BY OYINDAMOLA LAWAL
RECENTLY, some Nigerian clothiers and designers came together for a show to unveil the latest trend. Tagged Cupid Fashion Fair, it was organised by Rukkies Boutique and Ethnic Models at the Colonades, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The fair started with an exhibition, which lasted for hours, later, a fashion show followed in the evening, where top boutique owners, make-up artistes, hair extension distributors and designers unveiled their 2010 trends.
Models appeared on the runway in Asian, western, African wears ranging from casual, corporate, formal, cocktail, evening, wedding, bridal and other outfits.
Kaftan, bou bou, one-shoulder, gypsy jeggings, leggings, tights, jeans, pieces skirt, flare, bustier, opaque tight, pantyhose, shirts, ball dress, patches skirt, animal print, bum short, sleeveless, halter neck, metallic, sequins, pants, saris, kurtis and salwar kameez were some of trends on display.
Created by fashion experts, Kurti has managed to find room for itself season after season. On the runway, it came in different styles, colour and fabric such as georgette, plain cotton, chiffon and khadi with embroidery, print with light sequin work and fine detailing.
The classic cover-up is staging a great comeback, especially in all manners of styles to become summer favourite.
From the show, it was obvious that kaftan will swamp the sarong and overpower the paroe to become the mainstay of every woman and man’s wardrobe.
Some of the models stepped out in lovely tree-like pattern, with embroidery, same as long- detailed necklines, well embellished with stones and sequins. The designers used African fabrics such as linen, adire, lace and guinea brocade. However, there were more emphasis on the neckline and the sleeve and the dress hemline.
Glamour is typically synonymous with a big night out, whether you are going to award ceremonies, galas, balls, fashion shows and other events. It’s also usually associated with an over-the-top aura accentuated by loud details, like sequins, fancy embellishments and bold colours.
In the runway was classy, trendy and mouth-watering evening dress coming in different styles, designs, lengths, sizes, fabrics and colours. They were very versatile, feminine, red carpet-worthy that can transform a woman’s look from simple to sensational.
The sari is a graceful traditional Indian outfit for women. It is known to define the beauty of a woman and brings out her grace, elegance and glamour.
Nigerian celebrities and fashionistas have over the years found love in Indian fashion and celebrities such as Bukky Wright, Omowunmi Akinifesi, and some others were spotted on the red carpet in eye-catching saris.
The fashion show also showcased trendy saris, sarees coming in a colourful, floral, dyed, printed, embroidered and plain. The one that caught the audience attentions was when the model rocked the stage in a lovely sarees worn with a long jeggings.