BN Bytes: Designer Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi’s New York Fashion Week “Fall” Makes Headlines

Blessings come in different forms!
The Spring 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week wrapped up in New York a few days ago and many of the models, bloggers and fashion press have moved across the Atlantic for the London Fashion Week.
One African designer who showed at the New York Fashion Week is still garnering press inches across the world, it’s Nigerian design star – Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi.

Lanre presented a stunning collection titled “Labour of Love” as part of the ARISE Made in Africa collectiveClick HERE to view her collection. Her collection was well received and according to our NY fashion spy, there is significant interest from buyers and mainstream fashion press. After her runway presentation, Lanre strutted out to take a bow but unfortunately she fell off the stage. She was helped up by Lola Ogunnaike and Saran Kaba-Jones who were seated nearby.

This incident has been covered by various news outlets including the UK Daily Mail and ITN News.

We are glad Lanre was uninjured and bravely strutted onstage a few minutes after the incident. She then received a rousing standing ovation from the audience!

Great lesson from Lanre this morning – embrace missteps as opportunities to shine, dust yourself up and try again!

50 Comments on BN Bytes: Designer Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi’s New York Fashion Week “Fall” Makes Headlines
  • jessi September 19, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Awww.dat must have been her most embarrassing moment eva.we love U̶̲̥̅̊ even more now.

  • moses September 19, 2011 at 10:10 am


  • jane September 19, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Sowi hun,mre publiciti4u!

  • Lady G September 19, 2011 at 10:38 am

    oh! sorry, sweetheart.

  • pelola September 19, 2011 at 11:06 am

    great lessons ko, great lessons ni!…before nko?Is she suppose to lay there and not get up again..

    • Tyc September 19, 2011 at 11:19 am

      LOOOOOLLLL!!!! Pelola ooo! LOOOLLL!!! I can’t stop LOLING!! Chai! BellaNaija!! U guys should delve into PR. Your choice of words are amazing!
      “Embrace missteps as opportunities to shine, dust yourself up and try again!” On top that somebody fell down and stood up! LOOOLL!!!

    • ifeoma n. September 19, 2011 at 6:41 pm

      lwkmd!!!! you are funny oh!!!!

  • Lala September 19, 2011 at 11:23 am

    ^_^ That was a nasty fall!

  • Babylicious September 19, 2011 at 11:42 am

    sorry hon….the upside of it is that more people now know you you still…#mmwahh#

  • pynk September 19, 2011 at 11:47 am

    glad she got up.

  • hyperfashun September 19, 2011 at 11:49 am

    awww! Go lanre!

  • istidele September 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    could this be a ground [pun intended] for litigation?

  • Aibee September 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Pelola oooooooH! How many times I call you? Na you biko! Loooool! LWTMB! These Bella Naija people sef?! They must put a PR spin on everything. As if she go siddon for ground, pschew! Una go wear 15 inch heels come dey waka like Miss Pepeiye! On a more serious note, I hope she no wound sha.

  • marvel September 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Some celebrities the world over even go to the extent of staging these types of incidents in the quest to make the cover page of some newspaper. Well, I don’t believe LDA staged this one but she made daily mail online and I am sure it hasn’t been bad for business either. I hope you are okay and as usual, I think you are the best designer we have in Nigeria.

  • hanna onome September 19, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    It was that black button under her shoe (above picture) that made her trip and fall! Lol

    • black pearl September 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm

      Noooo….that was no black button under her shoes,that is the heel of her shoe.Look very well dear.

  • Proenza September 19, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    It must be bad for business because the outfit she has on is hideous and the mismatched shoes are ghastly… the bad hairstyling and makeup do not help either… and when she got up she should have conducted herself with more grace! More mockery of Africans… smh

    • Purpleicious Babe September 20, 2011 at 2:08 am

      ok.. that not too nice.. is it???

    • ayodeji September 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm

      haba…how did she mock africa or africans…was it because she fell? no bigggie nau, na today person start to dey fall or yansh start to dey dey for back… my love to you Lanre, you fell alright but your works didnt!

  • iya oloja September 19, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    @ Proenza,u got something personal against the lady?

    • Proenza September 19, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      Nope I just tell it like it is, on a more serious note, I am however glad she was not hurt.

      • Hmm… September 20, 2011 at 10:17 am

        yes we can see how *glad* you really are…

  • sett September 19, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    those shoes look like somethign that will cause me to fall

  • feran September 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I hope she wasn’t hurt but mehn i found it hilarious!!!!!!

  • PROUD NIGERIAN September 19, 2011 at 4:59 pm


    and thank God the accident was not ghastly…imagine if there was equipment in that hole!

  • jackie September 19, 2011 at 5:08 pm


    • Xxxxx September 20, 2011 at 12:14 am

      I thought I was the only one that noticed that..She definitely did not trip on her shoes…It could have happened if she was bare feet…I am glad it is giving her designs the much needed press…Go LDA…Also,thanks Arise for showcasing Africa in the right light…

    • TRINAH September 20, 2011 at 7:16 pm

      True dat,,,I think she miscalculated her steps,,,may be she thot the stage where she was walking thru wasn’t at the end yet,,,eish I really feel for her,,,,,,xoxo

  • MB September 19, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Some of you are just plain horrible and I really wonder why this video had to be posted at all, I watched it cos I thot I would see her pieces more clearly, not knowing it was a video of someone missing her step which can happen to any of us.

    Some of the comments just show how hideous some of your minds are and it makes u the speaker look really ugly not d victim of d fall and BTW like someone said, now she’s been spotted by Daily Mail and this will give her more recognition even though Daily Mail meant it for a less glorious reason, she will gain from it.

    *SMH* at what envy can do to people and all d non starters that are envious of someone who has actually gone out there and done something!

    • feran September 19, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      SUZIE, dont get your panties in a bunch!!!! Cant u see that its all working out for her (PR)….SMH. Some pple like to vex sha!

      • MB September 20, 2011 at 1:57 am

        Erhmm… its actually ‘don’t get ur knickers in a twist’ not panties in a bunch *ouch*

    • Nneka September 19, 2011 at 5:45 pm

      * rolling eyes at yet another self righteous Bella Nigerian*

      Chill out. Your comment is actually more venomous than the ones you are whining about you know. I’m sure everyone’s glad she didn’t get hurt. You could use a sense of humor…ask LDA for some! She sure made the best of the incident and smiled through (re)walk.

      • MB September 20, 2011 at 1:54 am

        Atleast I have some “righteousness” because I actually don’t find people falling down and others laughing about it entertaining… sorry doesn’t do anything for me, I guess my mind is evolved beyond that, thank God.

    • T September 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

      err MB ‘panties in a bunch’ and ‘knickers in a twist’ are both recognized expressions (look it up) so calm down ehn

      • MB September 20, 2011 at 9:42 pm

        err dear Miss calm down & T not on this side of the pond it isn’t and as for looking it up – it’s not that serious…

  • deebaby September 19, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I hope she didnt get hurt,
    and I hope she didnt land on some technician’s head with those heels

  • onyinye September 19, 2011 at 10:07 pm


  • Brittle Paper September 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm


  • Purpleicious Babe September 20, 2011 at 2:05 am

    oh noo… not the fall… but oh well… its happens..

  • BeautyAndBrains September 20, 2011 at 5:04 am

    BN now overdid the story and are CONSPICUOUSLY forcing to sound all positive. She fell and then got up, big deal!! Dunno why BN is now making it a life lesson and religious service. As the person above said, would she have sat there? Abeg you guys at BN are just suckers for respect. But you can put Nonhle’s tweets. Interesting!

    Pls don’t moderate my comment oh! Freedom of speech!

  • anonymous September 20, 2011 at 8:09 am

    on top i must wear heeeeeels!!! she is a great designer no doubt, she actually made headline with this fall….

  • Ms. Jayee September 20, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Shet!!!!!! that was a FALL

  • Violet September 20, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Thank God she wasn’t injured…it was rlly a bad fall! Gosh!!!

  • NNENNE September 20, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Good publicity, btw.

  • TRINAH September 20, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    But, it still buffles me….how come she walked on the sides of the stage ?

  • Topsy September 21, 2011 at 4:52 am

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!she could have broken her leg o!Thank God she is fine.Still funny sa

  • Topsy September 21, 2011 at 4:56 am

    But is the commetator blind, she did not fall because of the heels…plus those of you commenting about the heels, are you blind too?Did you not watch the video?

  • Ayo September 21, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    Awww I loved the way she got back gracefullfy. this fall has definately got her rising some more! You just got to love LDA! Big up Lanre

  • tare September 30, 2011 at 12:53 am

    this is a blessing in disguise for her . Alot of people would wanna check her profile up and that’s free publicity for her label. you rock LDA. U inspire me alot . God bless you.

  • Shawne October 4, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    damn! dat fall was harsh

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