Since its inception in 2011, the Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) has helped in promoting the growth of the Nigerian fashion industry. 2015 makes it 5 years and the LFDW 5th anniversary held between 28th to 31thOctober, 2015 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The 2015 Heineken LFDW may have come and gone, but the awesome memories of the bespoke attires displayed at the event by top fashion designers in Nigeria still lingers in our memories.
The four day show had well known Nigerian celebrities gracing the event to support top Nigerian fashion designers as they showcased their trendy attires on models strutting on the catwalk.
Some of the fashion designers who featured in the show includes Toju Foyeh, April by Kunbi, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi (LDA) , Mai Atafo, Titi Belo (imperfect verbalista), Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Andrea Iyama swimwear, Deji Eniola amongst others.
I must confess all of these attires from the fashion designers blew me away, I even imagined myself strutting in some of them.The show was very much of a success and another proof to show how versatile we are as Nigerians and how our top fashion designers can give other famous international fashion labels a run for their money.
The big winners of the LFDW at 5 awards at end of the event were:
Womenswear Designer of the year: Amaka Osakwe of Maki Oh
Menswear Designer of the year: Ohimai Atafo of Mai Atafo
Outstanding Model of the year: Kelvin GodsonAccessories
Designer of the year: Zainab Ashadu of Zashadu
Outstanding Emerging Designer of the year: Ejiro Amos Tafirri.
Here are some pictures from the show:
Photo reference: LFDW IG page, Toju Foyeh’s IG page, April by Kunbi’s IG page.