Saturday, October 29, 2011

MTN LAGOS FASHION AND DESIGN WEEK PICTURES: Nigerian Fashion Set To Go Global as International Media Storm Lagos

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...!

Nkiru

Designer behind Sunny Rose, Maureen Ikem Okogwu-Ikokwu



Columnist, Ayodeji Rotinwa of ThisDay Style 

Funke Bucknor-Obruthe

Damola K.

Kemi Oluokun

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)

Bimbo Otuyalo

Pastor Tony and Nkiru Rapu love fashion too

Tokunboh Akerele

Mrs Alakija (Frormer president of Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria)

The beautiful, Adeyinka Oloyede of Arik

Tolagbe Martins of The Social Place.

Tolagbe Fawole

Pepper Okwesa



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



Celine Loader

Uti Nwachukwu looking fine meeen...LOL!!!


fashion Stylist Ian Audifferen, after a hard day working backstage


Olisa Adebua


...and the boooze kept flowing!

Seriously Doughnuts reader and fashion lover Jumai Shaba

Her dress is by Toju Foyeh


Rukky, Designer behind GREY

Say cheeese....! 

Blogger, Dammy of Dammy's Dairy

Oyinda 

Ezinne Chinkata, Taofiq Okoya, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

I love Ezinne's vintage chic look...This  girl is always on point!

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and I
I absolutely fell in love with Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde yesterday, she was ever so nice, vivacious and chatty
You know what peeps??? You should never judge a book by it's cover..
not that I ever do...but
Omotola is beautiful inside and out...

Omotola Jalade wears Bunmi Koko and stands next to the designer
Bunmi Olaye

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,
B.


Photo credit: 
Bola O for Seriously Doughnuts

9 comments:

  1. Nice Photos..u guys are sure rocking..

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  2. i like all d pixs and well done seriously dough...Mrs Alakija shd v opted for a dress wt sleeves, as a derigner she shd know better....all n all all look so good...i always admire elohor she's terrific and OmoT has always being my one of my favorite artist.....happy she met ur expectations unlike some - i dont wanna mention names

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  3. Thanks so much, so nice to see whats going on because i wish i was there. please always update us.

    Sunny Rose, i saw her collection on bella naija and i was so impressed, I didnt see one piece i didnt like. She is totally amazing. Well done hun

    Elohor is very beautiful and effortless.

    R.

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  4. Omotola Jolade nailed this nubian queen look. Wow! Kudos Bunmi Koko.

    Yoanna Pepper....i just love this chic! Always fabulous looking without trying sooo dang hard

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  5. where is your necklace from please?lovely pictures.mtn fashion week rocked!

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  6. @ Anonymous 11:34 - The necklace is from Burberry's Prorsum Fall 2008 collection, it might be hard to track down now but you never know...Goodluck!

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  7. i see u r really feeling that mariam babangida's niece; 3 pictures in just one post! i wont knock ur hustle.............

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  8. @ Anon 7:31 - God knows I have no clue what you're talking about....jeeez meen, I had a camera and took over 5000 images over the days, how do I know who is who's niece? ? Na wa oh!

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  9. aunty ola u should just have ignored the hode now you dnt have to reply her........me i love them pix jor

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