Rounding up the last day of Lagos Fashion Week were four presentations which started quite late and with an exclusion of two not making it to the show (also disappointing). The lineup looked very promising and I was excited to see what these innovative designers would bring.
The motivation behind the Max Ivivie collection was a stylish critique and a keen investigation of race, class, sex, and sexuality. The models made it all more energizing to watch with their sensational presentation, evoking the impact of water and daylight to grasp the richness of lush textures.
Sunny Rose presented a collection with so much fun with coquettish silky subtle elements, transparency and wide lapels, streamlined pants and fringes appended at the hemline. This collection is one for every chic lady as you will discover pieces that work superbly fine with your body shape, expressing genuine femininity. The collection is inspired by a woman being self-aware of herself, making things possible.
Emmy Kasbit conveyed a great amount of class with his A/W 18 collection. Aso Oke, a fabric that was used quite a bit this season, was also a feature in the Emmy Kasbit collection. Clean lines, striped fabric with a great aesthetic, architectural cut allowed Emmy Kasbit paint the picture of a fashionably embraced man.
Onalaja delivered a power collection with all black ensembles from head to toe. Detailed with sequins, beads, feathers on it, Onalaja went even forward to introduce different couture techniques. This house presents a more contemporary brand and the hairdo and makeup fit in so well with each look. You wouldn’t expect an all black collection to be pulled off this way but yet, Onolaja did it.
Femi Akintilo|Ifeoluwa Aremu