Trends from ARISE Fashion Week 2018
ARISE Fashion Week (AFW), like most fashion weeks, brings forth a fashion overdose over a course of three to four days. At the show, which held at the Lagos Continental Hotel, the makeup was fierce, the clothes over-the-top and the stars shone the brightest.
There is also a certain kind of awakening; old trends die, new ones are born and classics are re-invented. Fringe walks the thin line between love and hate, and sheers swap between immaculate and perverse.
We take a look at the fashion trends that have emerged from AFW 2018.
1. Fair sheer
Sheer outfits create a certain shock value regardless of the fact that they aren’t necessarily new. Designers like Lanre Da Silva found new ways to keep this trend interesting as her pieces had a sheer ombre effect. This sheer look made appearances in so many shows including Style Temple.
2. Industry worker
Oversize, dark colours and belts; this made-to-look-like trend is the new go-to for fashion darlings. Industrial styles started out in accessories like handbags and shoes but over the years, has filtered into clothes with very little edit done to them. The look works for both men and women and covers a wide range when it comes to styling.
3. Clean lines
White, beige and brown outfits that stray from the body are one way to pull together a clean outfit that includes no fuss. The simplicity is what makes it striking. With clean lines, a certain restriction is needed to avoid pilling on accessories. The idea behind it is simple: less is more.
An edgier version of the Cinderella dresses reigned on the runway, with flares that start below the bust, intricate cuts and layers to create a heavy effect. This is a sure sign that this trend will pull focus at any event.
The fashion world is one way to make a stance in a powerful way. Strong women cannot be ignored. What’s better than one supermodel on the runway? Three! Supermodels Imaan Hamaan, Naomi Campbell and Oluchi Orlandi hit the AFW runway and were gifts that just kept on giving. They grand opened and closed shows for certain designers wrapped in well-tailored clothes. Iconic!