Heineken Lagos Fashion Week is officially set to return from October 26th to October 30th, 2022. This season, collaboration, co-creation, and community remain the driving forces as LFW refreshes the focus with a continued resolve to demonstrate commitment to funding, capacity building across retail and manufacturing, navigating the circular economy, and education.
Kicking off this year’s activity-filled calendar was the Press Cocktail held at Art Hotel to mark the beginning of a lineup of activities which includes XRetail in partnership with Zinkata, Folklore Connect, Lagos Fashion Week Swap Shop, workshops for women-owned businesses with Sunlight Nigeria, FBS with Crossboundary, runway shows (onsite and offsite), presentations, and after parties.
Lagos Fashion Week will embrace a hybrid model featuring digital and in-person runway presentations. Designers, fashion buyers, consumers, and media from across the continent and beyond will reunite once again to view the new season’s collections of fresh talents such as Ajobi, Gëto, Orire, BABAYO, Pepperrow, and more. In addition, there will be digital shows highlighting rising talents from across Africa as well as featuring a distinct exhibition of the selected designers’ collections.
Since its inception, Lagos Fashion Week has been instrumental in facilitating impact-driven conversations with key stakeholders. This year, the event, in collaboration with Crossboundary, will feature a diverse panel of experts who will gather for an intimate discussion on financing the African fashion industry on the 27th of October.
Continuing its ongoing commitment to facilitating new conversations and exchange of ideas surrounding sustainability in fashion in Nigeria and Africa, Lagos Fashion Week will host Swap Shop with Global Fashion Exchange from the 27th to the 29th of October.
In addition, Green Access finalists Adaora Soludo, Themba Paulos Shezi, Nneji Akunne, Lu Adesola, Kwaku Kyere, Akoth Otieno, Peter Oshobor, Peter Acha, Essrhir Scheherazade, and Sipho Lushaba will take to the runway after months of intensive workshops on circular practices towards fashion design.
The Lagos Fashion Week Tents will officially open for runway shows from the 27th to the 29th of October, at 6 p.m. daily at the Federal Palace Hotel, and off-site shows from the 27th to the 30th of October. Ticket information will be released shortly.
LFW 2022 is title-sponsored by Heineken and supported by partners: Bestseller Foundation, TECNO, Lush Hair, Sunlight Nigeria, Austrian Lace, MAC, and Lagos State. It is exclusively produced by Style House Files.
Media Partners: BellaNaija Online, Bella Naija Style, Guardian Life, Business Day, The Will DownTown, Pulse, Okay Africa, and Culture Custodian.
For more information regarding Lagos Fashion Week 2022, kindly visit the website or follow their Instagram page @lagosfashionweekofficial.
Photography: Stephen Tayo
Produced by: Style House Files
Hair: Lush Hair Nigeria
Makeup: Cass Koncept
Designers: This Is Us, Pepperrow, Ywande Lag, Emmy Kasbit
Jewelry: Shop Raenna, Raya Jewelry
Models: Beth Model Africa, Few Models
Featured image: Lagos Fashion Week
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