The focus of Lagos Fashion Week this edition was to highlight circularity and sustainability in the fashion industry. Lagos Fashion Week
Lagos Fashion Week showcased nine designers at the three-day online event entitled “Woven Threads II: Moving in Circles” in collaboration with Fashion Revolution.
According to Lagos Fashion Week founder Omoyemi Akerele, this theme was chosen to promote the fashion industry’s movement towards a circular economy, with the aim of highlighting designers who put sustainability and social engagement at the heart of their work.
Emmy Kasbit’s collection, called Scars, featured skirts, jackets and robes made from Akwete fabric, a woven fabric synonymous with a town of the same name in the southeastern state of Abia in Nigeria. Lagos Space Program, nominated for the LVMH award, meanwhile presented a short film featuring models dressed in the brand’s signature gender-neutral designs.
In addition to designer showcases, Lagos Fashion Week also hosted conversations with designers and fashion entrepreneurs to discuss topics such as waste reduction and the role of technology in driving sustainability in the fashion industry.