#BAAD2017: 5 fashion talking points from Banky and Adesua’s star-studded wedding

Now you’re not allowed to roll your eyes. #BAAD2017 was two whole days ago but no, we’re far from done talking about it. It’s not just us though – check your Instagram Explore, it’s washed in pink and petals – or at least, ours is.

Starting say 2pm Sunday afternoon, Instagram started filling up with photos of Banky W and his friends who were all nicely decked in traditional Yoruba attire (agbada). The photos of the ladies began to trickle in much later in the day with most of them attempting to outdo the other.

Bride, Adesua Etomi went through three outfit changes that all paid homage to traditional Edo and Yoruba culture but were totally à la mode. Summarily, the couple and their guests have effortlessly dominated conversations about fashion and style in these parts this week and here are 5 of the top topics on all our lips:

  1. Ebuka’s agbada stole the show

That Ebuka Obi-Uchendu is a fashion killer is not news. That he was going to snatch the shine at #BAAD2017 with his outfit? Errrr…we did not see that one coming and to be frank, we’re not sure the couple saw him coming too.

The groom’s friends had to make their wine fabric into an agbada but Ebuka had a separate idea. He made his fabric into a contemporary agbada straight out of the runway. Baby boy extra though!

The designer behind the magical outfit, Ugo Monye has received an avalanche of praise and we can imagine, DMs and tailoring contracts. And we dare say, it’s very well deserved.

Just look at this game changer:

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

2. Toju Foyeh deserves accolades

For Adesua’s four gloriously outstanding outfits and for ensuring that no guest came close to upstaging her that day…

With these four outfits, Adesua Etomi and Toju Foyeh have set new standards for brides. It will no longer be business as usual and we’d like to see how fashionistas spin these looks in months to come.

3.  How can we not talk about Masterkraft?

We’re here for the good, bad and downright ugly and we all know where producer, Masterkraft’s look fits.

Of course, we totally agree with the fact not every man feels comfortable wearing the flowing robe that is usually prescribed for traditional ceremonies and yes, we’re here for creativity but like this?

No Masterkraft, you should have stayed at home.

But for the sake of fairness, here’s another angle to Masterkraft’s faux pas story and we’re buying it:

4. You should be paying attention to these designers

Sheye Oladejo for Nancy Isime’s dress

Nancy Isime

Rabesque Designs for Ozinna’s outfit

Fablane by Derin for Bevery Naya’s dress

Beverly Naya

5. Dear Agbada-wearing women, here’s how it should be done:

Kemi Adetiba

Like go big or go home.

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