We highlighted 10 standout brands from Lagos Fashion Week 2023.
This last fashion week, we witnessed an electrifying fusion of cultural narratives, innovative design, and a celebration of sustainability.
Among the plethora of talented designers, several brands captured attention for their groundbreaking collections
setting the stage on fire and redefining the fashion landscape.
1. UGO MONYE
Seamlessly blending cultural heritage with contemporary style, Ugo Monye’s showcase was a theatrical masterpiece.
Their unique fusion of traditional aesthetics and modern flair left an indelible mark on the runway.
Making an astounding debut with an otherworldly collection, Kílẹ̀ntár’s ode to artisanal excellence
eloquently portrayed the cultural significance of water through mesmerizing silhouettes.
The 2022 Green Access finalist returned with a breathtaking collection titled “A Graduation of Love”
using a diverse color palette to beautifully illustrate the progression of love and transformation
all while showcasing a rich design language.
Hailing from Ghana, Ajabeng’s “Pride of Ghana” collection elegantly portrayed minimalist uniform pieces in soft colors
a testament to the brand’s elevated and sophisticated aesthetic.
Embracing a deconstructed design philosophy,
By-Wuzzy’s spotlight in the 2023 Green Access program showcased an entire collection
made from second-hand denim clothing, proving innovation and sustainability go hand in hand.
Challenging norms and redefining identity, Fruchè’s “Do You Know Who I Am” collection transcended fashion
portraying a sophisticated art form that reflected the brand’s artistic commitment.
7. CUTE SAINT
Collaborating with Tecno Mobile, Cute Saint’s “IGBOYA” collection exuded bravery
narrating the resilient African spirit through the creative lens of Muftau Femi Ajide, their creative director.
Another Green Access finalist, Ajanéé’s eco-conscious designs crafted from entirely second-hand clothing
exemplified a remarkable commitment to sustainability.
9. ABIGAIL AJOBI
Themed “Anti Muse,” Abigail Ajobi’s SS24 collection harmonized tie-dye prints, denim fabric, and midriff women’s wear
marking a distinctive statement in Lagos fashion’s narrative.
10. BORN STAR
Making a dazzling debut at Lagos Fashion Week, Born Star NG’s “Irawo” collection
not only told the brand’s journey but also highlighted its commitment to inclusive and sustainable design.
These brands encapsulated the essence of innovation, cultural richness, sustainability, and artistic brilliance
leaving an indelible mark on Lagos Fashion Week 2023.
Their groundbreaking collections have set a new standard
redefining the fashion landscape and promising an exhilarating future for the industry.