Monday, November 18, 2013

Designers to watch out from the Lagos fashion week

wow, lagos is at it again and these are favorite designers to watch out for.
Omoyemi Akerele, founder of LFDW and Style House Files, a creative agency focused on African fashion. Akerele has been at the helm of bringing Lagos to the global stage. Says Akerele, “The LFDW platform provides opportunities for both young and established designers.”
One of LFDW’s most exciting young designers, Maki Osakwe, revealed her Maki Oh spring/summer 2014 collection in her hometown, after a critically acclaimed showing at New York Fashion Week. She uses traditional adire printing—an indigo tie-dye technique from southwestern Nigeria—on sassy fringe aprons and sleek secretary pencil skirts. It’s a statement on the ever-shifting roles of African women in a rapidly modernizing society. All of Maki Oh’s prints are homegrown in Nigeria, a major trend among designers at LFDW
 Maki Oh is a commentary on women’s constantly shifting roles in society, drawing on themes of “emotion, intuition, sex, and fashion.” Notes from her spring/summer 2014 collection, called Iya-Ile, read like a poem.

 Lisa Folawiyo was at the forefront of bringing Ankara fabrics into the luxury market. Her signatures are wearable, feminine silhouettes, luxe fabrics, and eclectic prints.
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1 comment:

JustPorsh said...

Nigerian designers are delivering high fashion!
Super proud of them all!