Elle.com Shines Its Fashion Spotlight On 7 Nigerian Designers From #GTBLFDW

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There is just something about Nigerian’s being mentioned abroad –  and being mentioned and recognised for fashion on the international fashion scene isn’t a small feat.  Two weeks after the hugely successful #GTBLagos Fashion and Design Week, the fashion world is still thrilled by the spectacular offerings by some the designers who showcased.

At the #GTBLFDW, fashion lovers were exposed to the very best of fashion trends for spring/summer 2014. In this fashion spotlight feature by Elle.com’s (US site) Tanwi Nandini Islam and from being one of the attendees personally, I can tell you that every featured designer had an amazing collection, one that would make you want to instantly buy every single piece seen on the runway, and would make international buyers go all out for.

So the title ‘7 Designers to Watch From Lagos’ Emerging Fashion Scene’ couldn’t be more apt.

Yemi Akerele
OmoYemi Akerele (Founder of Lagos Fashion And Design Week -LFDW) and StyleHouse Files

In no particular order below are the names of designers featured in the article:

Brand: Orange Culture 

Orange Culture/Adebayo Oke-Lawal
Orange Culture/Adebayo Oke-Lawal

Adebayo Oke-Lawal still a new face in the industry showcased  on Day 2 at the #GTBLFDW – View Orange Culture’s Menswear Collection  here

Brand: Tsemaye Binitie

Tsemaye Binitie
Tsemaye Binitie

Tsemaye Binitie closed the show on Day 2 at the #GTBLFDW2013  – View Tsemaye Binitie’s Womenswear Collection  here.

Brand: Republic Of Foreigner (ROF)

ROF
ROF

The ROF sisters –  Carmen and Selina Sutherland showcased their simple and playful adire print collection on Day 2 at the #GTBLFDW2013  – View ROF’s Womenswear Collection  here.

Brand: Jewel By Lisa

Jewel By Lisa/Lisa Folawiyo
Jewel By Lisa/Lisa Folawiyo

Lisa Folawiyo closed the show on Day 4 at the #GTBLFDW2013  – View Jewel By Lisa’s Womenswear Collection  here.

Brand: Tiffany Amber

Tiffany Amber
Tiffany Amber

Folake Folarin-Coker now a vetran in the industry showcased on Day 3 at the #GTBLFDW2013  – View Tiffany Amber’s  Womenswear Collection  here

Brand: Samson Soboye

Samson Soboye
Samson Soboye

Samson Soboye opened the event on Day 1 at the #GTBLFDW2013 using mainly ankara in suits and mixing prints  – View Samson Soboye’s Menswear Collection  here.

Brand: Maki Oh

Maki Oh
Maki Oh

Maki Osakwe showcased her amazing hand pirnted collection on Day 4 at the #GTBLFDW2013   – View Maki Oh’s Womenswear Collection  here.

To view all the collections shown at the GTBLFDW2013, click here.

Do read the feature on Elle.com, its quite inspiring for upcoming designers and for established designers that Africa is slowly gaining ground fashionably.

As rightly said by Adebayo Oke-Lawal in the feature, “A lot of times, people have had to tell our stories for us. It’s time that Africa actually speaks for itself.”

Do Read more on the feature: 7 Designers to Watch from Lagos’ Emerging Fashion Scene – ELLE

All runway pictures: Kola Oshalusi(Insigna) for LFDW/Elle.com

Mayreejay

Mayreejay

Maryanne Alabi, popularly known as Mayreejay is a wardrobe consultant, CEO of her self named company "Maryanne Alabi". Deputy editor for Bloke mag, contributing Fashion editor for Y!Mag. Fierce lover of and everything Glamorous!! Follow me on twitter @mayreejay for fab fashion updates.

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