Lagos designers champion ‘unapologetically African’ fashion

“You have to struggle so hard to make your voice heard, that’s why Lagos will always stand out,” model Larry Hector told AFP about Nigeria’s gritty yet unquestionably glamorous megacity Lagos.

A model presents a creation by Hephzibah during the Lagos Fashion Week on October 25, 2018. – Lagos Fashion Week aims to promote the Nigerian, African fashion industry and facilitate contact between entrepreneurs and consumers, including the media to view the current collections of designers participating at the event

The statuesque 20-year-old dressed in all-white was standing backstage at the Lagos Fashion Week on Friday evening surrounded by a dizzying array of lush fabrics and gazelle-legged models.

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