The HeinekenLFDW (Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week), Autumn/Winter season Presentation at Red Door Gallery entitled “identity” was a fabulous experience. The event ran from 31st of March to the 2nd of April 2017 and SCHICK Magazine was exclusively present to cover the occasion.
Fashion met Art with AAKS, Gozel Green, Kelechi Odu, Lisa Folawiyo, Maki Oh, Orange Culture, Post Imperial, Ré and Shem Paronelli as they showcased their Autumn/Winter collections.
‘Identity’ explored how fashion is expressed in the Nigerian society and how the difficulties of producing locally affect the way in which it is expressed. Each designer was designated space in which they could distill these and other themes further, engage directly with guests, buyers or editors and most pertinently, present their 2017 Collections.
There was also a screening of “Eko For Show History of Lagos Fashion”, a fashion documentary by Bolaji Kekere-Ekun, Francesca Tiller-Gyado, and Sesu Tilley-Gyado. The documentary explores the origins of Lagos Fashion, the traditional fabrics such as Adire and Aso-Oke and the historical events that shaped the ever-evolving Lagos fashion scene into what it has become today.