In the words of #lfdw reps, ‘Day 2 is upon us’ and fashion week got hotter, literally (We experienced a black out that lasted nearly 30minutes, the AC’s went off and beads of sweat started rolling down ). Nobody panicked, except maybe the organizers, it’s something we’re used to. Think about it, what’s Lagos without a blackout?
Front row gave an amazing view of the collections, we could almost reach out to touch the clothes and we count ourselves lucky. Our favorites doubled as the collections came in heavy doses of audacious, exciting, delightful and sensational.
Élan by Farouz
Team Élan took on the age old approach to art as kids with a couple of shift dresses that completely impressed us. We remember doing this, dipping our hands in paint and plastering them all over white cardboards…years later, it’s on the runway and we are totally and utterly obsessed. Theirs was a mix of art, colors and everything good.
We are Maki Oh aficionados, you can tell, right? Though we had seen most of the collection before in her ‘Virgin’ lookbook, we couldn’t curb our emotions. They were all over the place, whispering things like “I love this!” , “That’s what I’m talking about” , “Just look at those pleats” and “Those pants give me life!”. Maki understands, she gets IT…If we’re talking wearability, look at that black jumpsuit, the skirts, the maxi dress… If it’s detailing, the bows, layering and pleats got all the heads on front row nodding. Every woman deserves at least one piece from Maki Oh.
When you hear about something so much, then you finally see it and it’s just as good as what you heard…that made our hearts glow. ‘The new Kenneth Ize collection played a lot with texture. Coarse almost jute like striped linen cut into a reimagined danshiki, sleek white kaftans and grungy his and hers tunics that layer textures against each other for contrast.’- Edwin.
Sunny Rose was one of the standout collections of the night. First off, she had a lot of pieces, and the great looks just kept coming. Look after look, she served us and had us thinking “She’s not here to play games.” All the pieces came together as an entire collection, with a connecting thread of awesomeness that flowed from look to look. We enjoyed the entire journey.
McMeka’s collection is proof that there’s a lot you can do with menswear. ‘The prints were exciting and bold, audacious even. The choices were eclectic, especially the jazz inspired suit with painted trumpets and violins. His tailoring as sharp as ever and the fabric choices give a playfulness that McMeka didn’t have before. We see many art inclined people gravitating towards the new collection. ‘ – Edwin.
The adventures continued at day 3. Keep up with us, #followthebuyers on Instagram @l_espacebylpm and catch #fadexlespace fashion giveaways.
Image Credits: Kola Oshalusi