The vibrant fashion that is inherent in the always bubbling Lagos street style scene saw an upgrade over the past weekend with Arise Fashion Week 2019 which married that vibrancy and rebellious individuality with the glamour that comes with Fashion Week. From the runway to the guests in attendance and the spill over glamour which made its way to social media, the infectious fashion fever made the long Easter weekend all the more enjoyable for everyone. Over the past three days, we witnessed several talented designers showcase their new collections to a crowd of international fashion press, critics, enthusiasts and so much more, ushering us into a new fashion season with new trends to gush and obsess over,
From upgraded classics to a possible new favourite among the edgy fashion crowd, here are the trends that were in high rotation at ARISE Fashion Week 2019 and you would be seeing come this new season:
When it comes to the wardrobe basics, the white shirt has always been a winner amongst minimalists and non-minimalists alike. Although the classic white shirt has always been more of a foundational piece of clothing rather than the star of the show, designers like Mwinda, Tzar, NKWO and Loza Maleombho are giving us a new and revitalized take on this classic piece of clothing which doesn’t just bring a look together – like the classic white shirt has been doing – but rather is a look in and of itself.