By Joyce Awele.
Hello everyone, i’m sorry i have being a little MIA…. Anyways am back now to give you whats New and Hot *winks*
Backstage And Runway.
Light, music and runway. it was a night filled with fabulosity for me as i could not just help but buzz uncontrollably on my seat as fashion designers displayed their outfits on the stage. Seeing fashion at its best,the show which took place at OceanView in Victoria Island, Lagos brought together not only designers from Nigeria but abroad as well. designers such as Wana Sambo, Weizdum, Valerie David, Kinabuti, Samson Shoboye and Kola Kuddus,Maureen Ikem,Christie Brown,Ella and Gabby graced the event.
Now let me show you some of my favorite back stage moments
Right here the female models had somewhat minimal make up. A few colored lips here, but more generally, everything was kept quite nude and bronze, with defined eyebrows and heavy eyelashes, no overly bold colors.
Day 1 featured high ponies.
With the men, Day 1 was pretty basic .
When some of the men walked out, i got a modern day, African Jesus vibe, except the crown of thorns which was just a crown of leaves, thankfully *whew!
some interesting hairstyles from some of the malemodels
From the Runway,It’s only fair to start with Sunny Rose’s S/S ’14 Collection. speaking with the designer Maureen Ikem after the show ,i learnt that the collection was inspired by the French Riviera. The idea behind the collection according to her was to “create elaborate clothes for women so they feel great about themselves”. something very interesting was that she kept colors to a minimum with whites and reds. Her collection featured a lot of lace and silk creating very elegant pieces and the ambience of the show was fantastic, what better music to play than Justin Timberlake’s ‘Take Back The Night?’
Christie Brown gave us super quirky on the runway last night! It was a somewhat Afrocentric show, right down to the music; which is what i particularly loved.she gave some chiffon, some laser cuts, bold yellows and aqua. Let’s not forget the defined shapes and how lady-like a lot of the pieces were. To top it off, there were some amazing neck pieces . i definitely got “that modern woman who seeks a true taste of Africa.”
Ella and Gabby also featured a lot of silk, lace and prints. Defined waists and very strong silhouettes which brought a very lady-like collection. Definitely a lot of amazing evening wear. truly did get luxury, elegance and style!
So…keep watching this space for Day Two *winks