BY OYINDAMOLA LAWAL
SNAPSHOTS, the creative Unit of Covenant Christian Centre (CCC), recently, organised a fashion show for 15 new and upcoming designers who are members of the church at the Lagoon Restaurant, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Tagged X, Y & Stars, the event, conceived as one of the creative projects of the Church, aimed at augmenting existing efforts that would raise the fashion industry in the country.
Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN) also supported the programme while Iman Cosmetics provided all cosmetics.
The Coordinator, Dr. Gbenga Kuponiyi, said: “X stand for Ladies, Y for men and little stars for children. The church is a part of everyday people from all walks of life. Our models and designers are taken from the church. Consistently, we want people to learn how to fish and not to fish for them. This show is giving them a platform to learn in the fashion industry and network.”
Held on St. Valentine’s Day, the show started with an Orange Carpet, which lasted for about two hours (3-5pm).”
He added, “ we have not restricted the designers to the colours of Valentine, rather we have left them to their imagination.”
Stars on the runway
APART from showcasing creative and artistic works of up-coming designers, the show had celebrities such as Yinka Davies, Rooftop MCs, Obiwon, Chioma Chukwuka, Iretiola Doyle, Folorunsho Alakija, Segun Arinze, David Uba, Bayo Haastrup, Omowunmi Akinnifesi, president of FADAN, Prince Oyefusi and Bouqui, and others on the runway in trendy designs.
They all rock the runway in glamorous and mouthwatering outfits-- from different designers.
THE designers that showcased their outfit include partner Aduka Design, Wunmieo Couture (WC), Rhobes Couture, Lisk Couture, El-Karis Clothing’s Accessories, Ikole Creations, Nu Studios, Simple and Beautiful Collections, JLM Clothing, Diadem Finishing “Ethel Bunting”, Nude fashion, Ay- Fad’s Bespoke, Beauty John (BJ Design), DM Pieces and Bhezhaleel Options.
Each of them showcased mouth blowing outfits ranging from ruffles to high waist, patches, empire, boubou, kaftan, flare, one-shoulder dress, suits, drippy dress, shirts, pants, pleats and puff to mention a few.
There was good use of colours combination; fabric mixing and the designs were exclusive.