Ethiopian-American Liya Kebede joins Naomi Campbell to strut at ‘Arise Fashion Week’ in Lagos

Last Month, thousands of international fashion fans, creatives, models, and influencers gathered in Lagos, Nigeria to celebrate Africa’s greatest fashion design talents at the annual Arise Fashion Week.

High-profile guest, supermodels Naomi CampbellLiya Kebede, and Alton Mason were spotted hitting the runway in looks by Nigerian designer Bridget Awosika and 2019 LVMH finalist, Kenneth Ize.

The three-day fashion event, showcased high-end and luxury menswear and womenswear designers from Nigeria, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire, Canada, the U.K., and almost a dozen other countries.

Arise Fashion Week, of course, made sure to highlight some of The Folklore’s most popular and fashion-forward brands. Fashion brands Andrea IyamahLoza MaléombhoMmusoMaxwell, and Tokyo James, debuted their latest Autumn/Winter 2019 collections in front of an elite crowd that included former Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley, GQ Fashion Director Mobolaji Dawodu, and British Vogue editor Olivia Singer. Naomi, Liya, and Alton also sported some of their looks on and off the runway.

Although the festivities may have come to an end, the internet is still buzzing about all of the vibrant and innovative designs that hit the runway. Here, we put together a roundup of the best looks from Arise Fashion Week 2019:

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