The ARISE Magazine began its inaugural Fashion Week with a marathon 20 individual shows at the specially erected tents at the Federal Palace, Lagos yesterday.
Local and International models wowed the audiences with a marathon series of back-to-back catwalk shows that made the fashion industry and media announce that African design had been put "firmly on the map thanks to this incredible showcase of 50 designers."
Young Lagos-born designer, Mo Alatise, presented her Viv La Resistance collection, made up of Ostrich-feathers and velvet. She concluded the inaugural Group Show line-up and bought gasps of excitement from the packed audience in the ARISE Magazine Tent.
Alatise said: "I'm ecstatic. I thought it went very well and I'm really pleased with my first ever major show and to have been selected by ARISE to participate. The audience reaction was fantastic."
Madam wokie's couture, Ejiro amos tafiri, Christie brown, Eki orleans, Maki oh, Buki akib, Ituen basi, Korto momolu, Bridget awosika, Amine bendriouich couture & bs, Okunoren twins, Jewel by lisa, Mustafa hassanali, Tiffany amber
Vonne (NIGERIA), Jil (GHANA), Jo Black Craze (NIGERIA), Tsemaye Binitie (UK), Mataano (SOMALIA/US), Chichia (TANZANIA),
Gert-Johan Coetzee (SOUTH AFRICA), Lanre Da-Silva Ajayi (NIGERIA), Laquan Smith (US), Alexander Amosu (UK), Bunmi Koko (UK), - Eredappa (NIGERIA), Bestow Elan (GHANA) , Kluk CGTD (SOUTH AFRICA), Kemkemstudio (NIGERIA), Autumn Adeigbo (US), Deola Sagoe (NIGERIA),
Special performances: Estelle and Naeto C
Photos coming soon!