HIGHSNOBIETY // The Lagos Fashion Week Menswear Edit

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LFW:

The Highsnobiety Edit

After diligently deliberating on countless hours of amazing African fashion c/o Lagos Fashion Week, I’ve put together the Highsnobiety edit of the designers you need to know and the pieces you’ll want to get.

read the full article and review at Highsnobiety.com >>

OkayAfrica // The 10 Best Moments from Lagos Fashion Week 2018

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Photo by Kola Oshalusi.

 

The 10 Best Moments from Lagos Fashion Week 2018

A recap of the memorable designs and raw talent showcased at this year's Lagos Fashion Week.

What is Lagos without the energy? 

In Africa's most populated city, vigor and vibrancy are what cultivate the energy that keeps the city bustling and thriving, despite the efforts of NEPA. That very same energy was definitely present throughout this season's fashion week shows. Afromodernism, theatrical showmanship, and celebrity appearances were some of the themes in many of the presentations, but never in lieu of genuine and raw design talent.

This curated collection of Africa's finest designers managed to keep the audience attention on a rollercoaster ride of discerning moments throughout the ongoing parade of models and garments. To help digest these moments, I've put together my top 10 from the fashion rollercoaster that was Lagos Fashion Week 2018.

 

Mr. Porter's "Mr. P" x NY Mag's The CUT

The CUT x Mr. P

featuring Taj Reed

photographs by Travis Matthews

styled by Alexander-Julian

Styled four looks for Mr. Porter x NY Magazine’s The CUT utilizing all pieces from Mr. Porter’s “Mr. P” essentials collection.

read the full article at TheCut.com >>

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PRODUCTION CREDITS

Photography by Travis Matthews

Styling by Alexander-Julian

Art Direction by Sam Kim at New York Stories

Produced by Aydah Albaba

Grooming by Sae-Ryun Song

SCHICK Magazine | Alexander-Julian hosts Exclusive Fashion Dinner at THE HOUSE in Lagos

ALEXANDER-JULIAN HOSTS EXCLUSIVE FASHION WEEK DINNER AT THE HOUSE IN LAGOS

“Creative content specialist and all-round fashionisto Alexander-Julian Gibbson took some time out to celebrate the start of Lagos Fashion Week 2018 with an exclusive dinner on Thursday night at ‘The House’ in Victoria Island, Lagos. Guests included designers, creatives and press. From menswear fashion influencer Denola Grey, to Nigerian designers Emmy Kasbit and Adebayo Oke-Lawal. Other hand-picked guests included Baingor Joiner, Stephen Tayo, Nigerian musician Falana and documentary photographer Yagazi Emezi. With great food and an amazing ambience, it was a great start to the fashionable week ahead!”

 

Everybody Eats, b.

[THE MIXTAPE]

“A late-night dinner in Lagos.”

by DJ Atracta

download on Apple Music.

 

World of WearableArt for L'Officiel USA

photography by Marissa Findlay.

World of WearableArt for L’Officiel USA

Every year New Zealand hosts the World of WearableArt (WOW) Fashion/Art Exhibition, where designers from all over the world create intricately designed garments for the chance to win the Supreme WOW Award at the exhibition’s extravagant Awards Night ceremony.

This year WOW celebrated 30 years of “taking art off the wall and onto the human form” and in celebration of 30 years, I made it down to Wellington to catch the Awards Night ceremony and watch the eccentrically awesome display. I then worked with the WOW team to select and shoot some of my favorite pieces from the show.

The amount of time and work put into each garment, to me, was reminiscent of the attention and detail put in by the famous ateliers of Paris and Milan to couture garments. So, I wanted to shoot these pieces as such, bold, avant-garde, and bare––a true welding of the worlds of art and fashion.

check out the full story at lofficielusa.com >>

   Echoplex - Goddess of Reverb   by Natalie Hutton  (Melbourne, Australia) //  Winner: Avant-garde Section

Echoplex - Goddess of Reverb by Natalie Hutton (Melbourne, Australia) // Winner: Avant-garde Section

   Spirit Bone   by Guo Xiao Tong  (Beijing, China) //  Winner: Weta Workshop Emerging Designer Award

Spirit Bone by Guo Xiao Tong (Beijing, China) // Winner: Weta Workshop Emerging Designer Award

   Ernst Haeckel’s Bride   by Nika Danielska  (Wroclaw, Poland) //  Runner Up: Supreme WOW Award // Winner: Under the Microscope Section

Ernst Haeckel’s Bride by Nika Danielska (Wroclaw, Poland) // Runner Up: Supreme WOW Award // Winner: Under the Microscope Section

  Chinese Opera  by Chan Wai Tung  (Hong Kong, China)

Chinese Opera by Chan Wai Tung (Hong Kong, China)

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