Lagos Fashion Week begins its “Woven Threads II: Moving Circles” today. The virtual activations will explore distinct textile craftsmanship and its use of embroidery, weaving, spinning, and customization.

Lagos Fashion Week and Style House Files will present Iamisigo, Awa Meité, Nkwo, Emmy Kasbit, Pepper Row, Bloke among others at Woven Threads. These designers’ works highlight the link between the future of fashion and the preservation of textile craftsmanship across the continent as a foundation for cultural and socio-economic sustainability.

The LFW team follows young designer David Dodoo, founder and creative director of Chiip O Neal around his city of Accra, Ghana. He gives us an inside look into the day-to-day processes and the making of the CHIIP O Neal garments.

Chiip O Neal is a contemporary versatile brand that tells transcending global stories of the past, the present, and the future. Through innovative upcycling, exciting embroidery features, cultural & sustainable design aesthetic, Chiip produces inspiringly confident yet valuable functional pieces which are all locally made in Ghana and dedicated to solving a global initiative of fabric waste management.

His collection, ‘Nomadshi’ was inspired by ancient Africa, medieval times and tells a narrative tale of the origination and evolution of mankind.