The MTN LAGOS FASHION WEEK is the brain child of fashion stylist and entrepreneur; Omoyemi Akerele. This initiative is a first of its kind in the Nigerian fashion industry as it not only has the necessary elements for a certified fashion week, it also serves as a means through which young designers and fashion entrepreneurs can empower themselves through business seminars, workshops, and mentoring schemes.
The MTN LAGOS FASHION WEEK kicked off with incredible exhibitions from participating designers and runway shows. Here are some of the participants and runway shows from Sunny Rose and Maki Oh.
ORANGE CULTURE STAND
MAI ATAFO AND THE LADY WHO WOULDN’T SPEAK
Forcing MAI ATAFO to speak to these English mannequins was serious fun! He was a good sport about it. That aside, myself and MAI loved this exhibition of English ladies dressed in vintage and having tea. Ahh, the things creative people come up with at fashion week.
ANITA QUANSHA JEWELLERY
Uber talented and cutting edge designer; Anita Quansha exhibited her phenomenal jewellery designs last night. Her pieces are outstanding, edgy and in a sense- thought provoking. She has been featured in magazine, ARISE editorials and Fashion weeks. As she a scheduled to hold a presentation this Saturday for the final leg of the show, I can’t help but reel in anticipation.
MAKE UP BY HOUSE OF TARA
SUNNY ROSE ON THE RUNWAY
Sunny Rose! Sunny Rose! Sunny Rose! After seeing her beautiful, rich, luxurious and exquisite collection yesterday the 360 team are officially fans! Her collection included a multitude of colours, textures, feminine cuts and tasseled bags that gleamed underneath the glaring runway lights. She showcased fashion design in an entirely different dimension. With so many pieces of hers gracing the runway, it seemed like she had prepared three different collections and merged them into one huge collection for fashion week.
Sunny Rose proved how hard any talented designer should work at perfecting their art. She is a bright young star and we cannot wait to see what next she has up her sleeve.
MAKI OH’S FABRIC MANIPULATION
To understand the craftsmanship in fabric manipulation is to understand the true beauty that is in the designs of cutting edge and though provoking designer; MAKI OH!
I remember her last collection vividly at the ARISE MAGAZINE FASHHION WEEK. She sewed tough bamboo sticks onto jersey and mesh fabrics. This ideology of hers was executed so meticulously and perfectly that it froze in my memory.
Making pretty dresses is one thing. Manipulating tough fabrics into behaving the way you want it to is an entirely different dimension of fashion design.