After a successful first day, day 2 of LFDW rolled in with full force. But even in the midst of everything, models seemed calmer in the makeup chairs and designers seemed to have everything under control before their shows. The runway show kicked off with 15 designers showing everything from shimmery suits to sportswear chic separates.
Fruche kicked off the show with models gliding down in glittery monotone. The collection was replete with layered ruffles and fringe, which gave the garments lots of movement.
Ladunni Lambo serenaded us with Solange’s ‘Don’t Wish Me Well’ and sent down models wearing ethereal pieces that were hard to look away from.
Kiki Kamanu’s collection was a crowd favourite, especially when everyone’s favorite comedian, Chigul, stormed the runway in a fringed body conscious dress. Kamanu’s 70’s inspired collection was a mix of playful graphic t-shirts, that expressed featured the slogan ‘Lagos is life’, paired with fringe skirts.
Deji Eniola sent down models clad in androgynous suits with a touch of feminine detail. Embellished sleeves amongst other details drove home the message of strength and confidence.
Moofa’s SS17 cocktail options, which included embellished jumpsuits, were a new twist on an age-old look.
Amede’s designs were our dream loungewear options. The light fabric is also a positive, especially for the weather in Nigeria.
Maxivive came to make a statement. His two-part presentation, which included designs from Maxivive and his diffusion line Bodun by Maxivive featured models marching in their multicolored crocs, faux locks and t-shirts that demanded ‘more coke please’
With Mayowa Nicholas opening the show, Re’s collection was the peak of day 2 of LFDW. In its entirety, the show encapsulated the carefree black girl with ‘you can’t see me’ aesthetics. The pastel colors and prints also complimented the sporty-chic designs.
Gozel Green’s muted tones and high slits re-defined ladylike. The SS17 collection showcased looks that would be a staple in any woman’s closet.
Siphosihle Masango’s regal collection wowed the audience with embellished crown-like head and neck pieces.
Ejiro Amos Tafiri
Ejiro Amos Tafiri’s ss17 penchant for glamor came full force in the designers SS17 collection. Deep hues of red, organza and cinched waists were the details that dominated this collection.
I am Isigo
Inspired by the Itsekiri people of Warri, I Am Isigo’s SS17 collection featured red-clay colored tones and pinstripe suits.
Midnight blue was the color of the night in the case of David Tlale. The South African-born designer wowed the crowd with his SS17 collection.
Romance and royalty were the two key takeaways from Odio Mimonet’s SS17 collection. Gilded headbands and blush pinks were two of the collections key identifiers.