Nigerian designer Davida showcased fabulous print dresses in blues on the runway at the Arise Magazine Fashion week show; but what we truly love about Davida runway are all the cute little black dresses the models strutted down the runway. It is flattering on every woman and Davida’s unique take on the LBD was absolutely gorgeous!
Ghanaian design label Jil took over the runway with a collection that showed off a creative mix of Kente print and soft lacy. The dresses were fun, flirty, uber feminine and incredibly flattering.
From Ghana to Kenya, Arise Magazine Fashion Week takes us into the intriguing fashion world of Poisa. The Kenyan label by London-trained designer Patricia Mbela featured unique avant garde looks for men and women. The total collection showcased strength and sensuality. We dig the use of gasmasks as props.
Nigerian House of Farrah, created by Fatima Aliyu Garba, infused luxurious, rich designs on to the runway. The ready to wear collection featured dresses that draped the female form like a dream, all in rich shimmering golds and deep purple colours.
Ghanaian designer Christie Brown gave us uber-sexy looks featuring gorgeous dresses with an African twist.
Phunk Afrique from Nigeria brought an interesting combination to the runway, mixing animal print, African fabric and lace.
Kezia Frederick, a designer repping UK/St. Lucia also hit the runway at the AMFW this year. It was a lot of colour to take in and appreciate, but something about the way the look is put together may not appeal to everyone. There’s an “unfinished” quality about it… I think. What I dig? The socks… totally love the colourful “back to school” socks.
Buki Akib’s dark collection of menswear may not be for every fella out there. The Nigerian designer made bold choices and the looks, which are certainly captivating, are for the fearless.