Four days and forty-six shows, the Lagos Fashion Week left us pumped with the best SS24 collections of the fashion season. A gathering of fashion enthusiasts and dazzling personalities, the runways were ablaze with stunning pieces from outstanding designers, both new and established.
The Lagos Fashion Week SS24 collections were filled with colourful and upbeat pieces that ignited the fun in fashion. Following the worldwide trend of adaptable fashion, many of the showcased designs are wearable pieces that will fit perfectly into wardrobes regardless of season. The designers took the runway to reality trend seriously and this is a boost for fashion lovers who are ready to shop the new season’s collections.
Here are some of our favourite pieces from the Lagos Fashion Week SS24 collections:
Titled “ANTI-MUSE”, Abigail Ajobi’s SS24 collection features tie and dye custom prints and denim pieces reminiscent of the old Nollywood style infused with a contemporary Gen-Z attitude. With sheer fabrics, thigh-high slits, and cropped pieces, this collection was one of my favourites on the runway.
Cynthia Abilia’s “Unbroken” collection showcased structured cuts adorned with fringe detailing in eye-catching prints. Easily a top pick from the SS24 coolections, the wearability of these pieces makes them more enticing.
For her debut on the runway, Jewel Jamila’s SS24 collection showcased fluid silhouettes in bold and metallic tones with a dramatic flair.
Eki Kere’s SS24 collection comprised the brand’s core of raffia embellishments on tunics, pants and a diverse selection of fabrics. A highlight of the show was the quirky bags used as accessories.
A maximalist brand. Kadiju’s “At one moment, At the next” collection had a fantastic mix of dramatic details, pastel to solid colours and flattering silhouettes.
In their debut on the runway, Studio Imo’s collection was inspired by Ken Liu’s ‘Good Hunting”. The knitwear played with colour gradients, cutouts, and striking forms, affirming that knitwear is here to stay.
Following a ground-breaking exhibition at the New York Fashion Week, LFJ’s wearable art made a dramatic wave at the LagosFW. The brand maintained a colourful representation of its maximalism with pieces that conformed structurally to the model’s bodies.
Denim is here for a good and long time if Adama Paris’ collection is an indication. The brand transformed the good ol’ denim into a showstopper with stunning embellishments and a creative take on coordinated sets. We loved the mini metallic purses that accessorised the pieces.
Ugo Monye has mastered the art of weaving culture into fashion. With a deliberate take on textures, prints and cuts, his latest collection is fit for kings.
Always one to watch, Desiree’s collection did not disappoint. We saw the brand’s evolution using new fabrics and textures like metallics and floral motifs. The pieces do justice to their “Botanical Garden” collection, inspired by nature’s gentility and warmth. Desiree does not shy away from colours; we see the radiant hues throughout this collection.
Rendoll kicked off the LagosFW runway shows with a vibrant, utterly feminine collection. Filled with contemporary twists on plisse and cotton fabrics, the pieces were a seamless amalgamation of plain and patterned designs. The dramatic ruffles, exaggerated sleeves and fluidity of these clothes were exciting.
FIA unveiled a powerful collection that continually enforces the brand’s commitment to environmental consciousness. Named “Connecting Lines”, it featured hand-woven fabrics, deconstructed denim, exaggerated sleeves, pleasing patchwork designs and fringe-embellished pieces in striking prints and colours. This collection highlights the connections that make up the world & their quality.
Nkwo consistently shows that eco-conscious pieces do not have to be boring or haggard-looking. Globally recognised as a high-pushing brand for sustainable fashion, NKWO’s SS24 collection was skilful use of reused textile waste fabrics to elevate contemporary designs.
The Lady Maker
The “Indigo Safari” collection from The Ladymaker took us on a creative spin with traditional Adire and aso-oke designs. The pieces transcended us into the journey of a woman who moves with intentional style. It was African contemporary fashion at its finest.
Pillz & Potionz
Dust of the Earth
Eso by Liman
Wuzzy by Wuzzy