After the ARISE Fashion Week 2019 shows, BellaNaija Style asked a few BellaStylistas in Lagos about their favourite collections this season and here’s what they had to say.
The shows and the display of talent, as usual were very exciting for me to be a part of, as a fashion lover above all else.
I was very happy to see many of the designers but these were my very favourite shows:
Tokyo James who I felt presented a collection that was extremely well thought out. Every piece contributed to the story and I especially loved how the collection was put out in terms of styling. One piece that caught my eye on a personal level, was a green asymmetrical shirt dress, we just connected and I was like. I’d wear that! Lol
Papa Oppong’s galactic patterns on oversize silhouettes was very fun and presented a playful vibe which was refreshing to see.
Bridget Awosika’s knack for creating a collection where every single piece is covetable is why I admire the designer show after show, year after year, and she definitely did not disappoint. I feel like the pieces are a higher level of chic to what’s easily obtainable or aspired to.
If I had to pick one favourite runway all together, it would have to be the Kenneth Ize showing. I love that he balanced out the fanfare and seemingly overwhelming-ness of that many colours and stripes with shapes and styles that felt very easy to wear, well-tailored and flattering at the same time. That for me is incredible to see in a collection.