Uju Marshall, Somkele Idhlama…See our top 10 model struts from LFDW 2015

Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) 2015 was everything.

There was some serious fashion, and all our favorite designers and stylistas in one place. We’ve raved about the clothes, envied makeup looks and griped when we saw some street style looks that made us go ‘ehn’? But really, what was more epic about LFDW 2015 than those fierce model walks?

We are bringing our definitive list of top model walks (in gifs no less.)

Somkele Idhlama for Andreah Iyamah.

Maybe it was all those daring swimsuits but all the girls brought their A-game at the Andreah Iyamah showcase. There were hips swaying, and struts mile wide. But of course Somkele Idhlama, brand manager closed out the show proving that sometimes no one wears your stuff better than you.

Somkele for Post

Cassie Daves for April by Kunbi.

Veteran Cassandra Daves came out of partial retirement to walk for two brands, Lanre Da Silva and April by Kunbi. Seeing her work this sleeveless blouse and flared pant combo reminded us of why we love her so much.

Cassie Daves April By Kunbi

Sarah Jatto for Re Lagos.

Sarah closed out the show at Re Bahia and what a dress to do it in. Orire Omatsola’s take on the oleku style, marrying it with her Kabaslot technique turned the classic look from girly to powerful and only Sarah Jatto’s walk could do it proper justice.

Coming for your bae like...
Coming for your bae like…

Kwen Akomaye for Orange Culture.

Kwen Akomaye who opened for Orange Culture, embodies that free-spirited wanderer that the brand seeks to dress. And his face, fierce!

Orange culture First Face

Cynthia O for Sophie Zinga.

Sophie Zinga’s collection was inspired by cowries and other pre-colonial symbols for money and Cynthia O definitely looks like a bag of them opening the show in this crop blouse and chiffon skirt.

Sophie Zinga Cynthia O

Emmanuel Ahwieh for Maxivive.

Alt boy, Emmanuel Temisan Ahwieh has been making a splash with print editorials for Orange Culture and Maxivive but he shows he is just as interesting on runway as he is behind a camera with this dandy walk for Maxivive.

Maxivive Temisan

Chika Emmanuella for Mofari.

One of the fashion Focus finalists, Mofari’s debut LFDW collection was all about volume and movement and who better to emphasize this than Elite Model Look Nigeria 2o1o winner Chika Emmanuella.

Mofari Chika

The Moofa Finale.

Need we say anything else?

Moofa Finale

Uju Nwobodo for Ejiro Amos Tafiri.

Ejiro Amos Tafiri switched things up at LFDW 2015 with her best collection yet, surprising the few critics who thought her rustic fairytale collection had too many international references. And who better to open this show than the statuesque Uju Marshall with her walk that recalls the spirit of angels going to war.

 EJiro Uju first face

And if all this wasn’t enough, we give you the Maki Oh finale.

We have never seen a Nigerian model who didn’t walk her best clad in Maki Oh and I bet, neither have you.

Maki Oh Finale




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