The Nigerian fashion industry has grown tremendously compared to how it was in the past when the nation’s fashion industry was in a near state of limbo. It has now turned out to be a big money spinner for everyone involved in the fashion business and through the bold exploits of certain socialite fashion designers, the fashion industry is beginning to make its impact felt.
Feyisola Adeyemi, Fashion designer and creative director of top UK fashion brand, Luxury by Feyi hosted a fashion show introducing her collection “Luxe Meets Modest” where she brought together lots of Nigerian fashion Icons at this fashion chill out at the prestigious Oriental Hotel in Lagos.
There was a rich display of creativity at this exclusive event. Guest delightfully walked around admiring collections while stunning models struck different poses clothed in different collections, patterns, styles colors and cuts, both traditional and contemporary designs.
When asked about the domination of lace material amongst other fabrics in the collection. Feyi Adeyemi said, “All of my designs are inspired by my environment. Also, I love to work with lace therefore the combination of my environment and lace gave me this design because I noticed everyone is working with African Breathe and I want to do something different so I rather go with lace”
Funmi Ajila-Ladipo, President of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria, FADAN, expressed her delight in the collection tagging them “Very lacy, very contemporary.”
Florence Ita Giwa, Founder of Bakassi Foundation commented on the fashion industry in Nigeria as “doing amazing things” and mentioned that 60 percent of what she wears is made locally.
The fashion event was also used as an opportunity to celebrate the gracious and elegant fashion icon, Princess Abah Folawiyo, one of the most iconic people that lead Nigeria’s fashion industry back in the ‘70s and paved its way into a fashion revolution.
Sisi Abah as she is fondly called was presented with a cake at the event. After the cutting of the cake, Sisi Abah expressed how fulfilled and happy she is to be celebrated like so.
Florence Ita Giwa commended Sisi Abah her saying she is still as stylish today as she was when she met her forty years ago and she has remained very timeless.
Amongst other guests were Annie Idibia, Sola Sobowale, Tora Olaiya, Faith History and many others.