Lagos Fashion Week 2021 Day 4: Key Players & Newcomers threw it down

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If you thought Lagos Fashion Week Day 3 was enough to make your jaw drop, we strongly advise you to reconsider!

The event began with the fashion crowd posing for the cameras in their best outfits, and they totally brought their A-game. But we couldn’t wait to get inside the tent and see all of the designers who were lined up.

Gugu by Gugu kicked off the show with a short and precise collection of six looks. The collection included androgynous pieces such as corduroy dungarees and combat pants, as well as a colourful knit pairing that brightened the collection.

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Just like Adara featured different designers on day three, Sunlight also helped three designers in making their debut on the LFW runway. Africana, Twenty Six and Kwelaku did their take on African modern wear with mostly vibrant prints.

Cynthia Abila had the crowd shook with how well she executed her collection. Frilled pants, strong lapel detailing, aso oke suits and blazers with asymmetrical cuts were all seen in the Spring Summer ’22 collection. The colour progression from strong pinks to blues, yellow, and orange told a story in the collection.

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Fayrouz also collaborated with six different designers, including Fia, Desiree Iyama, Y’wande, Cute Saint, Kadiju, and Ohjie, who each presented three looks. They did have some interesting pieces on the runway.

Rick Dusi presented a neutral-toned unisex collection that we adore. The cropped blazer with the supermini matching skirt and the sexy red leather dress are our favourites. It’s smoking hot!

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Awa Meite first caught our attention with Beyonce’s ‘mood for ever’ but she definitely followed through with a tribal collection comprised of white, blue, adire, and wool fabrics. The collection was definitely in sync with the mood of the song.

Lush, one of the show’s sponsors, piqued our interest with a cute presentation of gorgeous African hairstyles while the models (of various ages and sizes) walked down the runway in pretty pink dresses. Their ambassador, Derenle Edun closed the show with his captivating energy.

Adama Paris, Nkwo and Tsemaye Binitie dominated the runway with modern twists to contemporary African designs. We saw the use of embroidery, sheer agbada, textured fringe, and deconstructed aso oke pieces.

Odio Mimonet reassured us that she has perfected the art of combining elegant pieces with streetwear silhouettes. Feathers, shiny fabrics, and sheer details accentuated the elegant pieces. Surprisingly, the majority of the pieces are easy to wear.

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Emmy Kasbit and Ejiro Amos Tafiri were the final two designers to present their collections, and it was well worth the wait to see them close the show. Emmy’s modern African military collection included chic menswear (you read that correctly!).

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Ejiro presented a cohesive edgy and spirited collection that the Lagos fashion crowd will be talking about for a long time.