On day two of Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, there were more interesting collections. Ankara was the ready staple for most designers – meshed, combined, and constructed with sheer fabrics. Miceserah Fashion House delighted the audience with its slim-fit midi dresses, tilted vintage hats that gave the impression of suspension, big sleeves, and jackets. They were the only models who had models strutting the runway with their breasts visibly shown through black shimmering gauzy dresses. However, the incorporation of the bridal pieces in the collection stood out incongruously. The theme for Tash Godwin‘s collection revolved around love, symbolised with a long stalk of red rose held delicately by the models. Eve Designs from Morocco utilised bondage aesthetics – gold neck cuffs and elaborate gold ringed spikes clamped around the waist, and long black shimmering dress donned over swimwear.
Perhaps the best on the night with tidy, neat tailoring was Neopele Concept, sticking to black and white for suits, with stripped and diagonal patterns. Blingshiki, another label from Morocco, served up chiffon kaftan with hoods, supple satins draped around models, and asymmetrical blousy shirts. Signature Secret Africa had a flamboyant display of models wearing large rattan hats and holding flame-lit lanterns of different colours.
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Photo credit: King Solomon Ekhaiyeme