Everything our fashion & beauty editor wore to Lagos Fashion Week

Wumi 'Tuase personal style- Marie Claire Nigeria

It was a week-long affair, and as the fashion editor at Marie Claire Nigeria, fashion week is undoubtedly the busiest season at work. Over the years, I have worn pieces from Nigerian fashion brands to Lagos Fashion Week, and this year was no different.

As much as fashion week is for us to witness the unveiling of new collections that will inform our style in the coming season, editors and fashion influencers also show up for the street style in their thoughtfully curated outfits. This year, I collaborated with a couple of brands to style my looks for various fashion events, and if my social media comments are anything to go by, it is only fitting I plug you into the looks and where to shop them. Let’s get into it.

Day One- FIA Factory Shredded Patch Set

Marie Claire Nigeria was the exclusive media partner at the ATAFO show, marking my second fashion week event. Earlier, I adorned a thrifted silk dress for Banke Kuku’s EDEN collection. However, the ATAFO show stole the spotlight with my fabulous two-piece from FIA Factory, a sustainable brand we recently featured. Despite a heel break for booth mingling, the outfit garnered numerous compliments, setting a fantastic tone for the week!

Day Two- IMAD EDUSO Abeke Top & Jackie Mini Skirt

Returning to the Lagos Fashion Week on-site show after a hiatus was thrilling. The electric vibe and the inventive fashion showcased by Lagos fashionistas were just as vibrant as I remembered. I chose an ensemble from IMAD EDUSO’s Atunbi collection to make a colourful statement. With sleek black hair and a nude makeup palette accentuated by glossy lips, I embraced a clean, subtly dramatic look in radiant green. It was the perfect comeback aesthetic, and I absolutely adored it.

Day Three- Ibilola Ogundipe Sindara Dress & Thrifted Blazer

The theme of this event was ‘sustainable glamour’, and as a fashion editor who preaches sustainability, I thought about the best way to translate this to my style. I wore a stunning silk slip dress with cut-out details from sustainable fashion brand Ibilola Ogundipe and a thrifted oversized black blazer. It was also a work event, and I had to stay comfortable; the slip dress was sleek and fluid on my body, just the way I like my maxi pieces. The details on the dress were a major attraction for me, and the colour was perfect for my skin. I adore this look!

Day Four- LOHIJE Abike Silk Set

I am sure anyone familiar with my style won’t be surprised to see me in a coordinated pant set. Amidst fashion week stress, comfort became a priority, making it the go-to choice. This silk set from LOHIJE felt like home, and I paired it with comfortable white sneakers and a bag to complement the dark colour. The fit of this outfit was impeccable, and I was impressed by how soft it felt on my skin.

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Day Five- Ibilola Ogundipe Reyna Set

Fashion week ended with off-site shows, and I attended two shows at the same venue: Ejiro Amos-Tafiri’s Tapestry Topicale and House of Marvee’s The Playground. Amidst the Lagos heat, I embraced the promise of vibrant collections by donning a sizzling hot pink co-ord set. Mentally, I’ve styled it in numerous ways. The captivating cut of the top elevates the entire ensemble, and the hi-low skirt seamlessly ties it all together.

Lagos Fashion Week this season was a fantastic journey, and I had much fun covering different fashion events. You can catch up with all the content on our website and social media content.

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  • Wumi 'Tuase

    Fashion & Beauty Editor. Wumi holds a PR major with over a decade experience in the media; from print to broadcast and now digital media. Fashion is her passion and she sees Beauty in everything. Some of her favorite things are: a two piece set, white wine, beach days, thrift shopping & cheesy romcoms.

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