This bright and fancy African fashion show is famous for its carefully selected exclusive styles as well as for the newly discovered talents! And of course, it is always attended by well-known global fashion celebrities thus gathering a great multitude of genuinely African or African-style brands.
The lineup was introduced at the AFW press conference at Lagos Continental Hotel. Ruth Osime, the show co-producer and the editor of This Day Style Magazine, stated:
“We are happy to bring the fashion of global importance to Lagos and I really mean what I am saying. We have raised the bar once more with our strong partnerships as well as ground-breaking and creative ideas.”
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1. #AriseFashionWeek2018: curious details
The widely-rumored AFW 2018 Lagos event was attended by 50 top-class designers from 15 different countries, like Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, India, Morocco, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Caribbean and France.
ARISE fashion show was founded 11 years ago. The name is the synonym for “Africa Rising” and it has given African fashion industry a truly global importance. Now the show is back and even stronger than ever before. During three days (March 30 to April 2), the ARISE Fashion Week 2018 runway event in Lagos introduced 50 designers from 15 countries at the Lagos Continental Hotel.
Day one featured such widely acclaimed designers as Tinnie Tempah, Funke Adepoju, Clan, Vonne Couture, Andrea Iyamah, Style Temple, Okunoren Twins, Ituen Basi and Lanre Da Silva Ajayi.
Arise Fashion Week 2018 could boast of really cool designers from the UK and U.S. For instance, Laquan Smith, a self-made gem widely known for being the personal stylist of such celebrities as Cardi B, Rihanna and Beyonce. He came to Lagos from the U.S to demonstrate his custom made fashion styles.
Another globally famous designer, Laurence Airlines from Cote d’Ivoire and Paris, is known for claiming a new space for modern African fashion all around the globe. One of the other interesting participants, the young South African designer, Thebe Magugu has made it to the top due to his elaborate craftsmanship and attention to detail.
One more exciting piece of news is that Nigerian-born British singer and performer, Tinnie Tempah, is going to introduce her designs in Africa for the first time!
2. #AriseFashionWeek2018 backstage photos
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