After an exciting showcase from day one and two of Lagos Fashion Week, we didn't think it was possible to be any more wowed than we were. It's clear from all the showcases that aso oke is the fabric of the moment, and this allowed designers to show off their innovation.
Where we once only saw aso oke being made into simple traditional outfits, fashion houses — such as Deola Sagoe, XII Glover and more — made the fabric malleable, turning it into cocktail dresses, athleisure and two-pieces.
So from TTYA and Bearded Genius' fire collaboration to Deola Sagoe's first runway in years, here are all the notable designers that stole the show on the last day of Lagos Fashion Week 2018.
Fayrouz Green Access
This eclectic collection saw Fayrouz bring together five talented young designers. Given that there were so many hands involved, it's amazing that the collection came together nicely, with an outfit for any occasion you can think of.
As a brand filling the gap for tall girls, TTYA is a very important designer. Their runway showcased an array of looks, ranging from maxi dresses to a powerful pink suit. In collaboration with Bearded Genius for the accessories, this collection was straight fire!
If you're a fashion week regular, you'll know that Orange Culture always steals the entire show. This year, their colourful eye-catching designs had even more of a presence, as Odunsi The Engine and Wavy The Creator stormed the runway, while we were serenaded by Falana.
House Of Deola
House Of Deola's first LFW runway was one for the books, and while it's commonplace to be wowed by their designs, this collection took it to the next level. Mostly made out of iridescent and laser cut aso oke, HOD's designs were among the most innovative we saw from the entire season.
As a new brand, XII made a very impressive showcase for their runway debut. Using aso oke as the base fabric, we were treated to a bevvy of innovative streetwear designs, from trackies with high slits to two pieces. It was refreshing to see clothes aimed at a younger demographic on the runway.
If there was a price for sticking to the season's theme, we'd 100% hand it to Elie Kuame. The colourful and versatile collection showcased an array of flowy and elegant designs, all of which are perfect for day-to-night looks.