Fashion

MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2013: Kelechi Odu Takes the Nigerian Man to the South of France in the 1920s with Igbo References #Nigerianfashion

If there is one thing that became apparent during the recently completed MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week, it had to be that there were some gems that we needed to pay attention to from Nigeria’s Fashion Industry. One such gem is emerging designer Kelechi Odu. Resting on a solid design foundation, we particularly enjoyed …

Business

Fashion Business: SHF’s Omoyemi Akerele Quoted in New York Times – Fashion Weighs a Deeper Investment in Africa

  Omoyemi Akerele founder of Style House Files and the just concluded MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week was recently quoted in the New York Times, as part of the newspaper’s coverage of the IHT Luxury Conference held in Rome. “ROME — Has Africa’s golden moment arrived? For the gurus of the luxury world, the …

Fashion

MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2013: Kiki Kamanu, Delivers Something Different #LFDW

Designer Kiki Kamanu promised something different for her Spring/Summer 2013 collection at MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week, and she indeed delivered. For starters, we loved her tank tops that bore subtle branding of the label and the label’s message. Kamanu then followed up with wearable art that was fresh, cosmopolitan, cool and sensuous. We …

Fashion

MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2013: Iconic Invanity, Nigerian Design Label to Watch #LFDW

The Iconic Invanity Spring/Summer 2012 collection, at the just concluded MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week, ranks as one of the best collections we have seen coming out of all of the runways from New York to Paris, London to South Africa and Lagos, so far. Almost every piece shown on the runway created a …

Fashion

MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2013: Akpos Okudu #LFDW

Akpos Okudu, for its MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2013 showed she could put a well constructed garment together. However, the designer needed to show her versatility through her design hand by clearly defining the Akpos Okudu woman. The color palette could have been more refreshing and happy, consistent with Spring. We also …