After a 5 year hiatus, ARISE Fashion Week is back in 2018 with a bang. So far we’ve seen British supermodel Naomi Campbell walk the runway and some of our favourite African supermodels, Oluchi Orlandi and Ojy Okpe. BBNaija‘s Leo Da Silva also made an appearance on the runway on Day 2 for menswear brand, Kimono Kollection while Nollywood veteran Richard Mofe Damijo also walked the runway for Taryor Gabriels.
British rapper and now fashion designer, Tinie Tempah showcased his What We Wear collection for the first time in Lagos on Day 2 and to close the show, he came out with Olajumoke Orisaguna – if you remember, she’s the bread seller turned model who was scouted after photobombing a photo shoot Tinie did with TY Bello for a spread in ThisDay Style in 2016. Tinie’s runway presentation was a star-studded display with performances by British artiste Not3s, and Dice Ailes who closed the show with his hit song, Otedola.
If you know my story you’ll remember that the photoshoot I bombed was for British/Nigerian pop star @tiniegram for @thisdaylive He just launched his fashion line & I walked for him yesterday at @arisefashionweek….that’s him & I on stage doing the finalé…OMG I’m in tears watching this video again Tinie litterarily launched my career with a #wcw post two years ago & yesterday I did the finalé with him. My #jummystars I actually wish I could fly on that stage last night. Please check out @ww.wear & buy. When I make plenty money, I’ll buy some.& do a giveaway Video source: @qtabyevents #emotional #thankful #arisefashionweek #runway #model #tinietempah #olajumoke #grace #runway #fashion #catwalk #highfashion
Day 2 of the 3-day fashion event also had 2 fired up musical performances by Seyi Shay, an interview session with Naomi Campbell by Lola Ogunnaike and a short fashion film by Ozwald Boateng just before he closed the night with an amazing collection.
The About That Curvy Life Collective also made an appearance this year on Day 1, with Media Personality Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi walking for FIA Factory and Tajé Prest for Sally Bawa.
It was such an honor to walk for @mysallybawa for @theatclcollective at @arisefashionweek. Loved it! Ps: I can now say I walked the same runway show as @iamnaomicampbell ?? Shoutout to my girls for screaming their lungs off and making loads of videos. Ya’ll are the real mvp’s. Even made me break my model face while I walked ??♀️ #AriseFashionWeek #Day1 #TAJE
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