Lagos Fashion Week 2019 Day 2, Low BUZZ? My thoughts!

Lagos Fashion Week 2019 officially kicked off yesterday and yes I was there!!! Finally, after years of following it online, I made it down from Abuja to attend, as my first time in Lagos too.

When it comes down to fashion week, one thing I look out for is the street style because we get to see lots of personality and creativity. I honestly could care less about the Runway with the exception to designers I already know. Nonetheless, I was excited to take it all in as it was a new experience after all.
I met up with Lade of Lade's Blog, my roommate for Fashion Week. We headed to the venue, the Federal Palace Hotel, and Casino in Victoria Island. As a first time attendee,  I didn't know what exactly to expect other than what I had come across in previous Fashion Week coverage. Thankfully I had an experienced blogger with me to guide me through it. I must add that there was some sort of consensus that the event had lower attendance and buzz than previous editions but what do I know as a first-timer. Nevertheless, the press were on ground at different spots to cover our street style looks.
I finally met up with fellow creatives that I've been following for so long. In one instance, a simple, "I'm meeting you for the first time, let's take pictures" moment, turned into a paparazzi spot which I don't mind at all! I mean, the image above by un.earthical was a product of this. Plus the slay would have been wasted if it was not captured, we want to blow now *wink*

As mentioned earlier, I wasn't exactly there for the fashion runway shows.  However,  Orange Culture did such an amazing job opening the show with very fashionable pieces that blurred lines across gender-specific fashion; which is after all what is on-trend in the fashion sphere. Another brand that stuck for me was DYZN thanks to the fact that she's an Abuja based brand and Abuja Blogger, Kachi of Staples who has previously styled her pieces.  Although it was indeed a fabulous collection, I especially loved the dramatic sleeves in the designs

For my outfit, I wanted to keep it simple, stay true to my style but still make a statement. After much back and forth I stumbled upon this red suit (thrifted) at Wuse Market after a new tailor messed up one of my outfits. I simply paired it with a snake print turtleneck from Shein and Made in Nigeria mules from Beaufeet. I was honestly conflicted with the white frames, I wasn't a huge fan but I guess it worked 
Photography by me with an iPhone 7 plus

So that's my recap of Lagos Fashion Week  Day 2. I do hope that the said buzz and hype picks up on Day 3 as I wouldn't want to miss anything given how much has been put into this so far. Also, hopefully the runway shows start a tad bit earlier or according to schedule.  Meanwhile, stay tuned for my day 3 recap and vlog of the entire Fashion Week. And follow my real-time updates on my Instagram feed and stories

Did you attend Lagos Fashion Week (online or in person) what were some of your favorite street style looks or runway showcases?

Till next time guys!

6 comments:

  1. I am an attendee online through you. Lol. Even I being an online attendee noticed that the streetstyle photos from previous years were more....people didn’t attend Day 1. Hopefully it gets better today.

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    1. Lol, happy to serve you. I think it's because it was the beginning, people definitely turned out on Day 3 and 4

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  2. I have to agree with the low turn out, so many of my faces didn't show up. Your outfit was both interesting and simple, loved it

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    1. Thank you Udeme. I believe it was because people were just warming up. It's also a work week as well

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  3. I haven't followed up with #LFW before. You definitely killed your look! From the hair color to the shoes and clothes!!! ....Lady in red❤️❤️😊

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    1. Ah that's okay. Thank you so much, wanted to keep it simple, stylist but still me

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