Heineken Lagos fashion and design week successfully came to an end on the 31st of October. The event which was much anticipated by fashion aficionados, fashion critics, and in fact, the West African world of fashion, didn’t falter in serving style on a platter of creativity.
Although most designers stuck to their unique sartorial-guns, some like Iconic Invanity veered off usual course, tilting toward minimalism and ready-to-wear pieces. Joining international waters by sailing along the lines of ‘less is more’ and shedding the weight of excess fabrics.
Watching models walk the runway in usual catlike gait, it was impossible not to get lost in each designers sui generis, however, noticeable was the similar trend writings on the wall. So here are trends you should expect…
Hello flaunting! The mesh trend is here in full effect and fortunately our lack of winter means we can rock it all year round without the peril of freezing to death.
We get the ‘less is more’ campaign, but we are Africans; we want to be served some drama by the side.
Even though we saw a burst of vibrant colours and print mashups on the runway from different designers, the all-white trend isn’t going anywhere just yet.
No more boring suit days. Zhush up the basic blazer by colour-blocking and/or fabric-blocking.
If a contrast lapel isn’t your cup of tea, grab a hat.
…But why not roll like a Red Knight and grab the whole deal – print, contrast lapel and a hat!