I remember vividly taking in all the street style fashion last year when Arise Magazine Fashion Week made its highly anticipated debut in Lagos. There was an unspoken truth of “Playing it safe” on the red carpet, in the lobby and even backstage because God forbid you were taged as “Trying Too Hard”. This year however, I was confronted with a surprising and simultaneously refreshing variety of style from guests, fashion lovers, designers and backstage workers.
Not only were people pushing the envelop with fashion, they were brave enough to put their personal stamp on the latest trends by breaking fashion rules and styling themselves in what they felt most comfortable in. From ambitious colour blocking, minimalism at its most extreme to print mania this year’s street style will definetely give you an opinion of your own. While cutting edge street style is an acquired taste to most of us, you cannot deny the refreshing sense you get from rule breakers in fashion. Feast your eyes!