Arise Fashion Week 2019 took off on Friday, April 19 with a good number of emerging and eminent brands showcasing their designs on what’s been hailed as “the most beautiful runway in Africa.” The venue was the Lagos Continental Hotel in Victoria Island as bespoke menswear and womenswear fashion brand, Mai Atafo stole the opening night.
Mai Atafo went all in to deliver sophistication and elegance through the refreshing pieces he showcased. Asides the fierce designs, the overall presentation matched the collection quality and was a beauty to see.
The structured yet feminine cuts on the female models, the vibrancy of the male pieces and the rich range of the collection undoubtedly make this one to remember. Made of rich fabrics and classic patterns, the pieces were familiar yet contemporary with astute detailing.
For the women, he made a strong case for sophisticated office and formal wears and of course, the graceful kind of wedding gowns he’s become known for. Mai Atafo also made a play on androgynous fashion in a way that resulted in a soundly incomparable collection.
Check out select pieces from the Mai Atafo collection showcased at Arise Fashion Week 2019…
Photography by Emmanuel Oyeleke | Arise Fashion Week
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