Nigerian Fashion Retail Company New 3 Old 6, Launches The First Ever Lagos Style Festival featuring Funke Adepoju, Grey and more…
Lagos Style Festival
When: 29th April – 1st May 2016
Venue: New 3 Old 6 Ogbunike Street, Lekki Phase 1
Lagos Style Festival is a 3-day kaleidoscope of Art, Design, Fashion, Music and Video. Visitors are invited to engage all their senses as they make their way through the multiple installations and events on its opening night.
Day 2, caters to guests ‘Mind Body & Soul’, providing a holistic collection of engaging events, which include a FREE morning classes in High Intensity Interval Training, Yoga and Guided Meditation you’re more than welcome to stop off for our Mindful Colouring sessions later in the day.
Day 3, which falls on May Day brings Fashion Retail Store Meidei into focus as the store celebrates all 42 Nigerian Brands housed under its roof including; Ada by Alter Ego, Funke Adepoju, Grey, Mi-Le, Rayo and V-Label amongst others with a Fashion Party, and a Male Model Auction.
The festival will be filled with lots of exciting activities from the launch of the Tiki Bar, Shaks Shak, Henna, musical intervals from jazz sensation TJ Emore and the Video Art Network, Face painting, Live Portrait Painting’s from artist Tunde Abisoye, soulful house, hip hop and afro beat curated by Organized Noise. In House; Bridal Pal and All Things Girlie have teamed up for an afternoon with Wedding experts and professionals for upcoming brides in a bid to reduce the stress of wedding planning; featuring guest planners, bridal wear designers and food vendors amongst others as BFS Artistry compliments this event by running make up tutorials with a focus on Bridal looks, and Nectar Studio sets up a braid bar for all looking to capture the festival style complete with free hair garners, while The Scrub Station runs skin analysis sessions at discounted rates to name a few.
Guests are welcome to take advantage of festival freebies and promo’s alongside flash sales of up to 60% off.
The Lagos Style Festival Supported by Absolute, Fashion Business Africa, HauTeFashionAfrica.com, Redrick PR & Strong Bow.
New 3 Old 6 is an Uptown Department store with a proudly African Ethos which currently houses the uptown bohemian store Meidei with anchor stores from Grey, Adey Soile, 24 Apparel and Eve and Tribe. Health and beauty salon Nectar Studio and The Scrub Station, Luxury gift sourcing and wrapping company The Luxury Muse and newly launched Tiki bar Shaks Shak.
Omoyemi Akerele discusses Couture from Africa at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s (FIT) : The Hand of Fashion, a Series of Conversations Addressing Sustainable Practices for the Fashion Industry with Simone Cipriani
The series of discussions intend to widen the understanding of sustainability in fashion design, and to enable and encourage sustainable thinking as part of fashion which will help establish a new normal in the industry. All events in the series are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested. RSVP for these and future The Hand of Fashion events, including with Nigerian Fashionpreneur, Omoyemi Akerele below:
Couture from Africa:
Omoyemi Akerele — Founder and Creative director at Lagos Fashion & Design Week and Style House Files
Wednesday, February 24, 6 pm — John E. Reeves Great Hall
Africa has been identified as the new home of couture by such luminaries as Vogue Italia Editor in Chief, Franca Sozzani. Cipriani will discuss couture fashion with Omoyemi Akerele, the creator of the Lagos Fashion & Design Week.
The Hand of Fashion is presented by FIT’s School of Arts and Design and the School of Graduate Studies.
To register, go to www.fitnyc.edu/24883.asp. to also see the other Hand of Fashion Events.
Nigerian Supermodel Oluchi Orlandi becomes New Face of the first African Luxury Fragrance, Scent of Africa.
On the 14th of November, 2015, a leading beauty manufacturing company launched Scent of Africa, Africa’s first luxury fragrance, at the exclusive Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra, Ghana with over 300 guests.
The product was launched via theatrical performances incorporating a diverse representation of African regions including South African fire-breathers, a gum boot mining simulation and product unveiling by super model, Oluchi Orlandi and World Cup Champion and international footballer, Marcel DeSailly, Scent of Africa’s official celebrity brand ambassadors.
Wearing Tiffany Amber
The Scent of Africa bottle is designed in Africa’s instantly recognizable and iconic shape. The gold colour of Scent of Africa for Woman, illustrates the magnetism of today’s African woman while the silver colour of Scent of Africa for Man, represents the modern distinguished African gentleman.
Scent of Africa will retail in Ghana and Nigeria with a continental and international distribution roll-out for will commence throughout 2016.
Fashion month started in a full swing in September from far away southern hemisphere of Cape Town and ended on a very high note for us down here at the edge of the Atlantic in Lagos, between which were London, Paris and New York. With every new season are new trends that are birthed, others are re-visited, while the most notorious stick around for as long as we keep wanting them – one of the most notable trend in Lagos for instance was the major influence of Aso-Oke the traditionally sourced and produced Nigerian fabric that without a doubt is here to stay.
Below are two of our most noticeable trends from each of the fashion weeks across the fashion weeks named above.
1. Cape Town Fashion Week SS 16
Next season is definitely a colourful one as demonstrated on the Adriaan Kuiters, Craig Native and Ruff Tung catwalks. Models walked out with an air of dominance in designs made out of a hundred colours.
2. New York Fashion Week ss 16
Mimi Plange, BCBG Max Azria and Edun all went for sporty luxe as their models were dressed in Sport inspired outfits.
3. London Fashion Week SS 16
4. Paris Fashion Week SS 16
Metallic effects, shimmer, glitter, brocade and glossy patent leather were highlights for spring/summer 2016, with many designers opting for magpie-worthy fabrics and decorations. Lanvin presented a collection rich in surreal, shiny 70’s disco era inspired fabrics.
70’s Rock and Roll edge
For many designers in Paris, the 70’s edge was a major point of reference in their collections especially for Saint Laurent who had his men in the coolest boy band biker and bomber jackets with knit scarves draped around their necks with hairstyles that looked like something out of a rock concert.
5. Lagos Fashion & Design Week SS’16
Aso-Oke dominated the catwalk – There was a tsunami – like renaissance of Nigeria’s foremost traditionally sourced and produced aso-oke fabric in Lagos as designers such as Ré, Nkwo, IAmIsigo, Kenneth Ike’s collections were all greatly influenced by this trend.
There’s no denying this season has up’d the stylish trends, and we are looking forward to seeing them all interpreted.
Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, Mai Atafo, Maki Oh win at the Lagos Fashion & Design Week 5th Year Anniversary Awards.
The Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2015, ended its spring/summer 2016 shows with a 5th year award ceremony to recognize and celebrate the success of 5 creatives on the scene who have been consistent in fine tuning their craft and positioning their brands for success in the Nigerian fashion industry.
The Categories and winner were:
Ejiro Amos Tafiri for Outstanding Emerging Designer (Fashion and Retail).
This Category serves as a platform to inspire designers from the Lagos Fashion & Design Week Young Designer/Fashion Focus Alumni group. She also received a cheque for One Million Naira.
Mai Atafo for Menswear Designer of the year
Mai Atafo is known for his exquisite craftsmanship, for consistently raising the bar year after year, for being very passionate about training local talent, for investing funds in training his team and for being passionately involved in the growth and development of the Nigerian Fashion Industry!
Amaka Osakwe, Creative Director of Maki Oh for Womenswear Designer of the Year.
The Maki Oh brand is outstanding. It has set a mark for Nigerian fashion on a global scale, with pieces worn by FLOTUS; Michelle Obama, Actress Lupita Nyong’o, DJ and designer: Solange amongst others. But more importantly, the Creative Director has given new meaning and value, through her designs, to “Adire” our local tie and dye methodology of creating prints.
Other winners of the night included Zainab Ashadu – Accessories Designer of the Year & Kelvin Godson Effange – Model of the Year.