The third edition of the St. EVE West African Fashion Show themed ‘Fashion is Art’ organized by the St. EVE Magazine team was held amidst glitz and glamour on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November, 2015, at the Ball Room of the Eko Hotels and Suites in Victoria Island Lagos. The fashion show portrays and promotes the best of the Nigerian Fashion Industry.
The St. EVE West African Fashion Show was sponsored by Jevkon Oil & Gas, Heritage Bank, St. EVE Magazine and Grand Oak International the makers of Calypso & St. Lauren Red Grape. Brand Partners for this fashion included; Mercedes Benz, Bliss Hair, Glam’s Make-Up, FingerKings, Le Paris Hotel, Tudor House, Eko Hotel & Suites, Carliza Hotel Ltd, The BlowFish Hotel, Luxury Spa Supplies, Daviva, Beauty Secret, and Aquadana Water.
The event, which trended on Twitter with the hashtag #FashionIsArt, commenced on Saturday 28th November with an open exhibition with different indigenous fashion crafts persons displaying their products for sale and various guests going away with bags, jewelleries, crafts, clothes, and other fashion accessories etc.
The fashion show proper took place on Sunday 29th November and was hosted by Uche Agbai, an On-Air Personality with City105.1FM.
The first show of the night witnessed the collections of YAGEE, My Beautiful Africa, Gravido Fashions, Prolific Couture, Kola Kuddus, and Mistics.
Dozzy Couture kicked off the second show, which also saw the designs from Victor Bassi, Araewa Fashion, Grace’s Hat, Kadol and JPKouture grace the runway. Ikwo Ndiomu’s Latreia Design and Matiluko Modupe’s Rare Gems Fashion completed the runway schedule for the second show.
The third show commenced soon with Funmilola Omokunga’s Lola Buttons, Obiekwe Anderlyn’s Glam Expression, Emeotu Egwolo’s Ewy’s Place, Simiat Ogunshina’s House of Marthys, and Rudavson Fashion owned by Pat Ofuya drawing out rounds of applause from the audience with the colourful and creative collections.
Anyone in the audience who thought he/she had seen the best of African Fashion had a change of mind by the time the final show got underway. Laxmi Hathiramani of Miss Lax thrilled with her fashionable bags. Rose Di Omimi Fashion, the fashion label of Evelyn Okere, the Organizer of the St Eve West African Show, took away the breathe of the enthralled guests with beautiful African prints.
Joan Ibuzo’s House of Marie and Toye Odufuye’s John Caulcrick then followed with their charming collections. The show was fittingly brought to a rousing close by the captivating pieces of Modela Couture and also London-based designer, Ade Bakare.
There were also musical performances by some artistes like Aramide and T-Banks who thrilled the audience intermittently during the show.
In attendance were the Consul General of Italy to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr. Andrea Pompermaier; National President, Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria FADAN, Mrs Funmi Ajila-Ladipo; President, International Women’s Society (IWS), Lexy Mojo Eyes; President of the American Women’s Club, Patrenia Werts Onuoha; Pearl Eve, La-Penza Couture, Advista and other fashion enthusiasts.