With 24 hours left till this year’s edition of Lagos Fashion and Design Week, we can’t help but look back at 2013 and bring you our top 13 unforgttable runways. From Lanre Da Silva Ajayi to Mai Atafo, from Tiffany Amber celebrating 15 years in fashion this month to younger names such as Tsemaye Binitie and Re Bahia, check out out the collections we could not get enough at Lagos Fashion Design Week 2013.
Ghanaian designer took to the Lago Fashion Design Week 2013 runway on day 1 and set the bar with a collection which vibrant block colours with African print.
Also on Day 1 was Samson Soboye who brought to Lagos quirky London chic with clashing and matchy matchy prints in vibrant colours. Soboye is back this year on Day 1.
Wana Sambo brought her classic clean cuts in a palette of white and peach and we absolutely could not get enough of her collection. Wana Sambo will be showcasing on Day 4 of Lagos Fashion Design Week 2014.
Kola Kuddus showed us just how well denim, batik and colour orange go together with a delightful menswear collection on Day 1 of Lagos Fashion Design Week 2013.
We are huge fans of Orange Culture at FAB and this collection of breezy blues was no different. Garlands optional. Orange Culture is back this year on day 3 and we can’t wait to see what the label has in store for us.
House of Form and Function
Another beautiful menswear collection on Day 2 last year came from HOFF who sent on the runway a set of sheer tunics and shirts in sheer whites and delightful pastels.
Pristine whites, hot pinks and electric blues – Re Bahia served the hottest shades of Spring Summer 2014 in a chic and grown up collection on Day 2. Re Bahia will be showing on Day 3 this year.
London-based Nigerian designer Tsemaye Binitie delighted fashionistas in a collection which heavily featured a palette of white, black and blush in quirk skater skirt dresses, tailored trousers and more. Tsemaye will doubtless have another delightful collection for us this year on Day 3.
The designer showed off his skill designing for both men and women in vibrant block colours and floral pastels with a characteristically quirky runway show. This year Mai Atafo will be back on Day 4 fresh off his Africa Fashion International runway in Cape Town.
From fitted cute little midis to sexy floor-length gown, Iconic Invanity is the go-to designer for red carpet glam, and on day 3 of last year’s Lagos Fashion and Design Week, she showed us just why. Iconic Invanity is also back this year on dAY 3.
On Day 3 of Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2013, Folake Coker, who is celebrating 15 years in fashion this year, served some summer-worthy looks in flowing, flattering designs and a palette of vibrant shades. Tiffany Amber will be closing the show on Day 4.
Jewel by Lisa
Silk, print and flattering cuts are all synonymous with the Jewel by Lisa label and last year’s LFDW runway was no different. Definitely one runway we couldn’t get enough of on Day 4 of the fashion extravaganza. Christened Lisa Folawiyo this year, after the designer’s name, the label will be closing the show on Day 3.
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi
LDA brought the house down at the grand finale of Lagos Fashion Design Week 2013. We couldn’t get enough of her signature midi skirts, lace, and tropical prints. Lanre Da Silva Ajayi is back of course this year on Day 4.
Check out what this year’s schedule here.
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Photo Credits: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna)by