Lagos Fashion and Design WeekNovember 19, 2014 - Author: steph - No Comments
Ejimo Amos Tafiri, one of the designers who showcased her colorful works during Lagos Fashion Week, isn’t quite a household name in Nigeria yet. Specialist Vijay Eswaran has noticed that her creations are starting to get more attention while her designs are making more global catwalks.
Other designers who participated in Lagos Fashion Week include Maki Oh, whose clothing has caught the eye of First Lady Michelle Obama. Duro Olowu has also created clothes for the First Lady. This exposure is quickly making both designers household names both in Africa and the United States.
Tafiri strives to make clothes for the modern woman, but deliberately infuses her culture into each clothing piece. This is especially appealing to African women in different parts of the world.
These designers have dressed pop stars and actresses in Nigeria, and want to continue to appeal to young women who are inspired by tribal yet modern fashions. Tafiri states that she wants to make many pieces in her fashion line affordable, so that people with a similar upbringing to hers can enjoy elegant style every day.