The 2016 edition of the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week (HLFDW) promises to be more interesting as prominent Nigerian designers, Mai Atafo and Ejiro Amos Tafiri will showcase their Heineken inspired collections at the four-day event that celebrates the fashion industry while also bringing buyers, media and fashion lovers together.
Fashion can drive economic growth, says Omoyemi Akerele
As Nigeria continues to battle economic recession, with the government looking to economic diversification as one of the ways of easing off the hardship, fashion industry may be one of the key drivers of such diversification said Omoyemi Akerele, the founder of Style House Files and Lagos Fashion and Desing Week.
Itam’s signature headpieces
Kingsley Ita is passionate about hats and loves making them for ladies who love classy things. The Architect who has a millinery brand known as ITAM By Kings signature ...
Forget Paris, focus on Tokyo, Japan fashion told
Tokyo may be the style capital of Asia, but with South Korea and China snapping at its heels and Japan's most iconic brands rooted in Europe, the city is being urged to haul its fashion week into the big leagues.
Accra fashion week fights for female empowerment
As the music booms and the lights flare, a model sashays down the runway at Accra Fashion Week in Ghana. But the focus isn’t on her high-waisted black leather skirt.
Lagos anticipates Heineken Fashion and Design Week this October
Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week will return for its 6th edition from October 26-29 with the brand as the headline sponsor. The annual event, which attracts over 6,000 fashion insiders, including buyers, retailers, local and international press, celebrities,...
Arab Fashion Week closes with Warhol-inspired designs
French-Lebanese designer Ingie Chalhoub has closed a busy Arab Fashion Week with a collection inspired by American pop art icon Andy Warhol.
Fashion month round up
The thing I love most about fashion week in Nigeria is that it is always unpredictable. Making predictions about possible new trends this early in the game is not only faux pas but also basically impossible.
‘I get my inspiration from artworks, colours, environment and nature’
I use to draw and sketch when I was younger. I love colours. My parents wanted me to be a medical doctor but at the end of the day, I couldn’t gain admission to study medicine because my cut-off mark was low.