Runway Review – Day 1 & Day 2 At #HeinekenLFDW2016
Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2016 started off with quite the boom! So far it has been refreshing and exciting to be a part of- from the street style to red carpet looks, it has been an amazing experience thus far.
However, in this post we will be focusing on the runway displays and some designers I believe made a lasting impression. Here they are;
This collection was one after my heart, it certainly got the cue ready-to-wear but from a tasteful and modern perspective. As the models started to strut the runway, it was evident most women could resonate with the collection because I have never seen fringe details, overlapping hems, layered dresses, cut out, thigh-high slits with zigzag details, voluminous sleeves among others look so effortlessly put together. It is indeed a collection after my heart.
I am mostly biased when it involves Sisiano’s collection because to me, he can do no wrong and that is for good reason. I really loved the collection he showcased, and after he explained how blooming flowers were an inspiration for the collection, it all made more sense. Sisiano’s display was filled with feminine and fragile looks, which was insync with the theme – Desert Rose.
The collection had some of Sisiano’s signature looks, which were flowy aesthetics, elaborate fringe details in pastel colours. Also available were overlapping tops, ruffled hems and reinforced waist centric silhouettes in burgundy,red and white. A significant look in the collection was the sheer – flower like adornment placed on models to signify the theme of them collection. As a whole, this was a beautiful display to behold.
This collection was world class, the nomadic fusion was well thought of and from the beginning of the showcase till the end, you could see the fluency of the looks and more importantly the story of the collection. It was more than just form fitting dresses, detailed hems, geometric cuts, and asymmetrical hems, it was a movement that projected the creativity and art of the designer and that is what made this collection a lovely one.
After viewing this collection, every woman would certainly want one or two in her closet. It was a beautiful collection where fabrics and designs came together to make a delectable combination. The floral appliqued dresses were gorgeous to behold, and the elaborate designs, puffy sleeves, flared dresses and intricate details made this an embodiment of modern women’s fashion.
This day brought a different take to the runway.
His collection showcase was of international standard, the forty piece showcase had a different tone to every look. The delicate fabrics and intricate designs displayed made me feel like I was sitting at a runway show in Paris or Milan. I loved the personalisation of each look, I loved that his attention to every detail was very evident and most especially he gave us international standards.
I love when new comers give the older generation a run for their money and that is exactly what Ladunni Lambo’s collection did. The fusion of Aso-oke to fabrics was genius which made up the collection filled with flared tulle bustier, skirts with pleats, detailed bodice on a sheer dresses, bardot bodycon with cutout details, cape over skirts with sashes among others.
Other collections that interested me were:
Images by: Kola Oshalusi of Insigna