In Nigeria, 58 designers participated in the Lagos Fashion Week which ended on Sunday.
For her 2022 “Retrospect” collection, designer Ejiro Amos Tafiri drew inspiration from Nigeria’s former first lady, Maryam Babangida.
“Acceptance of African made clothing is growing, in and out of Africa, the world is looking to Africa for inspiration right now so it’s a very good time to be African and it can only be up and up compared to around 12 years ago when I started my company, it wasn’t that cool to be a fashion designer,” admitted Ejiro Amos Tofiri, Creative Director of EAT Brand.
The week long event is an opportunity for many to come and see what local designers have to offer.
“Nigerian designers are very creative, very different to what I’ve seen before and it’s so many colors. I think they bring their own culture, in a really beautiful way and they also bring it internationally,” said Jess Politi, participant.
Established in 2011, Lagos Fashion Week has been growing as a platform for promoting Nigerian and African talent.