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Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2016 Day 3: Weddings by Mai Atafo

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Day 3 of the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week has come to a close and here’s your BN Style Runway Recap.

The Weddings by Mai Atafo show was surely a case of “save the best for last.” The wedding collection, the only wedding collection at Lagos Fashion and Design Week this year, was an array of wedding attire of every party involved in the making of Nigeria’s favourite Saturday activity. While looking at the lovely pieces float down the runway, the audience was serenaded by a string quartet and soft singing by the gorgeous Kaliné; dressed in one of Mai Atafo‘s creations, singing nostalgic songs like Seal‘s ‘Kiss From a Rose’ that had everyone singing along while cheering for the well tailored suits and dresses. The designer loves to put on a show and that he did, every detail was great, even down to the set/runway design with tall flower vases placed at the beginning of the runway for a wedding themed backdrop.

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Photo Credits: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna)

20 Comments

  1. Courage

    October 29, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Mai is bad ass

  2. Karo

    October 29, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Of course, they have to make the light skinned girl the center of attention. And she’s not even a real model.

    • Ada Nnewi

      October 30, 2016 at 1:12 am

      You have an inferiority complex..

  3. UNCLE GWE GWE GWE

    October 29, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Creativity died long ago, Mai Atafo is a great REPLICA, same old designs and poorly executed.

  4. MamaJollof

    October 29, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Lovely collection but why on earth is Tania Omotayo the one to close the show? I don’t understand nigerians anymore. Where did our value for hardwork go to?? Tania is beautiful but that is all she has to offer. What type of work and sweat has she put in for her to become the model that closes the show for a big brand? do you know how many REAL models out there would have loved to close this show and walk for Mai Atafo? So many girls around lagos deserved this opportunity and God knows why it was given to tania, who does nothing but socialize with the wealthy people in Lagos. Let us stop using socialites to bring up our brands. Some girl’s dream would have been to walk this show but because Tania has 100k followers on instragram (for doing nothing) then she deserves all this attention. It is so unfair. We give opportunities to those who don’t even work for it. She has light skin and dated wizkid therefore she should be allowed to walk in Lagos fashion design week. If these are the people we idolize then i might as well bleach my skin, take nice selfies and date a singer. I am not understanding

    • Lora

      October 30, 2016 at 2:43 am

      You want to bleach your skin. Do it. You have said what is paining you.

    • X

      October 30, 2016 at 6:07 am

      Sigh!

  5. BadManT

    October 29, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    This same Tania girl will never embrace her Nigerian side. on snapchat all she does is show her dad because he is white, but do we ever see her mom? no. When she is traveling she will take photos of her british passport but hide the green one. Was she not the one thanking her dad’s genes for having long hair as if long hair only comes from being half white. she is fond of praising the white side of her heritage she might as well go and live in England then. Leave Lagos fashion design week for girls who are PROUD OF BEING BLACK and proud of being fully nigerian. You lightskin mixerace girls are unbecoming. Sit down somewhere please, dark skin girls should be the only ones on the runway if i had control over this show

  6. xplorenollywood.com

    October 29, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Hian things are not that deep. Wat if that’s what Mai wanted? I believe wat u shld truly look at r d designs n if she pulled it off. Personally the dresses aren’t all that, love d guys more. The gowns don’t fit and he must have missed the waist as the divide is awkward. The only nice dress was tania own sef!

  7. nene

    October 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    the best collection at this event so far. the male models look better than the females.

  8. bruno

    October 30, 2016 at 12:01 am

    that gown overwhelms her like crazy. she is too short, the gown even made her look shorter. isn’t she wiz kid’s girl?

    every fashion designer at the hklfdw has been giving us innovative clothes, pushing boundaries, but trust mai atafo to give us the same recycled crap. what the hell is this mess. apart from april by kunbi who still makes wedding dresses like this. old stale designs. so cheesy. crown and cape. uh

    I’m surprised he didn’t use that his black stripe material that he likes using.

    the suits sef there’s nothing special about them nothing fresh or unique about it. are u a tailor or a designer, mai atafo pick one.

    this is 2016 mai atafo wake the hell up.

    • Kelechi Okere

      October 30, 2016 at 1:36 am

      totally in agreement with you Bruno! Mai Atafo needs to go to fashion school!

  9. IWannaknowwhatloveis...

    October 30, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Welcome to Lagos, where anyone can be a supermodel overnight 🙂

    • Anon

      October 30, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      You don’t have to be a model to wear someone’s clothes. People use their friends, celebrities etc
      Chigul modelled for Kiki Kamanu, but no outrage. Does this mean that you guys are slightly jealous of light skinned women? Explains the hate on NGL blog

  10. Nigerian Celebrity Blog

    October 30, 2016 at 12:32 am

    The buzz around the whole event itself was impressive and so are the fashion statements seen on this particular post.

    Unlike what have been seeing on other Nigerian Blogs

  11. Fifi

    October 30, 2016 at 2:26 am

    I wonder whose work he copied now, most overrated tailor in Nigeria, very unoriginal and has any one ever worn one of his wedding dresses? Adebayo jones i know, kosibah i know, ohimai who has worn ya wedding cloth? Anyway wtf is this https://www.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/1-Heineken-Lagos-Fashion-Design-Week-2016-day-3-weddings-by-mai-atafo_IMG_2203_bellanaija.jpg

    • NNechi Spicy

      November 1, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      Fii that is the ugliest GOWN in the whole world!

  12. Anon

    October 30, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Armpit boobs not cool.

  13. Mimi

    October 30, 2016 at 11:37 am

  14. Christian Sister

    October 30, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Really love the menswear. The bridal set for the women was just not it. It was like a last minute addition.

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