Avalable at L’espace!
Warning: On day 3 and 4, I had no fancy camera so pictures of the runway have been taken using my trusty phone camera which is pretty good. Needless to say, some may be blurry and weird but I chose only images that showed and highlighted what I am talking about. Enjoy!
The Ituen Basi show was an introduction to her diffusion line, Ituen. This has to be the happiest show in LFDW as the models basically danced down the runway. I love Ituen Basi for her use of color and fun!I need me a piece sooooon!
Then it was Ade Bakare. Yawn.
Mai Atafo (or Uncle Mai as I call him) had the most entertaining show, hands down. He had a drummer for the menswear section which I thought was cool. The clothing are great. Mai has brought more creativity to his clothes which I love. The womenswear section reminded me of the traditional wear from Bayelsa (I think so, if I got the region wrong, please let me know). I loved it!
Wana Sambo’s collection was tribute to her father and she brought out two talking drummers to play an ode to him. This touched me and it showed that fashion is not just clothes. It’s a way for someone to express themselves and how they feel about the world. Wana used clothing to express her grief over her father’s passing. This is my favorite piece from her collection. So sexy!
Sophine Zinga’s collection was very minimalist and ladylike. Models walked to an amazing Disclosure song I have not stopped listening to (link)
The Okunoren Twins collection was dedicated to Reni Lagos, a fashion designer who died two years ago from cancer. She was well known for her work and even my mother knew off her. The show was a bit too long tho.
I’m not going to talk about the Lanre Da Silva collection (which was fantastic btw). I’m just annoyed at this #GoFootball and #GoFashion thing that she has been doing. It looks like a PR stunt. And PR stunts are not meant to be known that they are PR stunts. This argument got her a sit down on Moments with Mo! They advertised it in newspapers! They made it into a hashtag war! Really?
I just can’t.
Tiffany Amer closed out LFDW and I thought it was fitting. She has been in the industry for 15 years yo (see pictures) and she has done some amazing work. Here are two of my favorite pieces from the collection.