Doubtless the most highly anticipated show of Africa Fashion Week London 2012 was the gala show of 2012 and the most highly anticipated designer the UK-based Nigerian couturier Adebayo Jones.
Preparing to celebrate his 25 years in fashion and keen to give the AFWL audience a dazzling presequel, Adebayo had on offer brand new pieces reminiscent of liquid gold – all sequined, sparkly, and AJ-trademark glittery.
The designer’s motto “All that glitters is AJ” found perfect embodiment on the runway as piece after piece, models shimmied and shimmered their way down the catwalk. Except a few equally delectable designs in rich red, silver and black, it was clear with this collection closing the show in grand style at Africa Fashion Week London, Mr. Jones was going for gold.
Photography: Simon Kyne/Catwalk Capture