ARISE Fashion Week is set to make a grand return from March 30th to April 2nd at the Lagos Continental Hotel this year.

Over the years,  the four-day event has helped to put Nigeria firmly on the global fashion map, showcasing and promoting African designers on the runways of the world, from London’s famous Royal Albert Hall, to Washington DC’s powerful Kennedy Center, to the legendary triple appearance during New York’s iconic Fashion Week, to vivacious Lagos and Abuja, to magnetic Johannesburg and Cape Town and to the fabulous Paris.

It is known to be a leading platform for designers and artists to showcase their collections in a contemporary way with top fashion icons and leading models such as Naomi Campbell, Alek Wek, Liya Kedebe, Oluchi Orlandi and others walking on its runways for internationally acclaimed designers such as Gavin Rajah, Ozwald Boateng, David Thale, LaQuan Smith, Lanre DaSilva, DEOLA, Jewel By Lisa, Ituen Basi, Odion Mimonet among others.

Ozwald Boateng, ARISE Fashion Week 2012

From March 30th to April 2nd at the Lagos Continental Hotel, ARISE Fashion Week 2018 #AFW2018 will once again showcase the best and brightest fashion designers from around the world.

The runway shows in Lagos will feature 45 designers from 15 countries including South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, India, France, Morrocco, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Caribbean and Nigeria. As is custom. the best of these will be selected to showcase during NYFW in September this year.

According to the Co-Producer, Ruth Osime:

We are excited to bring world-class fashion back to Lagos in the real sense of it. The bar will definitely be raised once more with strong collaborations, innovation, and creativity.

The official designers for this year’s fashion showcase will be unveiled this week.

Visit @arisefashionweek on Instagram for more information.