While prior Audi-Joburg Fashion Weeks have primarily featured South African designers, this year’s opened it to other African countries. One country which took advantage to showcase their works, in front of national and international buyers and press,was Nigeria.
Four Nigerian designers which included Bayo Adegbe of Modela brought a strong ‘wow!’ factor to Audi Joburg Fashion Week, Winter 2009. The designers presented designs with fierceness only fititng for a Ladybrille woman. Colors on the runway included energetic yellows, golds, browns and purples. Fabric choices ranged from silks to ankara cottons. There were also stunning form fitting sequined dresses. Fabrics were cut into flattering shapes that included voluminous skirts, cascading ruffled skirts and halter dresses. The ever present friend of the fashion-forward in Nigeria, wide belts, were also used to create an overall effect of sexy cinched waists.
~Photos: AFI/Simon Deiner