After a season of style week held literarily in our properties, sheltering in place with family members, no less than for the luckiest, draconian restrictions arrange by the federal government to assist curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus has been lifted, and style will as soon as once more have its day below the solar. Living proof, Lagos Trend Week is upon us. After spending final weekend in Ghana for the Glitz Africa Trend Week, the style caravan has arrived in Lagos for LFW.
This yr is especially vital for the now decade-old style occasion as this will likely be its tenth present. The theme for this season is #TheFutureStartsNow, which could be very a lot on-trend with the worldwide conversations about the way forward for style. The exhibits this yr will characteristic an array of LFW staple designers; ATAFO, Orange Tradition, Emmy Kasbit, and a few designers displaying for the primary time like rising model VicNate.
For some seasons now, menswear designers have persistently stolen the present, making main statements on the runway, like Orange Tradition and Ugo Monye in 2019. In order that they don’t hit you abruptly this weekend, our editors have put collectively a listing of menswear designers that you have to be looking out for.
Beneath, see the menswear designers to take a look at for throughout style week this weekend:
Identified for its intricate prints and oriental inspiration, TJ Who has offered itself as a pressure in Nigerian style. Already the likes of Burna Boy are rocking items from the model.
The Nigerian androgynous model Orange Tradition has calved a distinct segment for itself with a cult following that features the likes of Rita Dominic and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In 2019, it was a part of the lineup for New York Trend Week.
The London-based model Tokyo James has been pushing the sartorial boundaries of menswear for years, naming style nerds like Lewis Hamilton and Patoranking as followers. Its most up-to-date assortment incorporates a two-piece gold wire lace set. Sure, that very one Burna Boy wore giving a tour of his home for Architectural Digest just lately.
Lagos Area Programme
Lagos Area Programme attracts closely from its Nigerian roots. The designers use all the pieces from tie and dye to wool within the creation of ethereal items, pushing as CNN opined “a genderless Nigerian style to the world.”
Emmy Kasbit is the model that reduce its enamel rethinking how aso-oke could be utilised within the Nigerian style area. He took the material from head and waist wraps to tuxedoes in vivid colourways that Flavour is obsessive about.
JZO is a pointy rising Nigerian model catering to the numerous males who’re in search of new methods to think about the basic menswear staple- the go well with. The final assortment from the model included amongst different issues cut up trousers and crop tuxedoes.
Bloke is understood for its artsy experimentations with tie and dye in its items, producing totally different iterations of patterns. The model has been a champion of native artisans, enlisting them within the creation of its items.