Day 3 was amazing, we were hit with the unexpected as almost every designer seemed dedicated to bringing their A- Game. We saw the good, the incredible and the downright fantastic.
I AM ISIGO
Bubu Ogisi needs to start giving classes, in our opinion, because she schooled everyone at fashion week! We couldn’t stop applauding and screaming with delight. Her ‘TABOO’ collection was perfectly executed. Inspired by the Fulani tribe of Niger, the designer gave us a show that was edgy, modern, luxurious and exciting. From the perfect tailoring to the Fulani-inspired make-up and finale, this collection was the gift that just kept giving!
Kiki Kamanu put on a spectacular show. We absolutely loved it. From starting off with a bold #BringBackOurGirls statement, to the models eating chips as they sashayed down the runway, to the designer herself giving us pure sass as she strut her stuff on the catwalk, to the asymmetrical hemlines she favoured, we definitely won’t be forgetting this collection in a hurry.
We’ve developed a fondness for Re Bahia’s minimal tones, elegance and flawless execution. When we’re talking colors and Nigerian fashion, she completely owns white. The artwork and digital prints illustrated by Nigerian graphic designers Ec Okoigun & Emmanuel Ogabi and artist Yasser were the highlights of the collection. If you ask, the illustrated tops and tiered ruffle dress would definitely go into our wardrobes.
Republic of Foreigner (ROF)
We’re steadfast in our loyalty to ROF, they’ve had our hearts since forever. Before you see it, you know you’ll get a collection that’s as comfortable as it’s stylish. In light of Their Candy plantation collection, vibrant prints and colors ruled. It was appealing, interesting and the kind of pieces we want to buy.
Orange Culture has perfected the art of androgynous fashion. We were coveting so many pieces and thinking of ways to incorporate them into our wardrobe. We particularly love the belted look. Who knew men could look so good?! In Edwin’s words, “Orange Culture is pushing a collection high in color and definition with a bias for crop sweaters, It shouldn’t work but it does. It does!”
Lisa Folawiyo exhibited exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail in her SS’15 collection. She incorporated perfect movement and print coordination with luxurious fabrics to create an undeniably classy collection we would love to live in. “Influenced by Folawiyo’s most favoured Ankara prints, the SS15 prints depict a new geometry, a realm of lines, squares and circles- all forming the base for a collection engirded by the idea of modernity.”