The Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) is a four-day fashion event that aims to drive the Nigerian – and ultimately, the African – fashion industry; by bringing together buyers, consumers and the media to view the latest collections from African designers in Nigeria’s fashion capital: Lagos.
Here are 7 designers we are extra hyped to see at the event:
Tokyo James is a British-Nigerian designer and creative director whose exciting brand is for modern men who want simplicity with an edge.
Andrea Iyamah, owned by Nigerian fashion designer Dumebi Iyamah, is a clothing line “strongly inspired by color and ethnic cultures.”
Maki Oh, a womenswear brand founded by Amaka Osakwe, fuses traditional African techniques with detailed contemporary construction.
Creative director, Adebayo Oke-Lawal, describes Orange Culture as a “movement” more than a clothing line, for a creative class of men who he describes as “self aware , expressive, explorative, art-loving nomad[s].”
Onalaja is a contemporary womenswear brand with a focus on perfect execution, craftmasnship and the imaginative concept of luxury and culture.
T.I Nathan, an exciting brand with a focus on beautiful quality fabrics and production, aims to blur the lines between streetwear and high fashion.
Lisa Folawiyo is a multi-faceted global womenswear and accessories collection – fused with its very own African-inspired custom luxury prints, Lisa Folawiyo’s collections skillfully deliver contemporary outfits.
The Lagos Fashion & Design Week will run from October 26 to 29 at the Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria Island Lagos.