Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Just got back from my Lagos trip. I was fortunate enough to cover the Arise Fashion show, better known as the AMFW (thank you very much!) at the Federal Palace Hotel in V.I.
How to describe it? Well, it was many things; colourful, creative, hectic (mad!) and unexpected are some of the better qualifiers. In spite of incredible challenges, the designers worked hard to produce shows good to rival anything you will see in London or New York. Kudos to them all!
My personal take is that it was worth seeing (very much so in fact). Spread over four days, models dripping with attitude trampled across a silvery, sometimes wonky catwalk to showcase designs of not only Africa's best and most promising but also international designers like Gavin Rajah and Petrou/Man.