ARISE Fashion Week 2020, one of the biggest fashion events on the continent, has officially kicked off with top African designers showcasing their pieces for the Spring/Summer 2021 season.
With the theme ‘30 under 30: The New Stars,’ this year’s edition will mark the first time ARISE Fashion Week is awarding monetary prizes to designers. Designers including Kiko Romeo, Lagos Space Programme, Mazelle Studio, Onalaja, Pepper Row, RÉ Lagos, T.I Nathan, TJWHO TZAR Studios, VicNate, among others will be competing for $500,000 in prize money.
Day 1 started with astonishing designs on the runway that blew our minds away, there were also performances from top-performing artists like Wizkid, Wurld, Wavy the Creator, and The Cavemen.
From metallic fabrics to denim on African print, BellaNaija Style will be bringing you all the runway looks, but in the meantime here are the highlights from day one.
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