5 DESIGNERS TO WATCH FROM LAGOS FASHION WEEK

Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) is four days of creativity, boldness, and fashion that started in 2011 by Omoyemi Akerele. It is held in Lagos, Nigeria, and the event not only brings together fashion designers, buyers, and press, across the African continent, but LFDW also holds master-classes that allow prominent figures in the fashion industry to give insights and advice to upcoming designers.

GERT JOHAN COETZEE 

A South African showing at Lagos Fashion Week, Gert Johan Coetzee gives us a new take on contemporary African evening wear.

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MAKI OH

As seen on Michelle Obama and Beyonce, Maki Oh is a Nigerian brand that fuses traditional African techniques with detailed contemporary construction.

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EMMY KASBIT

A contemporary womenswear and menswear brand made in Nigeria, Emmy Kasbit is challenging masculinity with his bright and intricate menswear at Lagos Fashion Week.

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ANDREA IYAHMAH

Usually specializing in swimwear, this is Andrea Iyahmah’s second ready to wear fashion show at Lagos Fashion Week.

Lagos Fashion WeekAndrea Iyahmah

IAMISIGO

Operating between Lagos, Accra, and Paris, IAMISIGO aims to channel an authentic minimalistic African aesthetic to the fashion industry.

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Mayowa Ige

Author: Mayowa Ige

Mayowa is an effervescent and passionate Nigerian fashionista bathed in SoCal sunshine. Often spotted with a striking purple lip and a fierce leather jacket, she is unapologetically honest and will tell you if your brows scream S.O.S. to leave you unabashedly on fleek. Follow her adventures @emirestudios

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