Fashion events are not new to the city of Lagos. However, it took a different turn with the introduction of the maiden edition of the Lagos Bridal Fashion Week. It was the first of its kind at the commercial center. The event took place from May 4th to May 6th. It took place at the Balmoral convention centre at the Federal place Hotel, Lagos.

Before it started, the press, industry experts, and invited guests were treated to a cocktail evening at Temple Muse, Victoria Island. The organizers of the event, Call Her Classics Agency, headed by Ayomide spoke on the purpose of the Lagos Fashion Bridal Week.

In a statement, she said:

“We are extremely excited to bring to you Lagos Bridal Fashion Week, Nigeria’s First Bridal Fashion Week which puts us on the map amongst other renowned Bridal Fashion Weeks in the world including London, Barcelona, and New York She also said that they could all agree that there is a growing demand and patronage for homegrown wedding/bridal brands. She added, “We have decided to use this opportunity to support the local businesses by offering them exposure to brides not only in Nigeria but around Africa. We are also giving other African designers access to a new market – Nigerian brides”.

About Lagos Bridal Fashion Week

The Lagos Bridal Fashion Week official kicked off officially on May 4th and ended on May 6th. Day one started on a slow note but it gathered momentum as it progressed. The runway shows were the main attraction. But apart from them, there were a few other attractions too. There were masterclasses with industry experts. The guest speakers, bridal consultation rooms, exhibitions, bridal boutique, LBFW photo booth, food arena, and more also added to the event fun.

Also, prominent dignitaries including Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, senior special assistant on foreign affairs and diaspora, Abike Dabiri, and media personality turned politician, Dayo Adeneye amongst others were present at the event.

Moreover, notable speakers at this year’s masterclasses included: Lavish Bridal, Ink Eze of They spoke on ‘Breaking into the fashion industry: things to consider before going in the fashion business; Mai Ataifo spoke on ‘Wedding Fashion Business” all in day one of the event.

And then, it was day two that had Alara brand speak on ‘The ultimate luxury wedding’. Virgos lounge spoke on ‘Fashion Retail: growing your brand internationally’; Bimpe Onakoya took the guests on ‘Growing your makeup brand’; and Brides by Nona spoke on ‘Financial sustainability in the fashion industry’.

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