The very first Arise Magazine Fashion Week has been concluded in Lagos, Nigeria.
Spanning from March 10-13, the show featured the work of 50 top African designers that were selected by invitation only.
Sierra Leone’s Madam Wokie’s Couture, who recently got Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks to wear one of her designs, was one of a number of hot newcomers selected to showcase their collections.
Arise Magazine just released the schedule and, as expected, Nigerian designers dominated the list. African designers based outside the continent also made a strong showing, with a few from the US, UK, Belgium, and France.
The panel of experts obviously didn’t just stick with established names like Nigeria’s Deola Sagoe and South Africa’s Black Coffee.