There is just something about Nigerian’s being mentioned abroad – and being mentioned and recognised for fashion on the international fashion scene isn’t a small feat. Two weeks after the hugely successful #GTBLagos Fashion and Design Week, the fashion world is still thrilled by the spectacular offerings by some the designers who showcased.
At the #GTBLFDW, fashion lovers were exposed to the very best of fashion trends for spring/summer 2014. In this fashion spotlight feature by Elle.com’s (US site) Tanwi Nandini Islam and from being one of the attendees personally, I can tell you that every featured designer had an amazing collection, one that would make you want to instantly buy every single piece seen on the runway, and would make international buyers go all out for.
So the title ‘7 Designers to Watch From Lagos’ Emerging Fashion Scene’ couldn’t be more apt.
In no particular order below are the names of designers featured in the article:
Brand: Orange Culture
Adebayo Oke-Lawal still a new face in the industry showcased on Day 2 at the #GTBLFDW – View Orange Culture’s Menswear Collection here
Brand: Tsemaye Binitie
Tsemaye Binitie closed the show on Day 2 at the #GTBLFDW2013 – View Tsemaye Binitie’s Womenswear Collection here.
Brand: Republic Of Foreigner (ROF)
The ROF sisters – Carmen and Selina Sutherland showcased their simple and playful adire print collection on Day 2 at the #GTBLFDW2013 – View ROF’s Womenswear Collection here.
Brand: Jewel By Lisa
Lisa Folawiyo closed the show on Day 4 at the #GTBLFDW2013 – View Jewel By Lisa’s Womenswear Collection here.
Brand: Tiffany Amber
Folake Folarin-Coker now a vetran in the industry showcased on Day 3 at the #GTBLFDW2013 – View Tiffany Amber’s Womenswear Collection here
Brand: Samson Soboye
Samson Soboye opened the event on Day 1 at the #GTBLFDW2013 using mainly ankara in suits and mixing prints – View Samson Soboye’s Menswear Collection here.
Brand: Maki Oh
Maki Osakwe showcased her amazing hand pirnted collection on Day 4 at the #GTBLFDW2013 – View Maki Oh’s Womenswear Collection here.
To view all the collections shown at the GTBLFDW2013, click here.
Do read the feature on Elle.com, its quite inspiring for upcoming designers and for established designers that Africa is slowly gaining ground fashionably.
As rightly said by Adebayo Oke-Lawal in the feature, “A lot of times, people have had to tell our stories for us. It’s time that Africa actually speaks for itself.”
Do Read more on the feature: 7 Designers to Watch from Lagos’ Emerging Fashion Scene – ELLE
All runway pictures: Kola Oshalusi(Insigna) for LFDW/Elle.com