VVS Lagos Fashion Show made its debut on Saturday, July 16th, with a spectacular unveiling that incorporated various aspects of art and culture.
With Lagos being home to several creators yearning to showcase rich heritage to the rest of the world through fashion, art, culture, lifestyle, and technology, VVS Lagos is the bridge that sealed the gap.
To facilitate the ever-changing fashion landscape and the growing public interest in fashion in Nigeria, VVS Lagos was launched to have a new Fashion Week format to significantly boost engagement and reach new audiences for designer brands.
Ifeanyi Nwune, the founder of VVS Lagos, collaborated with Eyowo in response to the ever-changing fashion landscape and growing public interest in Nigerian fashion.
The evolution of the art indcustry over the last 30 years has demonstrated the importance of technology and new innovative styles.
Designers such as Anthony Azekwoh, Yusuff Aina, Ifeanyi Nwune, and Ken Nwadiogbu are making art accessible to all by creating NFTs that features concise attention to detail and design excellence.
VVS Lagos celebrated this in grand style.
The runway show was held at The Good Beach, while the art exhibition and trunk sales were held at the Mera Mera luxury beach house, which featured tranquil and exquisite interiors.
The runway featured a mix of renowned designers and international brands.
Gray Scale, T.I Nathan, Kadiju, I.N Official, TJWHO, and Ré Lagos enthralled the audience with innovative designs, fantasy displays, fabric mastery, unconventional pieces, and traditional artistry that highlight the beauty and versatility of Nigerian fabrics and prints.
The exhibition was curated by Nigerian artist Ken Nwadiogbu and featured other artists such as Ayanfee Olarinde, Emma Odumade, and Wasiu Eshinlokun.
Participants were able to interact and engage with pieces depicting the concept of freedom thanks to the in-person format.
Due to the sheer presence of fashion consumers and industry professionals, collaboration was made easier in fostering a stronger creative platform for a growing community.
Artists such as Solis and Aylo delivered electrifying performances that captured an authentic experience.
Don Jazzy, Olamide, MI Abaga, TG Omori, Asake, Hanu Agbodje, Noble Igwe, Antolecky, Wavy the creator, Micheal Sensei, Nengi Adoki, Dj Caise, Stephen Tayo, and TSE also graced the event.
The show also hosted the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Awards to recognize and acknowledge the next generation of leaders and innovators.
The VVS Lagos is a project of I.N Official and is powered by Eyowo. Tiger Beer, Pepsi, and Patricia are among the affiliated brand partners. The Imagination Agency, led by Dr. Emeka Nwune, organized the event.
VVS also collaborated with Audiomack Nigeria to create a collaborative playlist curated by Guinness World Record awardee, Dj Yin, who also performed live at the VVS Lagos after party.
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VVS aims to increase African fashion footprints around the world by increasing appreciation for Africa.
VVS Lagos has demonstrated the brilliance, diversity, and values of visionaries by providing a platform for a technological transformation in Lagos.
Pictures Credit: VVS LAGOS