The prestigious convergence of Nigeria’s top fashion brands at the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week is officially over after four days of runway modeling, music, and interactions.
5 top fashion brands and personalities took home special awards for their fine showing at the event.
The 2015 Lagos Fashion and Design Week showcased designs from the likes of Washington Roberts, Mai Atafo, House of Kaya, Johnson Johnson, Bridget Awosika, Eki Orleans, Sunny Rose, Weirdzdhurm, T.I Nathan, Rayo, Belois, Insignia, April by Kunbi, Sisiano, Nkwo, iAMsigo, Ade Bakare, Kiki Kamanu, Tsemaye Binitie and Lanre Da Silver Ajayi.
The special awards for special brands was announced at the close of the event by the Lagos Fashion and Design Week judges which included Ijeoma Ndekwu, Zara Okpara, Wadami Amolegbe, Ronke and Oyinkan. The judges presented the designers and models with their awards mentioning their remarkable roles in the Nigeria fashion industry over the years.
The 2015 Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week was definitely a success and with the types of designs showcased at this year’s event; it won’t be long before big international brands lose a large chunk of the Nigerian fashion market.
Check out the winners with their plaques below
Menswear Designer of the Year – Ohimai Atafo of Mai Atafo Inspired, Wura
Women’s wear Designer of the Year – Amaka Osakwe of Maki Oh, Wura
Outstanding Emerging Designer of the Year – Ejiro Amos Tafiri of Ejiro Amos Tafiri. Ejiro was presented the award, as well as the sum of 1 Million Naira as well as the award.
Accessories Designer of the Year – Zainab Ashadu of Zashadu, Wura
Outstanding Model of the Year – Kelvin Godson. Kelvin received a cash prize of Five Hundred Thousand Naira as well as the award.