Lagos Fashion Week has been a guiding force in the industry for a while now. The best (and easiest) way to experience raw, real experimental fashion – on the runway and outside the tents.

And while it has served as a stage for showcasing masters of the craft, like Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Lisa Folawiyo and Ituen Basi, as well as new school stars like Maki Oh, Orange Culture and Bridget Awosika – fashion worships change and we are always super excited to see new designers pushing boundaries and changing the conversation around fashion on the continent.

All the designers, new and established showing at the newly re-branded Lagos Fashion Week A/W 18 presentations are undoubtedly talented – but we are most excited about the collections from this new crop of designersa

Style House Files has announced the schedule for the autumn/winter 2018 shows, taking place this weekend, and here are the three designers in the line up that have got us particularly excited.

Emmy Kasbit

This label is known for its show-stopping pieces, favouring flamboyant suiting and  his unique take on proportion; embracing bold, primary colours and sumptuous texture.  Emmy Kasbit blurs the gender lines and his fluid approach to silhouettes are desirable, wearable yet. futuristic.

What we’re excited to see:

The crowd pleasing favourites like his effortless and easy tailoring that will set the style scene in the new season.


Fresh off her Moda Operandi trunkshow and exhibiting at Tranoï, Paris Onalaja’s game changing design never fails to surprise. Her hotly anticipated new collection is sure to showcase her signature mash-up of influences and amazing fabrication, featuring uniquely hand-crafted techniques.

What we are excited to see:

Modern, elegant and ladylike eveningwear, unusual romantic pairings in a muted palette.


Sisiano has already made a name for himself as a designer who is constantly refreshing his vision of femininity. His designs are size inclusive and tell stories of a diverse range of women. Sisiano’s delicate, often ethereal designs have been a firm favourite with consumers and celebrities alike.

What we are excited to see:

Look out for hyper-feminine glamour, imaginatively interpreted  silhouettes and unexpected embellishment.

What designer collections are you looking forward to seeing?

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Lead Image: Onalaja