In the last post you saw the red carpet / street style and me & tobi rushing to the show after work. Well here are the pictures of the runway. Someone commented that the audience wasn't much, probably cause it was a work/ school week. Fri-Sunday was beyond hectic, parking was psycho, we'll go into that in the Sunday post.
Thursday was awesome!!! I loved it. Sure it started a couple hours late, but it went smoothly. There was barely any wasting of time. Great seats so nice pictures. It wasn't stressful. really fun and well organized. I love the lighting, out of all the days I went, Thursdays lighting was definitely my favorite and on point.
16 designers showed their collection, I have loads of pictures of over half of them. Enjoy.
Jini Collection (Nigeria)
this was my favorite dress below
Jini's pretty cool & really affordable N5k and above, she has so much other stuff that werent shown/ selected for arise (+234 07039534221 , firstname.lastname@example.org )
if anyone has more info on the other designers, send them to me and I'll edit the blog post especially price range, cuz some designers at AMFW cost like N50-150k, so would love to know the affordable ones ....cause nysc corper here.... no bueno. lol but I'll add the info :)
Femi Handbags (Nigeria)
at first i wasnt feeling the bags, but then......
|dont know why but i love the 3rd model. her face is pretty cool|
Toju Foyeh (Nigeria)
wow LOVED LOVED LOVED her stuff. Like theyre actually stuff I would wear to an event, so glamourous and realistic. Im scared to ask the price sha, but if anyone knows her info send it, if not I guess google might work.
|I've forgotten her name, but she's a pretty big up & coming model, and I think she might have won face of Arise last year. She's so pretty and young about 17 (EDIT: her name is Chika Emmanuel, tnx)|
Loza Maleombho (US / Cote d'Ivoire)
what's cool is that the designer won an Arise award and the model (edit: Georgie) that walked with her at the end also won a model award, dont remember what it was but when they both came up to get their awards (separately) they seemed nice. The model was full of spunk, really nice, dedicated it to the Nigerian models, she's not Nigerian, cause her accent is from a different African country. The designer seemed reserved and very happy to win. You know during award and teh winner looks humble like their about to cry etc. Happy for them
5 designers get to go to show their stuff in New York, you'd probably have to check the arise website for full info of who won etc.
|OH MY DAYS!!!! LOOK AT HER TUMMY!!!! gosh I doubt the pizza i had for dinner and breakfast will help me get here. WOW.|
Re Bahia (UK/ Nigeria) (some of you remember the red wigs back stage from the Wednesday post, didn't know the designer then till the models hit the runway on thursday)
Paul Herve Elisabeth (France / Martinique)
|one of my fav pictures that I took during amfw|
Laquan Smith (US) . I think he's from NY, he also won an Arise award on Sunday.
when you looked around before the show started
|Fri - Sun wasnt this easy, PACKED, like some people didn't even have seats, smh even though they had vip tickets, i think they gave almost everyone VIP tickets front row tickets smh. Eitherways I loved Thursday.|