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2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week: LaQuan Smith



LaQuan Smith gave us a glimpse into the future with his 21st century modern- woman pieces. The New York born designer’s trendy collection definitely depicted the next level of fashion innovation.


Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi


  1. dorothy

    March 11, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    the dress in d 4th pic is a hit for me…..i love it

    • femena

      March 12, 2012 at 3:42 am

      u got that right….luv it

    • fokasibe

      March 12, 2012 at 10:41 am

      That was the dress which made me change my mind…..Love it!

  2. scouser

    March 11, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    very edgy….love em but seems like i have been seeing dese designs for a long time. Don’t know why?…dere is no originality in this year’s fashion show

  3. Ms Awesome

    March 11, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    i agree wit dorothy, such a simple n beautiful dress. but d first 3 didnt do it for me. tooo futuristic for me. But I really liked d rest. D way he played wit d colors, esp d 4th and the short blue dress. Also d cut superb. Nice collection.

  4. Francesca

    March 11, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    A few of these are quite futuristic. Some not so wearable but still fashion forward. I love the white dress with the white stripes towards the end. I would rock that! He did a good job, but a lot of the designers did lack originality.

  5. KingsQueen

    March 11, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    i think he should win, theres just sumfin different bout his collection, from the structure to the designs…

  6. Mafia

    March 11, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I luv luv luv the multicolored fabric he used… very “modern”.

  7. Sash

    March 11, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    This is the best so far. Wow! This is exactly what is expected on a runway not all those regular stuff we see everyday.

  8. Dee-USA

    March 12, 2012 at 4:56 am

    There is definitely something different: the tailoring. So terribly made. Notice the poor hem line on the one picture that shows the back of an outfit? I don’t know where some of these designers thought they were going to. You wouldn’t dream of showing at NYFW with these looks. The neck pieces looked more like slave braces than anything. It seems with each day that passed, the caliber of designers got worse. Cos this is a disaster.

  9. ms pretty

    March 12, 2012 at 8:04 am

    i like the optical illusion dresses and the little black dress is a kill…luv

  10. chuchusweets

    March 12, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Fresh and certainly innovative from Africa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So futuristic . I Love!

  11. fabulous_guy

    March 12, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Very futuristic! Good to have if Ɣ☺U̶̲̥̅̊ plan on visiting venus! I like d structure and clean lines tho

  12. Remie

    March 12, 2012 at 9:37 am

    I really loved it after d 4th design. It was so chic…and lovely. Don’t get d 1st 3 though…bt, a beautiful n colorful collection.

  13. ak

    March 12, 2012 at 11:45 am


  14. Personal Shopper

    March 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm

  15. InCotonou

    March 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Finally a designer who gets what it means to be a designer! innovative materials/fabrics, interesting use of colours and motifs, a clear unifying theme. I love it!

  16. udochi

    March 12, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    the 5th is wooooow……i loveeeeeeee it

  17. PK- SA

    March 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    4,5,5,7 only for me.

  18. pynk

    March 12, 2012 at 2:34 pm


  19. blgtrl

    March 12, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    fresh take on colour blocking

  20. chacha

    March 12, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    love it very avant garde and wearable for most

  21. sunny

    March 12, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I can see this on a runway in NY great collection

  22. Bolanle

    March 13, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    nice nice nice! picture number 4 is lovely

  23. clairebaby

    March 14, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Very futuristic, very creative, very different, well sewn, well put-together, you could see it had a theme. I love the jacket on the 3rd model, I love the dresses on the 4th and 5th model. But the back-view of the sleeves on the 6th model blew me away! Lovely

  24. dimpled freak

    March 16, 2012 at 11:20 am

  25. Chysom

    April 4, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    The 4th model aced it.. Finally I’m feeling like its a fashion show.. Very creative

  26. mach

    May 28, 2012 at 4:27 pm


  27. tayloralbert

    January 8, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I have found great picture here, all models looks really very stunning. I also agree with dorothy about his statement. Creative picture……..

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