The Road To Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2015: Evolution Of Iro And Buba

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One of my favourite things to do whenever I get the chance to is to look through old family photos. It is the only real invitation you get to look at the lives of the people you know now to see who they were long before you came along. Through pictures, you can imagine who they were, their hopes, dreams and fun lifestyles lead before life's responsibilities took over. Just take a look at my family for instance:

L-R: my grandmother, my mom, sister and aunts.

L-R: my grandmother, my mom, sister and aunts.

Fashion is a part of who we are. Our evolving culture is woven in the fabric of everything we wear today and pictures beautifully show just how far that thread connects us to generations.

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Each decade has its own defining statement piece. Hemlines go up and down over the years, prints and textures come and go but our flair for expression through the ages remains constant.

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Africa Fashion Week Nigeria celebrates fashion through the ages and we invite you to join us as we launch a competition that will end in an exhibition and spectacular display at our AFWN Gala Night on the 23rd and 24th May 2015. See #AFWN2015 for more information on the show, designers and much, much more.  

In the meantime, I leave you with a behind the scenes video of the 'Evolution of Iro And Buba' shoot.

'Showcasing our Cultural Heritage through Fashion Evolution of Iro and Buba Model: Oreka Godis (AFWN Brand Ambassador 2015) Stylist: Olajide Adedeji Make Up: Zaron Cosmetics Hair Stylist: Dada's Touch Designers: Ade Bakare, JReason, Tabeeta Fashion Affair, G321 Bags: Okiki Marinho Photo Artist: Twelve05 Photography Assisted by: Ar'zu Soundtrack courtsey Eclectic 21, Produced by Sagzy Creative Director: Yetty Ogunnubi Filmed and Edited by Section 84 Production Arcadia Mobile Tv for Africa Fashion Week Nigeria

Peace, Love and Heritage