The 2020 Digital Lagos Leather Fair begins today; with this edition’s theme set at ‘Re-defining The Narrative’ the fair is aimed at providing a new perspective to the range and dynamism of the Nigerian leather space as a core part of the global fashion industry. As usual, asides gaining more industry knowledge, 24 top leather designers across West Africa are set to exhibit some of their unique pieces.
Each designer has their own identity – through the use of fine leathers, traditional hand-woven fabrics and carefully selected hardware and accessories – all beautifully combined to create a vibrant array of products.
Acclaimed for the unique silhouettes of their stitch-less bags, AABOUX statement leather accessories embody elegance and timeless chic. A perfect blend of beauty, style and functionality created from various combinations of special leathers and exotic skins.
Shoes, bags and accessories created with an infusion of locally-sourced leather and traditional aso-oke and akwete cloth, with the incorporation of wood, brass, and silver. SHEKUDO pieces are all mindfully-crafted to promote a sense of empowerment and celebration of women across the globe.
K.ASPEN is a reflection of Pan-African vibrancy, inspired by various colour palettes, bold textures along with earthy and vivid tones; all of which are incorporated into products designed as inspirational heritage pieces to reflect a dignified and contemporary Africa.
Footwear design that strikes a balance between opposing themes – eccentric and familiar, feminine and masculine, perfection and distortion, vintage and modern. Each of KKERELE’s limited-edition piece is created with a sustainability ethos, centered around longevity and mindful production.
FEMIHANDBAGS aims to capture a spirit of individuality which does not adhere to seasonal trends and are made from the finest leathers. Inspired by simple, classic, yet vintage-styled silhouettes, artisanal, handcrafted touches such as whip-stitched sides, hand-stitched, rolled handles, and hand sewn straps have become synonymous with the FemiHandbags aesthetic.
The virtual exhibition will go live on the Lagos Leather Fair website on Thursday 19th November at 10am and will be on through to Sunday, 22nd November 2020.