|of high-heels, beards and smartphones|
The theme of this year's Lagos Fashion Week modestly reads "Africa: Shaping Fashion's Future".
As I come there at eight thirty in the evening, not much is happening outside the marquee, but judging by the amount of cars parked far away from the entrance, the hall must be packed. There is a relaxed atmosphere as a result of the tiredness that is visible on the staff who has worked there for four days. So no one asks questions.
The marquee is in the dark, the show is about to resume after a break. The white-painted cat-walk reflects the few lights still on, it is time to go back to one's seat. There it is, the first model emerges in the light.
Fashion is fashion, the models have elongated bodies, not much in common with the locally praised "nyash" (voluminous bottom for women) of potential customers.
|from the IamIsigo collection|
Gert Johan Coetzee was the most glamorous and extravagant with a series of black or peach-coloured translucide dresses adorned with stars and amplified by the use of veil. At the end of his show, as a personal proof of his glamour, he ran over the whole catwalk to salute like an excited puppet in pink shorts.
|from the Gert Johan Coetzee collection: your eyes will be full of stars|
|Gert Johan Coetzee|
|Maki Oh: of moon, stars and stripes|
|Amaka Osakwe (Maki Oh)|
|the knitwear collection of Makhosa by Laduma|
|from the Bridget Awosika collection: sweet hearts|
|from the Bridget Awosika collection: not only hearts|
|from the Tsemaye Binitie collection: pastel colors|
|from the Tsemaye Binitie collection: simply red|
|Tiwa Savage and the Heineken collection by Lulu Mutuli and AzraWalji|
|Ehen! Denrele Ebun is having fun|