The 20th edition of the ARISE Fashion Week 2023 continued last night with 10 esteemed designers from Africa and the diaspora showcasing their amazing collections, against a backdrop of curated jazz music in celebration of progressive African creativity in fashion and music, as well as ARISE’s role in championing musical and design talents from our continent and beyond.

A record number of fashionista guests made their way onto the blue carpet before the runway show kicked off. The BellaNaija Style team took this opportunity to capture their beautiful glam. We saw big bold afro hairstyles, lengthy braids and elegantly styled weaves as well as soft glams with trendy snatched noses, and overlined lips. Trust us to bring you the best scoop from day 2 of the event. Keep scrolling to see the looks that made this list:

Photography: @itsboye

Sammy Walsh
Ojy Okpe
Vanessa Azar
Seyitan Atigarin
Tania Omotayo
Mary Edoro
Mabel Makun