LAGOS STREET STYLE

Documenting the style-scape of Lagos, Nigeria

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16.11.18

DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE.

Photographing an outfit that is simple but flawless in execution...reason #279 why I appreciate the GTBank Fashion Weekend experience.





15.11.18

STREET SUPREMACY.

And I repeat:

"In a battle between the runway and the streets, the streets win. Always. Period."





EXPRESSION.

I'm not exactly a newcomer in the streetstyle photography business, however my preference for remaining in the background (unseen even), means I have to cope with suspicious glances from my photography subjects from time to time.

This sits fine with me.

Sometimes it adds a level of expression to the photo.

As seen at GTBank Fashion Weekend.





GTBANK FASHION WEEKEND 2018 - HAPPY PEOPLE

At the weekend, we had another Fashion Weekend in Lagos.

This time sponsored by one of our home grown banks, Guaranty Trust Bank.

The theme is (and has always been) "Promoting Enterprise".

I really enjoy this particular period of our fashion season.

The air is fresh, the people are relaxed and the smiles come free.

With this atmosphere, personal style begins to appear innate rather than contrived.

This is what I think.


7.11.18

EKOW BARNES.

As seen at Lagos Fashion Week 2018.

As a fashion and style editor, he was working.

And with those exaggerated pockets, he was certainly working it.

Ugh, the cheese I come up with! 😊







5.11.18

NO BOXES.

I have nothing against trends and appreciate them for the influence they provide to people who'd otherwise struggle with clothing decisions.

I'm only appreciative of the fact that our street style in Lagos is never generic enough to fit into any known trend boxes.

We do what we like, and we appear to like what we do.

Cheers.




2.11.18

THE KING OF BOYS...STILL...

In continuation of my homage to the recently released movie...

And in support of the re-use and recycle philosophy for brides from Eastern Nigeria...




THE KING OF BOYS.

Last night, I, along with 4 of my best girls went off to see the highly anticipated movie written and directed by one of Nigeria's finest Kemi Adetiba.

Good movie. I'll leave the full review to the experts.

What I can say for sure is Toni Tones hit us HARD with her thespian talent. That woman is acting gold. Gold! I said!

In homage to the movie title, here's crowned style from this year's Fashion Week.


SOLE VS. MULTI PURPOSE.

Time was when I binged on episodes of Downton Abbey, and once Lady Grantham came on my screen, I perked up.

I knew I was about to hear memorable, witty and sometimes sarcastic quotes from the Queen of Mean herself.

There was an episode where she told her granddaughter:
"I'm not a romantic, but even I concede that the heart does not exist solely for the purpose to pump blood..."

Loved it. Memorized it.

And when I shoot street style, I'm reminded of it. In a variant:

"I'm not a stylist, but even I concede that clothes do not exist solely for the purpose to cover nudity..."










CUT OUT.

As seen at Lagos Fashion Week 2018.