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Designers on what will be in vogue in 2016 (1)

The fashion scene in 2015 was dynamic. A lot of Nigerians embrace different colourful garbs. 2016 is not going to be an exception, the fashion scene will witness the continuous display of colourful attires and colour blocking.

ENCOMIUM Weekly spoke with talented designers on what the fashion scene will look like this year.

 

Big Ben Ebenezer Kilani (Big Ben Kilani)

How will you describe 2015 fashion scene?

2015 was a year of style. People awakened to different unique styles. They were conscious of what they wore. There were a lot of bespoke. People were conscious of traditional attires as well.

What were the fashion mistakes you noticed?

Some guys were wearing floor sweeping attires, I am not talking about their traditional wears. It is not proper to wear such if it is not a traditional attire.

What are the fashion pieces and colours to expect this year?

Colours depend on the person wearing it but charming and attractive colours will be on display. People want to be noticed this year.

Brief cases are in. brogues, scandals for guys are also in. We are going traditional now. Agbada used to be a symbol of old age before now but young guys are wearing it. Dansiki is also in vogue. Drim hat is also in, hat is now very edgy.

How best can fashion icon rock them?

Sandals can go on casual. Brogues on suits, for formal wears, you can also combine it with native as well. Black hat can go with native, you can use some other colours for coperate wears.

 

Jeremiah Obodo (Swanky Jerry)

How will you describe 2015 fashion scene?

Fashion evolved in 2015, it was very interesting, people were not afraid to go over the board.

What were the fashion mistakes you noticed?

A lot of people are not yet coordinated with the way they dress to events. They are still a bit confused on the type of dress to wear for each event. For instance, it is not right to wear a suit for a music concert.

What are the fashion pieces and colours to expect this year?

People will stick to fashion trends from last year. People will adorn colourful wears. They will play with colours as well.

How best can fashion icon rock them?

Black can go with any other colour. Nude will go with any other colour as well.

 

Evans Akere (Vanskere)

How will you describe 2015 fashion scene?

The industry was good though, the economy played a big role last year. It affected purchasing power. There were trendy attires last year. Nigerians patronize African print. Last year was really good from my own end.

What were the fashion mistakes you noticed?

I don’t believe fashion has rules. Whatever you want to wear, it must cover the necessary places. It should be pleasant to the eyes. Fashion is an expression of personality and what you are comfortable with. I don’t think there are mistakes to fashion unless your combination is not pleasant or too much for the eyes.

Fashion is a style that is made popular by a person, when Michael Jackson was alive, he was wearing jackets and skinny pants. People were laughing at him but they started wearing skinny pants after he passed on.

What are the fashion pieces and colours to expect this year?

Loud bright colours will be embraced more by men. Colourful bright suits will continue to be in vogue this year. People will go all out to express themselves. Men are wearing agbada more. People are shifting from western look to traditional look.

There is a revolution in the industry, designers need to arise and make agbada more trendy.

How best can fashion icon rock them?

I can’t tell you that now. I am working on it. I will be unveiling my agabda collection very soon. What people have not seen before, just be on the lookout.

 

Abbyke Domina

How will you describe 2015 fashion scene?

I will describe it as competitive, it gave room for more hard work. A lot of new faces emerged in the fashion industry and they are also talented. It gave a wakeup call to known designers also to work harder.

What were the fashion mistakes you noticed?

I wouldn’t call it mistake, but I will say it was an opportunity for people who are doing well to see a lot of designers copied, which shouldn’t be so. I think everyone should come up with their own idea. A mistake a good talented person will make is waiting or watching what others are doing.

What are the fashion pieces and colours to expect this year?

I think the colours to expect this year should be lot of white, burgundy, nude and teal green.

How best can fashion icon rock them?

You can rock styles whichever way you create it. So long it’s what the society can accept and agree to call it fashion.

– SHADE WESLEY-METIBOGUN

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