|EKU EDEWOR,TIWA SAVAGE & JUMAI SHABA|
|EKU & JUMAI|
As usual, earnest work began as early in the morning of each day as possible, designers had to do last minute fittings, models had to wear the clothes so that what could easily be adjusted was sorted out, make-up had to start as early as possible, hairstylist were at hand to make sure all was in the right place.
The backstage was like a crazy house, with many models packed in, designers and their stylists, numerous aides doing this and that, it was a beehive of activity so as to be able to deliver the best at least.
We were everywhere to cover all the proceedings at the same time on the prowl to catch any fashionistas going about either on the red carpet or even inside the tents just before the shows were to start.
Like we will continually say, we agree that there were many things that could have been done better, we agree also that the shows could have also started more on time than they did, we agree that we thought the organizers might have taken up more than they could easily chew in the numbers of designers that participated at the fashion week-77 in all. We think a more reduced numbers of designers would have been more manageable. But all in all, we must commend the organizers for trying their best at delivering a world class show. Many might have tried comparing the show to the LFW or the Mercedes Benz NYFW or even the Paris Fashion Week, all these shows have been on for several numbers of years and they still encounter little hitches here and there, but one major thing is that they enjoy unbelievable supports from their communities, also there are things we would spend extra ordinary amount of resources on here, that are standards in those countries.
So let’s celebrate our own, in our own special way, slowly and gradually we would get there and by God's grace we would learn from our little mistakes and we would one day deliver the best that is comparable to any in any parts of the world. One way or the other the Arise showcase brought good attention to Africa whether anyone likes it or not. Enjoy our photo-splash!!!!!
|DESIGNER-JOHN KAVEKE & FRIEND|
|WONU ODUNSI-CO-OWNER OF LPM|
|RE-BAHIA & FRIEND|
|PAUL HERVE ELISABETH|
|HOT JAMAICAN MODEL-SIGAIL CURNE|
|SIGAIL & GEORGIE SIGNING MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK|
|SIGAIL & GEORGIE|
|YINKA FASHOLA OF MOOFA|
|BESTOW ELAN, FRIEND & NKWO|
|DABOTA,FATIMA GARBA, LATASHA & FRIEND|
|JESSICA & FRIEND|
|KUNBI & KUNBI OYELESE|
|1ST DAUGHTER OF OYO ON THE RIGHT- ABISOLA KOLAPO-DAISI|
|LILIAN UNACHUKWU OF LIAM FASHION AGENCY|
|FUNMI AHMED & FRIEND|