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The Top 5 Most Stylish Collections From Lagos Fashion And Design Week

Munje Foh details the most stylish collections from Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2015.


Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2015: Mai Atofo & Ejiro Amos Tafiri. Photo: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna).

Omoyemi Akerele, the founder of Lagos Fashion and Design Week, says that when she started the event she was mostly interested in helping to promote and develop young talent in the Nigerian fashion industry.ย Five years after its inception, LFDW has grown from a showcase of 12 local designers. Held last month at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos, this year's edition saw over sixty designers from across Africa gather to showcase their collections to international press and buyers alike.

In the following pages, we take a look at our top five collections from the 2015 Lagos Fashion and Design Week.

Munje is a Sierra Leonean-American attorney and writer based in the DC Metro Area, who enjoys connecting the dots between justice, empowerment and style. Follow her on Instagram at @astyleadvocate.

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