Lagos Fashion Week has always been a staple for introducing the fashion world to emerging talent in Africa. Every season countless fashion lovers flock to Lagos in hopes of catching a glimpse at the future of fashion.

This season, we are excited to see at least seven new designers presenting their collections for the first time on the LFWNG runways. If like us,  always eager to know new designers and emerging labels with fresh creations, here is your guide to the newcomer brands to know this season.



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Menswear brand ÀSSIÀN, founded in 2016 by Matiu Gordon produces versatile pieces that are the cornerstones of the modern individual’s wardrobe. The label whose roots lie in the democracy of style at every size; designs with the client’s body form and lifestyle in mind with modern pieces made with luxurious materials.

Meite Awa


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Designer and Director Awa Meïté van Til‘s approach is to find local economic alternatives to help meet the challenges of modern times, such as the migration crisis, climate challenges, improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable communities, including women and youth, and preservation of knowledge and know-how. In 2007, she launched the annual international festival, Daoulaba meaning “Meetings around Cotton”.



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Launched in 2015, RICKDUSI prides itself on impeccable design aesthetics, beautifully executed fashion, a refreshing and authentic approach to menswear fashion, as well as endless opportunities in exploring interesting shapes, cuts, colours, and silhouettes.

Larry Jay


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Founded in 2016 by Larry Jafaru, Larry Jay is an African inspired ready-to-wear and accessories brand that focuses on timeless ethical clothes and accessories for the modern and antique generations. Using his Ghanaian surroundings of nature, art, and culture to inform his design path, Jafaru incorporates local fabrics and traditional East and West African references (think boubou-inspired cuts and jute detailing) into urban silhouettes.

Haute Baso


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Haute Baso is an ethical fashion brand for the modern individual looking for thoughtful, simple and functional designs. The Rwanda-based brand is centered around the belief that “two heads are better than one” using fashion as vehicle for positive change towards the empowerment of women and youth who are integral to our value chain while contributing to preservation of culture in Rwanda.

Katush by Katungulu Mwendwa


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Katungulu Mwendwa designs timeless, transcendent casual and semi-formal wear that extends beyond any season. Experimenting with modern techniques, innovative fabrics and traditional methods.


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