Lagos Fashion Week is set to return from October 27 to October 30 at the Lagos Fashion Week Tents, Federal Palace Hotel.
This follows a long break occassioned by the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The theme for this year’s event is tagged #TheFutureStartsNow, which speaks to the need for a global fashion industry that preserves and conserves the environment, and values people over profit.
“The future of fashion for the next decade and for many more to come starts now.
It begins with a community of rising talents springing up across the continent, and with a commitment from our ecosystem to adopt a functional fashion system that delivers environmental, societal and economic solutions that are beneficial for all,” organisers said.
“To kick-off the season, we spent time with designers Cynthia Abila, Pepperow, Studio IMO, Elfreda, Maliko, TJ Who, Babayo, GETO, and Vicnate, alongside their muses Angel Obasi, Saleema, Deola Adebiyi, Wole Babalola, and Abiola Sonaike, who shared with us, their imaginings on the future of fashion in Africa.
“This year, as part of our on-going commitment to facilitate new conversations and exchange of ideas surrounding sustainability in fashion in Nigeria and Africa, Lagos Fashion Week is teaming up with Fru Girls and PopSwap-a new digital community for the Global Fashion Exchange to host an inaugural digitally enabled Swap Shop experience in Lagos which will take place from the 28th-30th of October.
“Putting into practice the foundations of a circular economy that prioritizes reuse, reduce & recycle, Lagos Fashion Week will facilitate the exchange of pre-owned items through swapping, sharing, donating and resale,” organisers of the show added.
As Lagos Fashion Week returns to the physical tents at Federal Palace, this year’s edition will embrace a hybrid model with digital shows highlighting rising talents from across Africa as well as featuring a distinct exhibition of the selected designers’ collections.
Fashion Business Series, a platform designed to facilitate conversations with key stakeholders in the industry will hold digitally on 27th October, 2021.
Speakers include: Aissa Dione, Busayo Olupaona, Chid Liberty, George Gachara, Laureen Kouassi-Olsson, Mariama Camara, Roberta Annan, Tammy Tinker and Viola Labi amongst others.
Lagos Fashion Week Returns on October 27