Washington Roberts, Mi-Le, Team Elan and one of my favourite Nigerian designers Maki Oh, were all about sophisticated simplicity at Day 2 of Lagos Fashion and design week. Washington Roberts brought minimalism to us in a stripes and clean, straight cuts. Team Elan was all about clearly defined lines and edges with pops of colours and beautiful airy hand painted prints. Maki Oh not one to be outdone, showed us a thing or two about whimsical minimalism. The silhouettes from Maki Oh's collection were flowy yet youthful and elegant. The leafs and adire looking prints had an indigenous story to tell, one relate-able to lovers of nature and culture.
McMeka brought the print drama, reminding us that real Men do prints and colour. A contrast from the likes of Washington Roberts, McMeka was not reaching for minimalism. The designer packed as much flair and flamboyance into each suit, as one possible could without compromising elegance.
Grey and DZYN were in unison with McMeka bringing the party to live with the lightness and brightness of their colours. Grey very much in tune with their concept, commemorated this celebratory collection with party hats, while DZYN was the toast of night time elegance and glamour. Putting the sexy in sparkle, DZYN came to dazzle.
Sunny Rose was in a league of it's own, gracefully exploring womanhood in a wild yet refined fashion. It's choice of colours and use of unbridled animal prints was faultless, seamlessly managing to communicate strength and polish with shapes and a carefully crafted concept.
TEAM ELAN by FAYROUZ