The industry’s biggest fashion houses, from Bridget Awosika to Tsemaye Binitie, have spent months perfecting their Autumn/Winter 2018 collections. And from March 23rd-25th, designers will get a chance to showcase their stunning designs in front of editors, celebrities and fashion aficionados at the Lagos Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018 Presentations.

Luckily, some designers have given us the opportunity to get a glimpse before it is all out. Ahead of the Onalaja showcase today, we had a quick chat with Kanyinsola Onalaja about what to expect this season.

The Inspiration Behind the Collection
This season, I really wanted to steer the brand towards a slightly new direction. I stripped back the usual fuss and excess and reverted to a “new clean aesthetic” focusing on tailored aspects with subtle hints of the usual demi-couture elements that are true to the brands DNA (Heritage, Artisanal Craftsmanship, Quality and Luxury).

You will still see our hand beaded, hand- painted and manipulated elements, however.
Although I do look to trends, it usually is not my go-to starting point. Developing a concept and researching various topics with historical references are always a must!.

Favourite Piece from the Collection
Definitely a hand-beaded two-piece number. But you are going to have to wait to see that!

The Importance of Fashion Week
Fashion week is always the perfect opportunity for me to showcase new elements and characteristics of the brand and to truly give a glimpse each season of how the brand continues to grow and form its identity.

Stay tuned to us for even more coverage from Lagos Fashion Week and see more #LFWNG18 Sneak Peek from other designers here.