When it’s fashion the vibe is different, the joy and happiness and the thinking too is different, the creativity and the colors, even how you see things everything about it is different and if it’s African Fashion Week the vibe is different as everything is interesting and the culture of Africa takes over, the tradition and the doctrine and respect of the culture and the mixing of the crowd, the sales and what they design and how they design, the idea behind their creativity and the tone of their voice, it was African Fashion Week Nigeria over the weekend and it was colorful and fun.
After an hectic day missed the first show but early for the second show we came in to meet the ambiance of the African vibe that took over the National Theater that house the major symbol of Lagos art and creativities which was the venue for the fashion week that will last just two days, everybody loves fashion and the fashion industry here in this country has really grown, all trends and all kind of style was on the street, the entrance was full with photographers and show goers, everybody dazzling in the creativity, here no hate allowed, everybody loves and respect everybody, it was an evening of fun and joy and advert of works.
Before the show started, lots of interviews was going on at the entrance even in the hall ways, different media outfit talking to people and flashlight everywhere even without poses, the breeze was blowing gowns making them look beautiful as they walk, friends meeting each other, exchange of contact and hugs and smile.
In the hall way are exhibition of different works from beads to fascinators and textiles even travelling tour agencies. Soon the show started, with A-listers on the front roll Denrele Edun was in attendance, Ego Boyo, even the representative of Oba Elegushi was present and other top fashion faces in the industry. The show started with the address and opening speech by the representative of Oba Elegushi and after that a reminder of how beautiful our gods are and our culture and dance and the kind of things the deity do when they are possessed, it was all beautiful and interesting as the play with fire and chants that move, the Ayans (drummers) play the rhythm that invoke the power in them to do all they do, the anger of joy that provoke Moremi to look beautiful and bold and daring and her dancers happy and entertaining. Soon the show started and different fashion houses walk the run way with their collections and it was beautiful and colorful and the styles and cuts was interesting as you get to appreciate their influence and sense of style.
Below are photos from the show.
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