Arise Fashion Week Roundup

Arise Fashion Week 2019 held their 6th edition in Lagos last week and didn't not disappoint as designers from across the globe turned out to showcase their new collections. Famous faces like Naomi Campbell and Liya Kebede took to the runway and there were even star-studded performances from Wizkid and Wande Cole.

Check out our guide to the key trends and our favourite looks from the 3 day show.

PRINT MASH-UP

When it comes to the love of prints, more is most certainly more.  Designs on the runway were a symphony of colour, pattern and form.  All traditional rules were broken, and we approve this brave, bold and beautiful new world.

Ituen Basi   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Ituen Basi

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Lanre Da Silva Ajayi   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Loza Maleombho   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Loza Maleombho

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Odio Mimonet   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Odio Mimonet

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA


One colour fits all

At the opposite end of the spectrum, past the monochromatic efforts, it was drama in a solid colour where texture and composition did all the talking.

Nkwo   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Nkwo

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Bridget Awosika   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Bridget Awosika

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Tiffany Amber   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Tiffany Amber

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Deola Sagoe   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Deola Sagoe

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA


LE SMOKING

Had the smoking jacket been given the chance to evolve, before health and safety made it redundant, these offering would without a doubt be the classy descendants.

Estaban Cortazar   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Estaban Cortazar

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Tokyo James   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Tokyo James

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Tzar   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Tzar

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Triple RRR   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Triple RRR

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA


Wearable art

Fashion and art get along famously in these gorgeous conversation starter pieces.

Okunoren Twins   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Okunoren Twins

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Maison ARTC   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Maison ARTC

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

MMuso Maxwell   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

MMuso Maxwell

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA


Tailoring for Him and Her

When androgyny has been executed to perfection the results are exquisite, covetable pieces that can be enjoyed by all.

UMI-1   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

UMI-1

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Mai Atafo   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Mai Atafo

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Wuman Brand   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Wuman Brand

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA


honourable mention

 A few of our favourites included Ituen Basi’s humorous t-shirt “Dear George, I am not doing again, LDA’s drama, originality and femininity - just the way we love our evening wear, and it was all in the execution for Nkwo.

Ituen Basi   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Ituen Basi

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA


Lanre Da Silva Ajayi   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Nkwo   Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA

Nkwo

Credit: Kola Oshalusi for INSIGNA MEDIA