The hub of activity that is Lagos Fashion Week has finally come to an end for 2018. It’s been 4 days of exciting fashion buzz all over the city of Lagos and for my third year in a row, I’ve been able to attend all 3 exciting days for the runway shows. I’ve also been privileged to showcase alongside seasoned fashion designer, Mai Atafo, with my leather accessories brand, KISARA.
In this post today I’ll be sharing my looks for all days of Lagos Fashion Week 2018 and my “Curvy Girl Picks” from each collection I loved this year. I’m limiting myself to one or two picks
or three if I absolutely must from each designer (it will be hard because I’m what you’d call a fashion glutton… but it must be done). Enjoy!
For Day 2, channelling by inner Nubian queen/Erykah Badu according to the compliments I got, I wore a 2 piece set from an up and coming brand called Liv & Eve. My stylist Loveth Ikwu put me in an orange turban and finished the look with some yellow shoes I got from Asos.
For makeup, I’ve been feeling really bold with my choices recently especially when it comes to eye looks. Beauty by Tejj and Taos Beauty Hub hooked me up with glossy lids and lips, with a hint of green for that extra pop of colour.
While sitting 2nd Row behind some of the world’s most famous fashion designers, editors and alongside other industry folks, I enjoyed collections form Nack Apparel, Fruché, Ladunni Lambo, DNA by Iconic Invanity and Neka Youth.
Curvy Girl Picks from Day 2
DNA by Iconic Invanity
On Day 3, I wore a black jumpsuit from another designer on the rise, The Chic Faculty. I tend to run from jumpsuits because I’m NOT one size from top to bottom so it can be quite tricky to find one that fits but this black jumpsuit was a break from the norm. I wore the jumpsuit with simple black shoes also from ASOS.
Curvy Girl Picks from Day 3
Demure by Denike
Ejiro Amos Tafiri
I got comments about me disguising/hiding my body for the first two days of the runway shows so I decided to do something a little different/expected on the final day. I wore a green, fitted pencil dress from Amy Chilaka (one of the successes from our first fitting) which has now be named the Eki dress… Oh Yes!
Curvy Girl Picks from Day 4
Maxhosa by Laduma
As you can see, some of my absolute favourite designers had to have more than 3 picks, c’est la vie! My picks were based solely on my personal style and what I’d like to wear right off the runway (smh… despite sizing issues) as a pear-shaped girl with unproportional measurements.
There weren’t a lot of thicker models on the runway, again the plus size community was not well represented as it would be with the About That Curvy Life collective. Honestly, I was thrilled about that development but this year I was disappointed to see that ATCL was not on the schedule. I personally feel this should be a constant part of LFW because having just another plus size fashion week somewhere else just won’t cut it. If we can’t be all-inclusive then having a teeny tiny drop of plus size models/fashion in a pool of slim models would have been nice..
Thank you to every brand who made it possible for me to look good while I enjoyed the runway shows this year.
Hope you enjoyed my Lagos Fashion Week round-up.
Catch you next time. Xx