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

Ituen Basi

Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

Loza Maleombho

Loza Maleombho

Odio Mimonet

Odio Mimonet


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

Nkwo

Bridget Awosika

Bridget Awosika

Tiffany Amber

Tiffany Amber

Deola Sagoe

Deola Sagoe


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

Estaban Cortazar

Tokyo James

Tokyo James

Tzar

Tzar

Triple RRR

Triple RRR


Wearable art

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

Okunoren Twins

Okunoren Twins

Maison ARTC

Maison ARTC

MMuso Maxwell

MMuso Maxwell


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

UMI-1

Mai Atafo

Mai Atafo

Wuman Brand

Wuman Brand


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

Ituen Basi


Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

Nkwo

Nkwo


Photo Credits: Insignia Media