Wednesday 22 June 2016

AFWN 2016; Make it a Date to Lagos Nigeria

Designers showcasing at 2016 AFWN

Tiannah Styling and Elegante Kids – Is Toyin Lawani brand
Toyin Lawani

African Fashion Week Nigeria (AFWN) is here again. This is one fashion show in Nigeria that in my opinion has paved way so very much for the young and upcoming fashion designers in and outside the shores of Nigeria as well as beaming more search light on some of our prominent fashion designers like Yomi Casual, Ade Bakare and Coz Designs etcetera.

The team has announced line up of designers who will be showcasing in this year’s show which will be taking place at Eko Hotel and Suites Lagos from the 1st to 3rd of July 2016

According to AFWN team, AFWN 2016 will include 5 Catwalk Shows, 50 Designers, a Fashion Gala & awards Night and panel discussions aimed at promoting Nigeria as a production hub.

Ade Bakare – a classy and very prominent fashion designer whose works have been greatly influenced by his travel to and fro Lagos and London.

Ade Bakare's piece.

Yomi Casual – a unisex African attire in its highest form of elegance.

Yomi Casual's Piece

House of Tangerine – a complete fashion house for simple and trendy fashionistas. It was founded in 2012 by Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade

Coz Designs – a luxury unisex leather brand founded by Oreoluwa Osoba and Ngwube Adanna

Coz Leather bag

Nipo – a unisex fashion house based in Ghana which has been in existence for over a decade.

RIKAOTO – owned by Kebbi State ex-beauty queen Mariam Elisha

Signature Secret – founded by Mrs Oreva Okowa who is also the founder/National President of Fashion Designers and Exhibitors Association (FADEA) and the Convener of The Delta Fashion Designer (DFD)

Morin O. – a contemporary global leather and accessories brand which represents originality, quality and craftsmanship.

Ekaz Signature Creations – an Afrocentric high fashion project. Ekaz also has a training facility.

Victoria Grace – elegant fashion brand which closes up the gap between western and African style.

Tubo – founded in 2014 by Sandrah Tubobereni. She is known for her creativity in redesigning the traditional African attires, chic pret-a-porter fashion clothing and distinctive haute couture pieces with amazing silhouette.

Afrik Abaya – a fashion brand which has infused the African textiles and fashion accessories into the traditional Middle Eastern female attire called Abaya.

Tasha – Traditional and Elegant piece

JPKouture by Hadassah – a one-stop fashion house for plus size ladies

Bello Edu

Cynthia & Angel

Rois and Reine – a men’s fashion house which specliaizes in cooperate, traditional and smart casual attires.

Veba - Leading Czech and European manufacturer of African brocades, voile and prints.

TIR Fashion House – has created spring summer collection which fuses modern contemporary design with influences from West Africa.

Among others like MCSTELL, Agatha Moreno, Bankole Thomas, Chisomandra, Niffe, Pacciro, Yoti Ahma, Niki Kay, Nugo Clothing, Vivian Bennet, Eminence 1129,  Farida Atelier, Apex Clothing, Eve design, Neopele Concept, Lanre Lagos Couture, Asake Oge, House of Salem, El Amanah Clothing and Couture, O’Suanders.

I can assure you Africa, it is going to be fun. Make in a date to Lagos Nigeria and you will be glad you did.
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