Moda Operandi Debuts Exquisite Selection From Lagos Fashion Week In Annual Trunkshow
Moda Operandi, a vanguard in showcasing global fashion talent, has unveiled its fourth annual “Best of Lagos Fashion Week” Trunkshow. This year’s collection presents an exceptional lineup, featuring the works of designers Kìléntár, LilaBare, Orange Culture, and Oríré, each making significant strides in captivating a worldwide audience.
The Trunkshow is not just a platform but a celebration of the burgeoning talent emerging from Lagos Fashion Week. “Every year, we find ourselves invigorated by the display of creativity, ethical fashion practices, and the rich culture that Lagos Fashion Week brings to the forefront,” stated Kelsey Lyle, a buyer for Moda Operandi. “Our clientele look to Moda for unique and groundbreaking designers from across the globe, and Lagos Fashion Week consistently delivers an array of emerging talents. This year, we are thrilled to introduce our audience to three new designers – LilaBare, Orange Culture, and Kìléntár, the latter being an exclusive addition to Moda. Kìléntár, established by British-Nigerian designer Michelle Adepoju, merges a diverse array of African cultural influences and historical periods into its designs. We are also delighted to welcome back the Lagos-based brand Oríré.”
The Spring ’24 collection offers a range of styles, from Oríré’s contemporary take on denim and tie-dye techniques to Nairobi-based LilaBare’s sustainable fashion inspired by the Indian-Kenyan heritage of its founder, Ria Ana Sejpal. Orange Culture contrasts delicate silhouettes with bold cuts and fabrics, while Kìléntár’s line is a testament to Nigerian craftsmanship, with every piece meticulously created in Nigeria, highlighting the brand’s dedication to artisanal techniques and handwork.
Omoyemi Akerele, the founder of Lagos Fashion Week, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership with Moda Operandi. “Having Moda Operandi as a consistent partner is a significant milestone for Lagos Fashion Week. It’s crucial for us to extend our reach beyond the runway, creating pathways to new markets. This season, we showcased an array of fresh talent from across the continent, and it’s exhilarating to see that reflected in our Trunkshow with LilaBare and Kìléntár, alongside established names like Orange Culture and Oríré. Each brand is unique in its storytelling and craftsmanship, promising an exciting discovery for Moda Operandi’s discerning customers.”
The “Best of Lagos Fashion Week” Trunkshow will run through December. The pieces, embodying a fusion of traditional artistry and contemporary design, are priced between $160 and $800, offering fashion connoisseurs an exclusive opportunity to own a part of this vibrant, fashion-forward movement.