From October 25th to October 29th 2023, Heineken Lagos Fashion Week will return for its 13th edition hosting Runway Shows and Presentations and a line-up of activities taking place around the vibrant city of Lagos.
This year’s schedule has been carefully curated to demonstrate our commitment to the continent by adding value to creativity, through discovering and nurturing new talents which we’ve explored with initiatives like Fashion Focus & Green Access. This year’s runway line-up is truly reflective of this commitment- as we Refresh! Key to a dynamic and sustainable fashion ecosystem is the ability to discover a wave of fresh new talent, nurture and support them through initiatives that foster collaboration, skills development and access to market.
From Thursday 26th October through to 29th October, the #LagosFW runway will welcome these new talents, further positioning Lagos as the destination for new talent in the continent.
XRETAIL – After a successful pop-up across key cities in Africa such as Abidjan, Abuja, Accra and Cape Town, XRetail returns to Lagos in concept stores: Zinkata & Vane Style from October 25th to October 31st. Consumers can explore a handpicked collection of both established and up-and-coming African designers.
Lagos Fashion Week x ANKA – On Wednesday 23rd October, Lagos Fashion Week in collaboration with ANKA, Ivorian based e-commerce startup formerly AFRIKEA, will be hosting a private roundtable dinner with key industry stakeholders and a designers cocktail event to kick-off LagosFW festivities.
UNESCO Report – On 26th October 2023 during Lagos Fashion Week, UNESCO will launch its first ever report on “The African fashion sector: Trends, challenges and opportunities for growth”, which offers an overview of the enormous potential of the African fashion industry and presents strategic recommendations for its sustainable growth. Register Here
Runway Shows – From 26th October- 28th October, Lagos Fashion Week Tents will officially open for runway shows. Doors will open from 5pm daily at Federal Palace Hotel.
Swap Shop – From 26th October – 28th October, Swapshop is back at Lagos Fashion Week in partnership with ZeClutter. Embracing the principles of a circular economy which emphasise reuse, reduction, and recycling, the Swap Shop initiative encourages consumers to consider how their purchasing decisions can drive change through facilitating the exchange of pre-owned items such as swapping, sharing, donating, and resale.
Green Access Showcase – With a profound focus on transforming waste in Lagos into innovative and eco-conscious designs Luqman Ajani, Founder of Ajaneé; Adebayo Adedamola, Founder of Bornstarng; Wuraola Omiyale, Founder of By.Wuzzy; Tunde Shoremekun, Founder of E.S.O by Liman; and Temetan Omolabake, Founder of Dust of the Earth will craft their collections from waste materials, primarily using second hand clothes sourced from the largest second hand markets in Lagos and take to the runway on Saturday 28th October, 2023.
Heineken at 150 Launch – Heineken, one of the world’s most recognised beer brands, is marking its 150th anniversary with a launch event on #LagosFW grounds on Saturday 28th October. The launch event will be a demonstration of Heineken’s commitment to spreading the spirit of good times and embracing the gezelligheid lifestyle that Heineken represents.
Lagos Fashion Week and The Fashion Collective Naija – Garments Of The Future – Lagos Fashion Week is embarking on an innovative collaboration with The Fashion Collective Naija to venture into uncharted territories by introducing “Garments of the Future,” an initiative aimed to create digital replicas of clothing seen on the runway. This collaboration represents a pivotal step forward in the fashion industry, as it aligns physical fashion presentations with emerging digital possibilities.
Ticket Availability & Access
To access the Lagos Fashion Week 2023 physical runway shows at the tents, tickets are available to purchase on https://tix.africa/discover/bo/
Lagos Fashion Week 2023 is title supported by Heineken and supported by Style House Files, TECNO, Lush Hair, Bioderma, Bank of Industry, MTN Nigeria, AfreximBank and Spotify.
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