Fearless Fashion: The Best of Lagos Street Style

Get style inspiration and explore a melting pot for creativity on the continent.

By Lagos Fashion Week

Streetstyle at Lagos Fashion Week 2019 (2019)Original Source: Lagos Fashion Week

Welcome to Lagos: Home of creativity

Lagos is home to over twenty million people with a youth population that’s currently estimated to be over half of the population. There’s no denying it, the creative energy and confidence in this city that’s constantly bustling with talent, creativity and entrepreneurship, can not be rivalled.

Lagos Street Style (2019)Original Source: Lagos Fashion Week

Lagos is a melting pot for creativity on the continent. The creative energy here stands out. It’s so palpable, it tells you stories of its people, who we are and where we’ve come from, our resilience, grit and determination to succeed beyond obstacles imposed by our environment.

Lagos Street Style (2019)Original Source: Lagos Fashion Week

The annual Lagos Fashion Week tentpole shows in October attracts thousands of fashion enthusiasts, experts and media. Over 40 of the continents most exciting designers show on the runway over 3 days from countries across Africa including Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa and Cote D'Ivoire.

Street style at Lagos Fashion Week 2019 (2019)Original Source: Lagos Fashion Week

When you’re in Lagos, there’s no such thing as being overdressed. Fashion in the Nigerian style capital is fearless. Locals embrace rich color and pattern, out-of-orders attempt to keep up, and the world watches to see what trends will arise next.

Streetstyle at Lagos Fashion Week 2019 (2019)Original Source: Lagos Fashion Week

Each season, as editors and attendees descend on the city to experience the collections, the bar for street fashion is raised just a little higher.

Streetstyle at Lagos Fashion Week 2019 (2019)Original Source: Lagos Fashion Week

You never know what to expect from the guests, whether they’re in full runway looks from luxury houses or one-of-a-kind pieces from under-the-radar talents.

Streetstyle at Lagos Fashion Week 2017 (2017)Original Source: Lagos Fashion Week

A compelling mix of futuristic and traditional, the vibrant tailored suits, elegant geles, and transparent track pants.

Lagos Street Style (2019)Original Source: Lagos Fashion Week

Beyond the runway, you can feel the pulse of Lagos’s creative scene from what people are wearing.

Lagos Street Style (2019)Original Source: Lagos Fashion Week

Style might be seemingly elusive but the freedom of expression that’s often captured, depicts the innate style and sense of fearlessness of the people in front of the lens.

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