|Backstage: Bunmi KOKO's rail of design wonders, including the coat the eyes of First Lady, Michelle Obama|
Yesterday I had a 101 reasons to be proud to be associated with the fashion industry in Nigeria and it was only DAY3 of The MTN Lagos Fashion and Design Week. The calibre of designs, intricate detail and the level of craftsmanship on display was just mind blowing...I could have stood on a mountain screaming 'I LOVE NAIJA FASHION'. There are many talented Nigerian designers popping up here and there and that I believe is something we should feel very proud of. The industry is brimming with so much positive energy it feels as though we can do and achieve just about anything. Mark my words, Nigerian fashion demands a place in the international fashion scene and by God we are set to take that place soon and very soon. Indeed the world is preparing for our grand entrance with visible representation of international media, infact, Seriously Doughnuts met Darrell Vydelingum, PR Director of the UK's Blow PR, Graeme Moran of Drapers Magazine, Jeanette Nkwate of WGSN, Yu Mesui representing Japanese Media and Rob Young of UK Vogue..On the Lagos crowd front, the event recorded a surge in audience in "It's friday-night-where-is-the-party-at-?" style and as though to satisfy the average Lagos rocker, the shows ended and the after party started right in the same venue courtesy of Moet and as the tipples started to flow, people loosened up a little and the smiles began to flow but although I don't drink, I was smiling too, thinking to myself -"Lagos is fun meeeeen"
Checkout a few photos below from a Seriously Doughnuts night out rocking with fashions finest on Lagos soil!
|Darrell Vydelingum of Blow PR UK|
|Graeme Moran of Drapers Magazine|
|Jeanette Nkwate of WGSN|
|Yu Masui - Fashion Writer from Japan|
|Rob Young of Vogue|
|A piece we loved by young Naija designer, Kate Williams of Pegwell Hill|
|Ona Nwachukwu (Uti Nwachukwu's Sister)|
|A fabulous statement necklace by Anita Quansah|
|Our girl Akpos Okudu with one of her creations|
|Chex, Photographic Director of Pernisckety|
|Ene Maya Lawani|
|I love this chick...!|
|Designer behind Sunny Rose, Maureen Ikem Okogwu-Ikokwu|
|Columnist, Ayodeji Rotinwa of ThisDay Style|
|Mai Atafo and Deola|
|OMG! Elohor was looking sooo pretty, she has such fantastic skin...|
and her hair was just lovely plus she was nice...
I officially like her...!!!
|A friend of the house,|
Moriam Musa of Morsi PR
|Mr Orange Culture himself with a tape over his neck had been working|
backstage...I still love his unique style - Mr Oke-Lawal
One of the people keeping Lagos funky!
|I met and hugged Seriously Doughnuts reader, Deola Kamsom..Yay!|
it was so nice to meet you Deola (smiles)
|Pastor Tony and Nkiru Rapu love fashion too|
|Mrs Alakija (Frormer president of Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria)|
|The beautiful, Adeyinka Oloyede of Arik|
|Tolagbe Martins of The Social Place.|
|Mr and Mrs Uche Knuckles|
|Boye Asenuga, Modupe Ayeni and Funke Bucknor-Obruthe|
|Nollywood Producer, Kunle Afolayan - Absolutely nice bloke|
|Waldi Wepenel of Blackberry ( RIM)|
|Pastor Rapu and Daughter Uju|
|Omotola Jalade in Bunmi Koko she looked absolutely stunning|
|Oyinkan Momoh and Mr 'FAB Magazine' Familusi|
|Uti Nwachukwu looking fine meeen...LOL!!!|
|fashion Stylist Ian Audifferen, after a hard day working backstage|
|...and the boooze kept flowing!|
|Seriously Doughnuts reader and fashion lover Jumai Shaba|
|Her dress is by Toju Foyeh|
|Rukky, Designer behind GREY|
|Blogger, Dammy of Dammy's Dairy|
|Ezinne Chinkata, Taofiq Okoya, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde|
|I love Ezinne's vintage chic look...This girl is always on point!|
|Omotola Jalade wears Bunmi Koko and stands next to the designer|
It's the last day of MTN Lagos fashion And Design Week and I'm looking forward to all the fun. If you are in Lagos, honest you really really must be there...and yes, do say "hello", I would love to meet you...
See ya soon...:)
More gist from MTN LFDW to follow.....I said it before and I say it again " There Ain't no party like a Lagos Fashion Party Meeen"
Lots of love,
Bola O for Seriously Doughnuts