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Thoughts on The Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2016

"You can never be overdressed" - Oscar Wilde

The Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2016 just came to a close and although I didn't get the chance to attend, I experienced it vicariously via my Twitter and Instagram timelines.

I must say that I'm extremely impressed with the Nigerian Fashion Industry. It is amazing to watch the collective efforts (by Designers, Retailers, Models, Digital influencers and Bloggers) that has ultimately put Nigeria on the World fashion map.

I had my fill of fashion for the year by just watching and taking in the amazing outfits from enthusiasts who attended the four-day event and pieces from the various designers who showcased at the event.

It is safe to say that in fashion this season, we're looking forward to trends like; structured cut-outs, exaggerated hemlines, elaborate sleeves, ruffles, thigh-high slits and deconstructed necklines.

For colors, our palettes will range from pastels and neutrals (as shown by designers like Style Temple and Andrea Iyamah) through to dark hues like burgundy (as shown by Ejiro Amos Tafiri) and also bright hues (as shown by DZYN, Belois Couture etc).

In the fabric department, we're definitely going to be seeing a lot of velvets, lace, shiffon, sheer and intricate floral mostiffs.

I can't be the only one who is excited to see these trends on red carpets and the like. YES?!

This edition of the Lagos Fashion and Design Week also for the first time in Nigeria (and arguably, Africa) showcased curvy models who strutted the runway clad in pieces from brands like Tosfa, MaBello Clothier, Makiba, Aisha Abubakr and Assian. This is a very welcome innovation that buttresses the fact that beautiful doesn't translate to skinny.

In all, I'd say that the event was a success apart from a few glitches here and there, improper time management and the fact that they managed to set up VIP seats right on the runway. Who does that???

I decided to double this up as a style post. Especially because there are tons of pictures from the Fashion Week which I assume everyone has already seen. Okay, not really. I just wanted to show-off this Ankara set which I figure I would have made a cameo if I had attended the event.

Did you attend the Lagos Fashion and Design Week? Do share your experience with us in the comment section.

Until Next Time,
It's Tee


  1. they should feature u so that we can start taking them serious ooo

  2. Nice babe! I didn't attend it either but I tried to follow up. It was indeed great and ur outfit looks really good

  3. Nah i didn't attend but i watched it via instagram too, girl i love you. You choose the best prints.
    Love the shoes and you are a great tailor.

  4. Hey girl, great recap of the show and prediction of trends to expect. It sounds like you were actually there and yes the fashion industry in Nigeria just keeps blossoming. Love your set, you always kill it in Ankara. I can see the jacket being styled with Blue Jeans or a mini yellow skirt.

     Princess Audu 

  5. I didn't get go attend too but like you I was very impressed with the designers and the fact that curvy women moved the runway!

  6. Nice Write up and very nice piece you got there. would love to get the jacket.


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