What’s up with The Lagos Fashion Week & Design 2017?

The Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2017 is currently ongoing, and so far we have seen some good designs, some interesting runway shows and some ugly models. Oh please! We all know these models aren’t always as pretty as angels. Little wonder the attention is often best focused on the clothes instead. And here’s to be frank- the clothes (as seen so far), are indeed fabulous; at least going by Nigerian standards. There has been displays by various designers, including Davido (who would have thought!), Moofa, P.O.C, Sunny Rose and…

Why Do Models Fall on the Runway?

Back in 2015 while walking a Givenchy runway during the New York Fashion Week, Victoria’s Secret supermodel Candice Swanepoel missed her steps and fell dramatically to the floor, injuring her pretty knees in the process. It made quite the headlines mostly for all the wrong reasons; “wrong” because it was funny and meme-worthy. But then on a more serious note, Candice’s fall  drew spotlight to some of the risks associated with the fashion industry. To the spectators, it may seem like an all-glamorous-affair. But just like every other profession, the cat-walking…

Why Is the Fashion Industry such an Elitist Circle?

Ever been interested in the fashion industry as much as I am? Perhaps the glitz and glamour of the Lagos Fashion Week fascinate you too! And of course there are the models, [mostly] skinny and beautiful; gracefully-composed/poised as they walk the runways. Such sophistication! Yet, we must all agree that mainstream fashion represent the perfect example of what everybody longs for but can hardly get to have. Why is that? Across the world, the fashion industry is such a closely-knit, exclusively-wealthy and obviously elitist circle. Those beautiful clothes and accessories…