My favorite thing about the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week this year is that a good number of pieces are actually very wearable. I love it! I’m making note of the ones I actually love more than most, and these are them.
I know I said I was going to do a round-up of day 1, but I honestly didn’t like the picture quality :(. Forgive me. Day 2 of Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2016 was lit though. FRUCHÉ opened the show with monochrome greatness, RÉ brought the fierceness, and Gozel Green just helped me catch my life.
I’m uber glad designers are coming out to show clothes I actually have interest in wearing. Unfortunately, I am only human and I hate it because I now don’t have money to buy the ones I like. You see life?
Without further ado, here are my favorites from the Heineken LFDW 2016 Day 2
I think I was really taken by FRUCHÉ mostly because of the black and white pieces. Also, I love deep plunges even though I still haven’t bought the courage I’m supposed to use to wear them. This collection definitely hd a lot of hits. There was a red dress that I was ready to sell my friend’s car for. No lie.
Firstly, I love the fusion of aso oke and what I assume is chiffon in these pieces. Secondly, the cuts and the flare are brilliant. It’s simple, but you can tell a lot of thought went into each piece.
Loved the Yellows and the prints. The details are what got with this collection.I noticed a lot of the pieces had tassels, and I wasn’t really into it. I mean, it may float some people’s boats, but it’s not for me.
Yet another time the details of a collection got me. DÈJì ENIOLÁ’s male suits were great, but I loved the androgynous pieces a lot more. I would buy one or two of the trench coats in the collection, and brave the Lagos heat in them. I honestly don’t even care, I just want.
Amédé brought a lot of prints and flowiness. I loved how light all the fabric looked and the way the prints didn’t seem to clash at all. I’d love to wear these because they just look like rich, big woman clothes, you know?
P. O. C
Ii had mixed feelings about this collection mostly because of the prints and style of the pieces. It felt to me like they wanted to be safe, but also a little bit adventurous. Still, there were some I wouldn’t absolutely mind wearing on one or two occasions.
MAXIVIVE – Yegwa in Venezuela
MAXIVIVE’s Yegwa in Venezuela Collection was interesting, to say the least. It works a little bit for me because I understand the inspiration of the collection. But as someone who has no idea about why someone would create these pieces? I’m honestly just here for the bottom pieces.
Maxivive x Bódún
These people came to do show. LOL. But I loved the pieces. Together, it all looked Avant Garde, but the pieces are all very workable. Love it! I’m buying those red pants.
Prints and pastels! Loved the RÉ collection utterly. And the hats?!?! Yes, please! I loved that there was nothing too elaborate about the designs, but they all looked properly tailored. The pieces work as styled, and would also be awesome individually. I hae my eyes on the pink jumpsuit.
Yet another brand that wants to take all of my money.I don’t even care. They should come and take it all, please. Very feminine styles, and bright colours made this collection one of my faves of the night.
Moofa’s collection was very chic, and had a Parisian feel. My favorite thing about it was the sequins details on the outfits. And also the barets. The barets were a nice touch.
This collection was uber casual, in my opinion. It also seemed a bit dull and wasn’t GREAT; but it wasn’t bad either. A bunch of very wearable pieces in there, which honestly works for me.
A red, black and white collection. There were ruffles, palazzo pants, and off-shoulder styles aplenty, but these were my favorites of the collection.
David Tlale and His Family
So, David Tlale had his interns decided to do their own Fashion Focus type thing. It was soooooooooo long and I lost interest along the way. I’m honestly not sure which pieces belong to which intern, so I’m just going to bulk post the ones I like the most.
David Tlale’s own collection was very wispy and faery-like. I loved the feminity and flair of the pieces.
Ejiro Amos Tafiri
Ejiro Amos Tafiri had a lot of flowy pieces that I really liked, but what really moved me was the detailing. Besides that, I wasn’t really moved. I thought the prints were bit dull. I want this red jumpsuit though.
That’s it for Day 2 of Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design week! Which pieces are your favorite? If you want to see more pictures, I started a thread on twitter, and they’ll be up on my tumblr soon as well. See you at Day 3!