The 10 Best Moments from Lagos Fashion Week 2018

A recap of the memorable designs and raw talent showcased at this year’s Lagos Fashion Week.
What is Lagos without the energy?

In Africa’s most populated city, vigor and vibrancy are what cultivate the energy that keeps the city bustling and thriving, despite the efforts of NEPA. That very same energy was definitely present throughout this season’s fashion week shows. Afromodernism, theatrical showmanship, and celebrity appearances were some of the themes in many of the presentations, but never in lieu of genuine and raw design talent.

This curated collection of Africa’s finest designers managed to keep the audience attention on a rollercoaster ride of discerning moments throughout the ongoing parade of models and garments. To help digest these moments, I’ve put together my top 10 from the fashion rollercoaster that was Lagos Fashion Week 2018.

Take a look below.

TOKYO JAMES’ WOMENSWEAR DEBUT

DEOLA SAGOE + CLAN: THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER FASHION EMPIRE

Photo by Kola Oshalusi.
Photo by Kola Oshalusi.

DEOLA SAGOE + CLAN: THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER FASHION EMPIRE

Photo by Kola Oshalusi.

Deola Sagoe is a Lagos fashion legend in her own right, but like any real legend she has poured into a successor to follow in her steps. Even better that someone is her daughter Teni Sagoe. This season Deola and Teni showed their respective collections subsequently in a beautiful mother-daughter fashion moment. While Teni tapped into British high-life fashion with elegant cuts, and extravagant fascinators, her mother took to Nigerian high-life and made it higher—using aso oke with embellishments, laser cutting, and fringe-work in ways never done before. If aso oke is the reigning trend in Lagos, many would say, “Sagoe started it.”

SISIANO’S LAGOS ROMANCE

Photo by Kola Oshalusi.
Photo by Kola Oshalusi.
Photo by Kola Oshalusi.

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