Seen as the centrepiece of Africa’s evolving fashion ecosystem, Lagos Fashion Week continues to propel the African fashion industry towards a future where fashion is conscious, transcends boundaries, empowers communities and ultimately drives real socio-economic impact throughout the continent.
Building upon its over a decade-long journey, Lagos Fashion Week champions the rich stories, creativity, and craftsmanship that have come to define African fashion. With collaboration at the heart of fashion’s future, fostering partnerships that unlock innovative pathways have become a critical component expressed through a series of first-of-its-kind partnerships over the years. In addition, fostering co-creation that embraces diverse talent, blending tradition and innovation, crafting designs that reflect cultural heritage and the digital age, and championing the power of communities to amplify voices, nurture talent, and spark positive change within the fashion industry.
Lagos Fashion Week 2023 will return with Runway Shows and Presentations featuring new season collections from designers taking place in the #LagosFW Tents and around the vibrant city of Lagos, Fashion Business Series – to facilitate conversations with key players from the Nigerian and Pan African industries and beyond, Visual Makers Fellowship – Created to empower budding filmmakers and photographers with workshops and masterclasses, Swap Shop – Created to facilitate new conversations and exchange of ideas surrounding sustainability in African fashion, XRETAIL – a curated shopping experience across key cities in Africa, LagosFW Showrooms – Access to shop some of your favourite fashion brands & After parties – an opportunity to experience Lagos’ nightlife and connect with some of Africa’s finest creatives in a relaxed environment.
In line with its commitment to incubating and training young talent, facilitating impact driven conversations with key stakeholders as well as being at the forefront of developing our local manufacturing industry through capacity building, Green Access, an annual talent discovery platform, has opened entries for applications by designers from Nigeria until 23rd August 2023. This season in line with the theme, “Standing The Test of Time”, the Green Access programme will admit 5 young Nigerian talents with a core focus on designing from waste.