The prestigious Heineken Lagos Fashon and Design Week at the Federal Palace Hotel and Casino Victoria Island, is officially over and you will agree that It’s been an amazing 4 days.
The grand finale wasn’t just SUPER fabulous with designers showcasing their best designs but also the Lagos Fashion and Design Week team presented awards to some outstanding designers. The Awards was given to a member of the Fashion Focus alum, who are making waves in fashion and retailing. The big winners were announced a few minutes before the end of the event, just after Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi showcased.
The LFDW team including Ijeoma Ndekwu, Zara Okpara, Wadami Amolegbe, Ronkeand Oyinkan presented the designers and a model with their awards mentioning their remarkable roles in the Nigeria fashion industry over the years.
Before I give you the names of the award winners, take a look at the highlights from the amazing designer’s outfits
Kiki Kaymu stunned the crowd with her mind blowing collections. The collection, which presented edgy styles for both men and women ranging from ripped jeans to shirts with printed cool messages, wowed the guests.
However, the highlight of the night came when Kiki showcased a slew of cute children on the runway in cute outfits. Also, she employed a list of celebrities in showcasing her collection such as Denrele Edun.
Tsemaye Binitie presented Spring/Summer 2016.He worked with a lot of tassel as well as ruffle details on dresses, midi skirts, tapered pants and more. Minimalist, modern, crisp, clean and more define the offerings at the Heineken LFDW 2015.
Straight off his latest S/S 2016 collection were fluid pieces as is his signature, print flared pants, dresses, skirts with intricate details.
The best of the best came out on the grand finale of the Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2015. One of the veterans in the industry, Ade Bakare, came to display his creativity as usual.
Ade Bakare went above and beyond his bridal collection to showcase more beautiful designs. His collection consisted of bright colors, bell sleeves; Jackets, jumpsuits, flared tops, fitted skirts and pants, beautiful short and long fitted gowns and finally, a beautiful bridal gown.
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi closed the fashion week with her Spring/Summer 2016 ‘Geometric Fusion’ at the Heineken LFDW 2015 finale, playing with digitally created hexagon and triangle using tie and dye from Nike Art Gallery
The foremost Nigerian designer used tie and dye from Nike art gallery and digital images to create hexagon and triangle tesselation prints for this season.
The collection inspired by geometry featured feminine details in solid colours that make them stand out. The designer recalls her love for solid and unique prints in the new collection featuring minimalist maxi dresses, tailored pants, print blouses with details and more.
Fashion finaists like Rayo, Belois, Nathan, and Sisiano kept the audience glued to their seats in awe with their cameras clicking away.
Top designers like Iamsigio, Kunbi, Bridget Waters, House of Kaya and more also thrilled the runway.
House of Kaya
Check out the Lagos Fashion & Design Week Award winners below:
Womenswear Designer of the Year – Amaka Osakwe of Maki Oh
Menswear Designer of the Year – Ohimai Atafo of Mai Atafo Inspired
Outstanding Emerging Designer of the Year – Ejiro Amos Tafiri of Ejiro Amos Tafiri
Ejiro was presented the award, as well as the sum of 1 Million Naira as well as the award.
Accessories Designer of the Year – Zainab Ashadu of Zashadu
Outstanding Model of the Year – Kelvin Godson
Kelvin received a cash prize of Five Hundred Thousand Naira as well as the award!
The Heineken Lagos fashion and Design Week 2015 has finally come to an end, we are anticipating the 2016, so lets watch out.