Highlights from LFW2019 Runway Show Day 1

Day 1 of Heineken Lagos Fashion Week 2019 (LFW2019) runway show has come and gone. As expected, our designers decorated the runway with beautiful pieces of their SS20 collections. With the spectacular designs that graced the runway, we sure can bet the trends for 2020 will be the bomb.

Celebrities like DJ Spinall, Toke Makinwa, Ike Onyeoma, Toni Tones, Rema, Wife of BBNaija Mike, Perri Shakes -Drayton strutted the runway for some notable designers —this alone made the moments unmissable. 

As promised, we got you covered with pictures of the runway moments just in case you missed the show.

Scroll down to feast your eyes on the highlights of the first runway show of Lagos Fashion Week 2019.

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Orange Culture

Orange Culture premiered LFW2019 runway show with its SS20 collection comprising fun prints and vibrant colours.

Yutee Rone

Yutee Rone’s SS20 was all about deconstructions, silhouette and pastels and Toke Makinwa appeared as one of the models, opening and closing the walk.  

Bloke

Bloke presented a ‘Family Portrait’ using the family tree diagram and family anagram as a print on garments to depict the interwoven intricacies of the concept of family and a homage to the respect of ancestors in the African culture. The colour palette utilised the complete spectrum of colours to show the diversity and complexities in a family regardless of the unifying bond. As an artisanal label, Bloke employed techniques such as knitting, hand dying, applique, hand stitching, silk screening and patchwork for the creation of the garments that made up the collection.

Ili

The collection for the fashion brand was entitled Sovereignty. According to the brand, the collection is inspired by “the Pan-Africanism movement and through our creative thought processes we have made use of several African traditional elements and have done this in a modern way. The collection speaks more than just clothes.”

Rick Dusi

While on the runway, Rick Dusi got his boys in formation and it was all a sync. The collection is entitled “Evolve”.

Tokyo James

Tokyo James SS20 collection is entitled ‘Rich B*tch’. According to the brand, “this season’s woman is all about ‘I have money and hence don’t talk to me'”. Perri Shakes-Drayton, DJ Spinall and Rema strutted the runway for Tokyo James. You could bet it was a moment of when music hits the runway.

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Selly Raby Kane

DZYN

DZYN made use of irregular hemlines and flattering silhouettes laid over metallic to represent every woman’s armour. It was a beautiful moment watching Toni Tones alongside other models walk the runway for DZYN.

Jermaine Bleu

This season, Jermaine Bleu’s Spring/Summer 20, Asanteman, is inspired by historical events centered around the Asante kingdom. The collection explores the rich cultures and beliefs of the Asante kingdom.

Naolila

Tagged ‘Beauty, the eye of the beholder‘, Naolila’s SS20 was indeed a beauty to behold.

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Eki Silk

Eki Silk’s SS20 is entitled Nostalgic. The designs tell the story.

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Victoria B. Willie

Victoria Willie is a writer, entrepreneur and a fashion enthusiast who believes in the power of imaginations. She derives pleasure in reading, writing and meeting new people.

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