It is safe to say that womenswear brand FIA is taking the Nigerian fashion industry by storm with their unique interpretation of women’s wear.
On the 15th of April 2018, the eccentric and quirky brand showcased their latest collection at their new flagship store at the Black Building, Plot 4 Fatai Arobieke, Off Admiralty Road, Lekki Phase1. The collection inspired by FIA’s need to communicate who they were as a brand, stunned the runway with their delivery and genius colour palette ranging from burnt orange, green, grey, white and of course black. As a philanthropic gesture and out of their love for fashion, FIA helped launch a new menswear brand Bosi Monu which opened as a pre-show to FIA’s jaw-dropping collection.
The collection incorporated FIA’s signature geometrical cuts and shapes and took viewers to on a journey infused with energy, passion and authenticity.
Speaking about the event were FIA creators Funke, Ijeoma and Abi who expressed their gratitude and excitement saying,
We are so blessed to have people come to support us as we reintroduce our brand to Nigeria, FIA is our passion and we hope that the public falls in love with our brand, just as much as we’ve fallen in love with our customers. We hope the Nigerian fashion industry appreciates what we have to offer and we are looking forward to proliferating the fashion industry with daring fashions that accentuate the fun, yet sophisticated side of the modern day, Nigerian women.
Present at the event were friends, family and fellow designers including The Lady maker, Ugo Monye, Bridget Awosika, Uju Offiah of Meena and Abaya Lagos amongst many others all clad in their fashionably quirky outfits. Also present were notable fashion influencers and industry experts; Denola Grey and Latasha Ngwube, as well as Veronica Odeka, Mimi Onalaja, Kayla Oniwo, Ini Idima Okojie and Noble Ezeala.
The experiential event showcased not only fashion but incorporated elements of art, with a mini-exhibition by My Drim Gallery and mouthwatering Italian treats by Chef Benedict and Uzo Umeh’s Mexican cuisine Elpadrino, Amarula infused cocktails Cocktails, cakes by Ajoke Cakes, goody bags by HSE Gourmet Cuisine, C&C Luxe and Yanga beauty, intoxicating scents by Owambe candles as well as flawless Décor by wedding guru’s Christine Ogbeh. The makeup maestros House of Tara in conjunction with stylist extraordinaire, Daniel Obasi worked tirelessly to execute the flawless looks.
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