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Uyo Fashion Week 2023: A Rundown of the Glitz, Glamour, & Creativity at the Event

“If there’s one thing we can agree on it’s that the city of Uyo has embraced developmental progress,” I said to the guy dressed to the nines beside me at Uyo Fashion Week 2023.  Since it was my second time attending the fashion show, one would think I should have known what to expect.

But yet again, Mae Edmonds, Fashion Entrepreneur and Convener of the show raised the bar a notch higher. I couldn’t help the bubbling feeling of excitement and pride that enveloped me.

Blessing Otoro rocks a gorgeous blue dress at Uyo fashion week

From the street style looks to the hosts, Nancy Isime and Ebuka, stealing the hearts of their fans, and the runway show that dripped excellence with every collection, Uyo Fashion Week 2023 has cemented its place in the hearts of fashion lovers.

Different street looks at the Uyo Fashion week

For this year, the theme of the event was Creativity, Commercialization, Scale. It was a celebration of entrepreneurial development and the diverse cultures of Nigeria’s ethnicity. As a whole, the event remains a deliberate attempt at exposing fashion entrepreneurs to the possibilities that abound in the industry. 

If you couldn’t attend the show and need to see what you missed on the streets and runway, you’ve come to the right place.  Stay with me on this post as I show you the best runway and street looks from Uyo Fashion Week 2023.  

Uyo Fashion Week: A Showcase of Nigerian Talent

Host Nancy Isime rocks a maxi blue gown at Uyo fashion week

UFW serves as a melting pot for Nigeria’s fashion talent, bringing together designers from different parts of the country to display their collections. The event which held at the Ibom Entertainment Center (Tropicana  Mall) provides a platform for designers to experiment, push boundaries, and express their creativity. From avant-garde pieces to African traditional outfits, Uyo Fashion Week celebrates the rich diversity of Nigerian fashion.

The convener of the show Mae Edmonds left no stone unturned this year. We saw Nancy Isime and Ebuka Obi Uchendu take charge of their hosting duties for day one and two of the runway show. The event also made its mark with celebrities like IK Ogbonna, Chidi Mokeme, Emmanuel Umoh, and other A-list personalities in attendance.

Ebuka rocks a glittery suit for his hosting duties at Uyo fashion week
Ik Ogbonna and Chidi Mokeme attends Uyo fashion week rocking well tailored suit.

Furthermore, the event’s activity-filled calendar kicked off with the Asian Fest, a music show filled with performances from stars like Johnny Drille, Sir Wilker Jackson, and ethnic group dancers who were on hand to thrill their audience.

Johnny Drille kicks off event for the Uyo fashion week
Beautiful Ibibio dancers thrills audience at Uyo fashion week

The music show marked the beginning of a memorable fashion week. From there we saw a series of events like exhibitions and masterclasses on vital industry topics.

Artistic art and beautiful collections for the Uyo fashion week
Ankara designs and prints at the Uyo fashion week

In the midst of this, the organizers thrilled attendees with a fireside chat and a thrilling panel session on having the right network for partnership and negotiation, especially in the fashion industry. 

A panel discussion at Uyo Fashion Week

The week was indeed laced with rich fashion activities. But what you’ve seen so far isn’t all. Come with me as I show you the unforgettable street looks and runway moments that kept many on their toes 

Unforgettable Street Styles at the UFW 2023

Blessing Otoro rocks a body cone dress at the Uyo fashion week.

They got the memo! Every single person who attended the fashion week was dripping hot fashion. From sexy dresses to alte style, edgy looks, and androgynous clothing. Uyo Fashion Week had attendees who showed up and showed off

Beautiful girl rocks alte look on the red carpet

The red carpet was filled with gorgeous looks that could give notable fashionistas a run for their money. We had guests turning up the heat and ensuring that their A-game in fashion was ostensible enough for all to see.

Lady rocks maxi dress at Uyo fashion week

From the servings on the red carpet, you’d know the attendees of Uyo Fashion Week 2023 didn’t come to play.  Here are some of the best street-style moments from UFW23:

Iconic street style look at the fashion show
A guy and a girl rocks an alte style at the red carpet.
A guy and a girl shows off some iconic street style look on the red carpet.
Guys shows off their well tailored fits and boots at the Uyo fashion week
Mr Yorochi shows off his sense of style at the Uyo fashion week
Nancy Umoh shows up his white  crop top and track pants  at the Uyo fashion week
Blessing , Charity and Nancy poses up a storm at the Uyo fashion week

Let’s save some space for memorable runway looks, shall we? 

Notable Runway Moments at Uyo Fashion Week 2023

Gorgeous models struts down the runway show

The runway show was undeniably the highlight of the fashion event. Designers from different parts of the country showcased their beautiful collections plus Ebuka Obi-Uchendu’s personal stylist also showcased his works.

Let’s take a look at some of the designs that made it to Uyo Fashion Week’s runway show.

Topaz Bridals 

Topaz Bridals opened the Uyo Fashion Week with a collection exuding ethereal bridal beauty.

Beautiful model glammed in a bridal wears at the runway show

The collection featured models glammed up in beautiful bridal gowns which were a testament to what every lady’s big day should look like.

A line up of models at the runway show

Johnxzomo Clothing

Male models shows off well tailored suits and senator

Just when we were recovering from the beauty of the first designer’s collection, Johnxzomo came and set the stage on fire with gorgeous male models rocking senator styles and well-tailored suits.

Male model shows off his senator look at the run way sow.

The collection features classy fits for men that can be rocked any day and time

PoshGold Creations

Model  struts down her stuff on the run way wearing a vibrant orange gown at the fashion show

PoshGold’s exhibition presented stunning models in captivating, elaborate pieces that embodied grace, elegance, and the fearless spirit of a fashion-forward brand.

Ignition By Verge

Verge's runway display at Uyo Fashion Week 2023

Verge’s collection came with a lot of creativity and style. The looks featured on all models oozed a bold fashion statement as they strutted down the runway. 

Verge's runway display at Uyo Fashion Week 2023

From the display, it’s safe to say the collection is a call for you to ignite the fashion world with Verge’s designs and embrace the flames of style while setting your own path ablaze. 

Jevha’s Fashion

Male model rocking Jehva's collection at the fashion show

Jevhas Fashion spoke volumes with her fearless use of black. We saw bold looks that exuded strength and sophistication on the runway. 

Female model rocking jehva's fashion at the run way show .

Her collection included beautiful fits for men and women, with the female models rocking gowns and stylish satin flowers that embellished them.

Signature By Mae Edmonds

A line of models rocking signature by mae edmonds at the runway show

When the convener of the event is a fashion entrepreneur and a designer of excellence then you know you’d get nothing but class, elegance, and style depicted in her collection.

model rocking ankara prints and long cape with hat at the uyo fashion week

Mae Edmund’s collection feature chic Ankara styles in various forms such as classy long dresses, fashion accessories like flowery hats, gorgeous long pants, and capes, etc.

The Mebi Man

The Mebi Man’s collection featured suave men’s wear that depicted nothing but elegance. Each of them was tailored to fit the ideal man on any of his outings. 

Mebi man shows off his collections of well tailored suits at the uyo fashion week

UFW23 is Over but the Thrill Remains

Excited crowd taking snapshots at the uyo fashion week 2023

Apart from the fact that guests were visibly impressed, we felt a shift in the acceptance of fashion. Both young and old took out their time to attend the show, embracing all the creativity that comes with fashion as an art.

Notable attendees at the fashion show
Aerial view of crowd at the Uyo fashion week 2023

It was a show-stopping event that Uyo residents and many more Nigerians look forward to seeing every year. Indeed, Mae Edmunds has written her name in the sands of time with Uyo fashion week.

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