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Highlights from Lagos Fashion Week 2024: The Best Runway Moments and Emerging Trends

Veniamin Vogue
Lagos Fashion Week

Lagos Fashion Week 2024 was a spectacular showcase of creativity, innovation, and cultural diversity. This year’s event, held in the vibrant city of Lagos, Nigeria, brought together top designers, models, and fashion enthusiasts from across the continent and beyond. Here are some of the standout moments and trends from this year's fashion week.

Runway Highlights

1. Bold Colors and Prints: This year, the runway was dominated by vibrant colors and bold prints, a staple of African fashion. Designers like Lisa Folawiyo and Orange Culture showcased collections that featured a mix of traditional African prints with contemporary designs.

  • Lisa Folawiyo: Known for her intricate beading and unique use of Ankara prints, Folawiyo’s collection was a beautiful blend of modern silhouettes and traditional fabrics.

  • Orange Culture: Adebayo Oke-Lawal, the creative force behind Orange Culture, presented a collection that was both edgy and vibrant, featuring bold colors and avant-garde designs​. 

2. Sustainable Fashion: Sustainability was a key theme at Lagos Fashion Week 2024. Several designers showcased collections made from recycled materials and eco-friendly fabrics.

  • Nkwo: The Nigerian brand, known for its sustainable practices, presented a collection made entirely from upcycled denim and handwoven fabrics. The collection was a testament to Nkwo’s commitment to sustainable fashion.

  • Iamisigo: Bubu Ogisi’s brand continued to push the boundaries with a collection that used natural dyes and organic fabrics, highlighting the importance of sustainability in fashion​.

3. Inclusivity on the Runway: This year’s fashion week also made a significant stride towards inclusivity, with models of different sizes, ages, and ethnic backgrounds gracing the runway.

  • Mai Atafo: Known for his bespoke menswear, Atafo included models of various body types in his show, promoting body positivity and inclusivity.

  • Tokyo James: His collection featured a diverse cast of models, emphasizing the beauty of diversity in fashion​​.

Emerging Fashion Trends

1. Feather Accents: Feather details were a recurring theme in many collections. From subtle feather trims to full feathered outfits, this trend added a touch of drama and elegance to the runway.

Andrea Iyamah: The brand showcased stunning evening gowns adorned with delicate feather accents, perfect for making a statement.

Sisiano: Known for his ethereal designs, Sisiano incorporated feathers into his collection, creating pieces that were both whimsical and sophisticated​​.

2. Gender-Fluid Fashion: Gender-neutral designs were prominent, reflecting the global shift towards more inclusive and fluid fashion.

Bloke: Faith Oluwajimi’s brand featured pieces that defied traditional gender norms, with flowing silhouettes and unisex designs.

Maxivive: The collection included a mix of tailored suits and loose-fitting garments, suitable for any gender​.

3. Tech-Infused Fashion: Technology and fashion intersected in some of the most innovative collections this year.

Haus of Stone: Zimbabwean designer Danayi Madondo used LED lights and digital prints to create futuristic looks that captivated the audience.

Ugo Monye: His collection featured tech-inspired designs with sleek lines and metallic fabrics, merging fashion with futuristic elements​​.

Lagos Fashion Week 2024 was a celebration of African creativity, talent, and innovation. The event not only highlighted the diverse and rich fashion landscape of Africa but also set new trends that will influence the global fashion industry. From bold colors and sustainable practices to inclusive and tech-infused designs, this year’s fashion week truly showcased the best of what African fashion has to offer.

Stay tuned to Veniamin Vogue for more updates on the latest trends and events in the African fashion scene. Shop on our website for the premier designer fashion wear.



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