Top 10 Looks at The 2013 edition of Guaranty Trust Bank Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW)
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The 2013 edition of Guaranty Trust Bank Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) saw more than 40 designers grace the runway, a exhibition of wares from jewellery to handmade soaps to leather shoes, and a display of some of the most talented up-and-coming designer’s pieces on mannequins in the fashion week entry way.
The glitz, glamour and people watching were a sight to behold, and while there are many stories that can be told from the four action-packed days, the real happenings were of course on the runway.
In a review of the catwalk, the 5th + Quansah buying team has rounded up their top 10 looks, in no particular order.
We’re want every single one of the looks Sunny Rose displayed, but in particular these flared, Swarovski embellished Ankara trousers. Shop this look at 5th + Quansah’s LFDW Shop the Show feature.
As big fans of this crowd favourite designer, we were delighted to see some of her looks lean younger and more playful.
We’d wear these embellished Ankara shorts from day into night.
Republic of Foreigner
These two sisters always manage to find themselves ahead of the trend curve.
We love the matchy-matchiness of this look, the bold colour statement, and the most sophisticated tie-dye we’ve ever seen! Shop this look at 5th + Quansah’s LFDW Shop the Show feature.
We’re impressed by both the cleanliness of this look—smooth lines, white background-- and the hint of drama the orange accents give.
Lanre Da Silva Ajayi
There’s a reason why Lanre Da Silva Ajayi is one of the Nigerian designers the world can’t take its eye off of.
We’re enchanted by the modesty of this crop top and the flamboyance of the adjoining maxi skirt.
This young designer stole the show, in our opinion. This was just one example of this budding talent’s ability to merge tailored lines and ladylike details. Shop this look at 5th + Quansah’s LFDW Shop the Show feature.
We love a man in uniform—don’t you? Mai Atafo sent this look, which was one half breezy holiday gear and one half serious structure down the runway to our team’s delight.
Beatrice Black Atari
Ethereal, Grecian and sublime are a few words that popped into our heads as this bright yellow maxi glided along the runway. We’re thinking fabulous summer garden party. Shop this look at 5th + Quansah’s LFDW Shop the Show feature.
Menswear designer Josh Samuels showed why he was the recipient of last year’s LFDW Young Designer award with his cohesive collection.
We especially love the lightweight white trouser shown above. Shop this look at 5th + Quansah’s LFDW Shop the Show feature.
As fans of strategically placed embellishments and bright colours, we found this Wiezdhum Franklin piece to-die-for, though admittedly, would have preferred a less visible undergarment.