Thursday, September 23, 2021

LFDW 2015 (Day 1): From Backstage to the Frow & On the Runway!

As we get ready for a second day of catwalks at the 2015 Lagos Fashion & Design Week, Team SPICE are recapping yesterday’s showcase, which brought fantastic things to think about for your wardrobe, seen backstage, on the Frow and on the ramp.

Here’s a little look at what (and who) we saw on Day 1 at the event – take a peek and then get ready for tonight’s second round of epic showcases.

Backstage

Backstage was bursting with colour (and pretty faces)
Backstage was bursting with colour (and pretty faces)

Models were seen relaxed and getting pampered
Models were seen relaxed and getting pampered

All hands on deck saw clothes being steamed, makeup being done and hair perfected...
All hands on deck saw clothes being steamed, makeup being done and hair perfected…

…These two found time for a quick pre-show selfie
…These two found time for a quick pre-show selfie

...Meanwhile, this male model got a quick trim pre-show
…Meanwhile, this male model got a quick trim

The usual pre-show chaos included many models and mascara wands
The usual pre-show chaos included many models and mascara wands

The backstage beauty was on point at Day 1 of LFDW...
The backstage beauty was on point at Day 1 of LFDW…

 

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The vibrant colours from Tiffany Amber's "Marine" collection for Spring/Summer'16 has us dreaming about next season already
The vibrant colours from Tiffany Amber’s “Marine” collection for Spring/Summer’16 had us dreaming about next season from the moment we saw it

Makeup talent Dave Sucre was spied working his magic backstage (see him talk you through your makeup look here in our Beauty Factory series)
Makeup talent Dave Sucre was spied working his magic backstage (see him talk you through your makeup look here in our Beauty Factory series)

SPICE TV's Esso Dike catching all the pre-show action backstage
SPICE TV‘s Esso Dike catching all the pre-show action backstage

Last minute touch-ups to this model's look
Last minute touch-ups to this model’s look

We are all for details like this...
We are all for details like this…

The calm before the storm
The calm before the storm

The Frow

There was a brilliant turn out to yesterday's first round of showcases...
There was a brilliant turn out to yesterday’s first round of showcases, these fabulous ladies reaping Poosh on the front row…

?? Bola Bolagun was spied having a great time
Media personality Bola Bolagun was spied having a great time

…As was designer Lisa Folawiyo
…As was designer Lisa Folawiyo

Titilope, Lisa Folawyio and Bola Bolagun were caught having fun on the Frow too - and wow did they come dressed for it...

?? Noble Igwe came dapper and ready to admire the designs on the catwalk
Fashion-loving entrepreneur, Noble Igwe was also seen well-styled and looking ready to admire the designs on the catwalk

….But Mr Igwe wasn't the only dapper gent on the Frow, with blogger Fisayo Longe seen besides another well-dressed young man in a pink suit
….But Mr Igwe wasn’t the only dapper gent on the Frow, with blogger Fisayo Longe seen besides another well-dressed young man in a pink suit

Kelechi Amadi Bi, Tife and Ezinne Chinkata were seen sitting together, taking in the talent on the ramp
Kelechi Amadi-Obi seen here with blogger Ezinne Chinkata, taking in the talent on the ramp

Blogger and fashion consultant Diana Opoti and magazine editor Dimeji Alara were seen spectating together
And blogger and fashion consultant Diana Opoti came in from Kenya for the event, seen perched with magazine editor Dimeji Alara on the front row

Vlogger and photographer Yagazi Emezi on the front row - see her photo diary for SPICE here
Naija’s top vlogger and photographer Yagazi Emezi was also seen on the Frow taking in the catwalk. See what she saw via her photo diary for SPICE here

The Catwalk

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Opening the show was Tiffany Amber’s “Marine” collection, which we are so ready to dive into next season

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The designer seen here taking her finale bow

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Models at Re Bahia (now known as Re) came out in fun colours and cute shapes

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The designer’s signature cutout, leaf-like details were present for Spring/Summer’16 too

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Label Luvita inspired us to go shopping, immediately

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…And this is the ensemble we’ll be looking for

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Traditional tie dye vibes walked the ramp at Zapel’s showcase

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We applauded the designer so hard for her colourful work

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POC’s show started with a bit of mystery…

 

…Before an army of monochrome things for men walked the ramp
…Before an army of monochrome things for men walked the ramp

We loved fun silhouettes from Omilua
We loved fun silhouettes from O’Milua

…And Maxivive had some interesting ideas for menswear for next season
…And Maxivive had some interesting ideas for menswear for next season

Mo'Fari started out with some power-dressing in potent colours
Mo’Fari started out with some power-dressing in potent colours

…And ended with a bride
…And ended with a bride

 

While our favourite label Grey gave us lots of looks to consider shopping for
Our favourite label Grey gave us lots of looks to consider shopping for

 

As did Kinabuti with their "Rome" collection
As did Kinabuti with their “Rome” collection

We loved Sophie Zinga's clean silhouettes and minimal palette
We loved Sophie Zinga’s clean silhouettes and minimal palette

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…The line consisted of white mainly, with vivd orange and a blue in the mix

 

Kenneth Ize brought men's and womenswear to LFDW
Kenneth Ize brought men’s and womenswear to LFDW

Working with stripes and patchworked colour he really made an impression on the crowds
Working with stripes and patchworked colour he really made an impression on the crowds

At Amede, there was a lot of fun going on with print and colour.
At Amede, there was a lot of fun going on with print and colour.

…Including the designer's own ensemble, seen as she took her bow
…Including the designer’s own ensemble, seen as she took her bow

For Funke Adepoju there were pretty hues and delicate details...
For Funke Adepoju there were pretty hues and delicate details…

 

…From front to back
…From front to back

While Mi Le brought that signature quirk
While Mi Le brought that signature quirk

 

…The lavish style of the label was seen throughout the entire collection
…The lavish style of the label was seen throughout the entire collection

And lastly, Onwuchewkwa gave us good things for men to look forward to for next season
And lastly, Onwuchewkwa gave us good things for men to look forward to for next season

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The palette dipped from strong red and monochrome to a prettier, pastel hue with flower appliqués that are so Spring-ready

Lots of things to be thinking about for next season – but first, we’ve Day 2 to crack on with.

Let us know what you think to the designers who’ve showcased so far, by tagging us in your comments online @SPICETVAFRICA, where you can also follow us for live updates from Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2015 till the event ends on Saturday 31st of October.

Image source: Leke Imperial for SPICE TV, Lagosfashionanddesignweek.com

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