This is one fashion event you don’t ever want to miss if you are a fashion enthusiast like me. Unfortunately I have had to miss it two years in a row. 

I look forward to my first appearance there which I know will cover up for the  previous shows. 

Omoyemi Akerele

Omoyemi Akerele,a trained and practicing lawyer  followed her passion for design and ventured into fashion designing as CEO of Style House Files. She created and launched the Lagos Fashion And Design Week 5 years ago and it has been a very great platform to showcase the many talents in the fashion industry. 

Akerele

It’s not all about the glam and runway, it also serves as an entrepreneurial training ground for networking and exchange of ideas to boost the business side of fashion and in turn showcase the Nigerian fashion industry as a worthy ground for foreign investors.

Nigerians sure don’t play, each year has seen the runway evolve with creative pieces. I stalked every possible social media handle and couldn’t help but share some of my favorite looks with focus on their foot wear of course ?. 

From backstage getting the glam 

Maki Oh Models

 

to the runway


 and what the audience- filled with media personalities

Media personality Efe


 

style bloggers, 

Style blogger, Toyosi Clay

entertainment personalities, 

TV girl, Stephanie Coker

designers wore, 

Lanre Da Silva

it was definitely a creative 4days.

Enjoy after the cut…

I love the total look and how she contrasted the b/w outfit with green sandals… But the look on her face like “can I leave now”??

Latasha Debuted the “About that curvy life” collection. I love the metallic 2tone sandals, comfortable and chic!

Yvonne Nwosu of Vonne Couture was fierce. Loved every look she came out with…

Former Big brother house mate turned TV personality Vimbai slayed this maju shirt and nailed it with her brogues

Kessiana Thorley was a fresh of breath air… Clean, street style ensemble… Her mules, WINNER!!!

Ozinna looked very relaxed in this print cold shoulder dress, and her bow mules, I think are by a Nigerian designer, I will look into it and get the details. Tres chic… Love it!!!

I’m dropping this right here just for this Bubu Isigo design.. It’s one of those pieces you want to wear. Let’s just assume she had metallic ankle strap sandals underneath or just simply, enjoy the dress ?

Mimi Onalaja rocked the multi strap pumps with her shirt turned back. Street is the new cool

Every outfit was a hit. Rocking her Vonne couture sheer skirt with sneakers In this all white look. skirt

Stephanie Coker

Style Blogger, Otedola in Gucci mules and prints

Celebrity stylist Moses Ebite

Veronica Odeka CEO of Vane style and Vane polish

The gladiator sandals or the flat strappy sandals??? I’d go for the flat sandals.

Work it mama!!!

Simi Esiri in Ejiro Amos Tafiri

Denola grey owns his style.

The variations of strappy sandals that hit the runway!!!

Zainab Balogun

Noble igwe dresses up without your opinion in mind, because it doesn’t matter. AND he owns his style and kills it ALWAYS

Style blogger Toyosi Clay all toned up!! Lace and pumps

Toke Makinwa did justice to the dress but would have left the Ronnie mules for another outfit, the total ensemble of the model, did it better for me.

Kaline and her mum at the Heineken photo booth shot by Kelechi Amadi Obi

When Denola comes out to play, he doesn’t play!

Too much hot sauce!!! Yvonne and Efe…

Noble Igwe for the win always

She’s always a delight, Bolanle Olukanni

Oooooooookkkkkk!!!

With love from the runway

Talking fashion is always good business

All smiles, legs and shoes – Simi Esiri, Wunmi Akinifesi and Rita Dominic

Bella Naija style editor

Just because she always nails it!!!

Denrele Edun ?

This all gold metallic outfit won my heart. Effortlessly chic

Kelechi Amadi Obi just because he takes amazing shots

Abi Kola Daunsi

Stephanie Coker should have hit the runway, she did justice to the dress and paired it perfectly with her shoes.

Sandals vs pumps for this look? I say sandals!

Simi Esiri nailed the dress off the run way… Love it!!!

Lily Afe and Toyin in Toyin’s Elegante by Tiannah transformer piece. I love the chain strap sandals to complement the outfits.

Rita Dominic in Lanre Da Silva

Mo Abudu went to slay in her Fendi Mules and bag…


These were some of my favorite looks out of so many! Nigerian designers have come along way and knowing that the future holds so much more is exciting. 

I look forward to when footwear designers will go all out to make it to fashion week and the runway,look out for your girl in that season.

Until next year,

Peace, love and runway love

Xoxo,

Jay





(Photo Credit : Style Vitae, Chyder5 photography, BellaNaijaStyle)