electrified the atmosphere with a variety of materials, including chiffon, ankara, lace, net and many others to create individual canvasses for the models to step into. The pieces were innocent, virginal and had lot of layers, with some pieces accompanies with shiny headwraps.
Lisa Folawiyo did her magic pairing ankara fabrics, with each pair looking even more seamless than the year before. Check out Lisa’s collection from last year here.
I really like this yellow and purple piece, or is that mustard and purple?
I think this is my favourite piece. It is so proper, yet so hot:)
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The vibrancy of color and the eclectic use of pattern is stunning in these collections! I can’t decide which collection I like best.
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