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Eight Trends We Spotted At Heineken Lagos Fashion Week 2018

Fashion Weeks all over the world are known to set the tone for what people will be wearing in the following months. And this is true for not just the new collections that are showcased on the runway but also for the fabulously dressed attendees on the street style scene.

At the just concluded Heineken Lagos Fashion Week, we spotted a number of trends on and off the runway that we have no doubt we will be seeing a lot of in months to come.

Aso oke

If you thought asooke had a good outing at the 2017 Lagos Fashion Week, well it had an even bigger outing this year. A good number of the designers who showcased this year adopted the local fabric, infusing it into a few of their pieces or making it the dominating theme in their collection. From Emmy Kasbit who has made the fabric his signature to Elie Kuame, House of Deola, Cynthia Abila, Denike and more – everyone wanted a piece of the gorgeous African fabric. Even more interesting was the versatility of the designs created with it.

For the men, skin is in!

On and off the runway, the men were showing skiiiiin and we loved it! Whether they were wearing short shorts, sheer fabrics or leaving more than half of their buttons open, or wearing thongs as in Maxivive’s show, the boys showed they were tired of being left on the sidelines of the skin showing business.


The bright colour appeared in different shades everywhere we looked.

Biker Shorts

This is one trend that doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere. From the models off-duty to attendees, the street was littered with people wearing biker shorts in a variety of colours. NACK Apparel also infused the trend in his collection, so did XII G and a couple of others.

But even more importantly, Latasha Ngwube showed us that even the curvy girls can absolutely pull off this trend.


Wide-brim, berets, fascinators. There was a major hat attack going on at the Heineken Lagos Fashion Week 2018.

Coloured hair

Denola Grey, Adedeji Abidemi, Nancy Isime and more fashionistas showed us that black hair just might be going out of style.


Mai Atafo and Tokyo James took layering to a level that we absolutely live for, and so did a couple of fashionistas we spotted on the street style scene. I mean why wear one piece of cloth when you can wear three or five?


South African designer Maxhosa By Laduma showed us once again this year that no one does knitwear quite like him but he wasn’t the only designer who hit the runway with the trend. And even off the runway, we had a few sightings of the trend that made us want to hop on it ASAP!


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