Day 1 Of Lagos Fashion Week 2018 Was An Exciting Showcase For Bold Designs

After weeks of anticipation, fashion season in Nigeria has officially kicked off with Lagos Fashion Week. From only one runway show, it's already clear that their eighth year is set to be their best, and we're very proud of all the growth that's evident.

Our favourite collections 

The show kicked off with The Dew Collection, curated by Genevieve Magazine in support of mental health awareness. With lush fabric supplied by Ayanski and put together by an array of designers — from Toju Foyeh to Style Temple — it was a great start to SS19.

Given that fast fashion doesn't have a place in Nigeria, a lot of what we saw works mainly for couture. So, from Lagos Space Programme's quirky and androgynous cuts to Ladunni Lambo's chic silhouettes, here are the designers that stole the show on Day 1 of LFW runway shows.

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The Dew Collection

It was impossible to pick favourites as the models glided down the runway, showing each design so elegantly. Given that the collection had input from different designers, it was amazing that there was still a unifying theme, and we might have the gorgeous fabric by Ayanski to thank.

(Photo: Kola Oshalusi/Insigna)

Lagos Space Programme

We can never have enough androgynous fashion in these parts, which is why LSP really stood out. While the vibe of the runway show was a bit jarring, the minimalistic designs from the collection immediately caught our attention, with a dominance of greys, blues and blacks. 

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(Photo: Kola Oshalusi/Insigna)

Fruché

A Fruché runway show is always exciting, as each collection always has something fresh to offer. While still keeping staple trends from last season, this collection focused on workwear, with midi length dresses and wide leg trousers. If you're looking to slay at your 9-5, this one is for you.

(Photo: Kola Oshalusi/Insigna)

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Ladunni Lambo

Looking to turn heads the next time you walk into a room? Well, Ladunni Lambo is your gal. From their structured aso oke designs to the striking culotte two-pieces, you'll definitely be noticed in any one of their standout designs. 

(Photo: Kola Oshalusi/Insigna)

By Damilola Animashaun, published on 28/10/2018

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