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Arise Fashion Week Returns to Africa & The About That Curvy Life (ATCL) Collective is on Board


The About That Curvy Life (ATCL) Collective is proud to announce it’s participation at Africa’s premier fashion show, ARISE Fashion Week (AFW) 2018. The most prominent fashion show in Africa, famed for handpicked curation of exclusive style, fresh and renowned talent, as well as acclaimed international names in fashion, is once again attracting a host of original African or African-inspired brands. The lineup was announced yesterday at the press briefing for AFW held at Lagos Continental Hotel. According to co-producer of the show and editor of This Day Style Magazine, Ruth Osime “We are excited to bring world-class fashion back to Lagos in the real sense of it. The bar will definitely be raised once more with strong collaborations, innovation, and creativity.”

AFW helped to put Nigeria firmly on the global fashion map, showcasing and promoting African designers on the runways of the world, from London’s famous Royal Albert Hall, to Washington DC’s powerful J.F. Kennedy Center, to the legendary triple appearance during the iconic NYFW, to vivacious Lagos and Abuja, to magnetic Johannesburg and Cape Town, and to fabulous Paris. The AFW runway has seen global fashion icons and leading models such as Naomi Campbell, Alek Wek, Liya Kedebe, Oluchi Orlandi, and others showcase the best of Africa.

Eleven years ago, Africa’s fashion industry became truly global with the birth of ARISE, the synonym for “Africa Rising” now they are back stronger than ever. Over the course of three days, the ARISE Fashion Week 2018 runway event in Lagos will feature 50 designers from 15 countries from March 30 to April 2 at the Lagos Continental Hotel.

Day one will feature About That Curvy Life Collective along side other designers like Tinnie Tempah, Funke Adepoju, Clan, Vonne Couture, Andrea Iyamah, Style Temple, Okunoren Twins, Ituen Basi and Lanre Da Silva Ajayi.

Arise Fashion Week 2018 will boast leading designers from both the UK and U.S. Laquan Smith, a successful self-taught, known for dressing Cardi B, Rihanna and Beyonce, will be making his way back to Lagos from the U.S, to showcase his custom made, bare-to-there fashion. Internationally acclaimed designer, Laurence Airlines from Cote d’Ivoire and Paris, known for establishing a new space for contemporary African fashion across the globe as well as young South African designer, Thebe Magugu, who’s craftsmanship and attention to design have garnered worldwide recognition are also on the lineup. More exciting news includes the participation of UK’s very own singer and performer, Nigerian-born Tinnie Tempah whose designs will be coming to Africa for the very first time.

The count down begins and we can’t wait to hit the runway once again bringing back fierceness, style and curves in true fashion. About That Curvy Life Collective would be announcing it’s full list of designers soon. Here’s a short clip of ATCL founder and one of the designers that would be showing on the Collective.

Latasha & Aimanoshi at the press briefing yesterday.




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