A night of Glitz, Style and Ankara display as renowned fashion fabric brand, Vlisco officially launched Vlisco&Co Lagos edition on Friday 15th December, at Alara, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Famously known for it’s specially crafted fabrics, Vlisco has been has been the sole manufacturer and designer of distinctive dutch wax fabrics, prominent amongst Africans and African Americans for over 170 years. Vlisco&Co was launched with the desire to reconnect the brand with a new generation of young Nigerian based creatives, who use their own unique format to create new compelling narratives using the brands traditional aesthetics.
The Vlisco&Co platform has asked African designers, artists and creatives to explore the future of African print. How will tradition merge with modernity? How will the old be improved by the new? How can African design inspiration continue to play its role in creating local and global narratives for the future? These were the questions on the minds of the designers as they launched the Vlisco&Co.
The event also showcased a talented new generation of locally based Nigerian fashion designers with top entertainment stars and fashionistas in attendance. There was a presentation of commissioned collections by fashion designers, Abiola Olusola and Tokyo James.
See all the lovely photos from the launch below: