LAJA Runway: LFDW 2016

Lisa Folawiyo stays giving me life
Andrea Iyamah can adopt me now
Tears for this David Tlale (South Africa) dress
Aso Oke skirt from Ladunni Lambo (Nigeria),  LOVE
Onalaja (Nigeria) serving elegance
This Odio Mimonet (Nigeria) skirt tho
Omilua (Nigeria) taking mixing print to a new level
Classic Maki Oh (Nigeria)
Oh just another photo from Lisa Folawiyo’s collection
Lagos Fashion and Design Week just took place the last week of October for the span of 4 days. The showcase takes place annually to provide a platform for various African designers to showcase their talent. It was founded by Omoyemi Akerele, a lawyer turned fashion mogul and all round #StrongIntelligentWoman, in 2011. It’s been going strong ever since.
I’ll be sharing my favorite designs with you. At first glance, the common colour trends were black, lilacs, maroons, oranges and surprisingly, pale greens. Hands down my favorite collections was Lisa Folawiyo (Nigeria) here skills in elegantly mixing ankara never seize to amaze me. Andrea Iyamah attention to details and cuts really impressed me, I’ll have everything from the collection please.
David Tlale (South Africa) was another fave with a mostly white and navy blue colour palette and specifically his use of woven fabric (not sure the name, share if you do). Finally, Ladunni Lambo used aso-oke fabric for her designs and did a fab job creating fluidity and volume for such a thick/stiff fabric.
So tell me, which is your favorite look?
See a recap of LFDW here
Photo credit: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna)



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