BellaNaija Style’s Mary Edoro shares her ARISE Fashion Week Style Diary & Runway Recap

On the second day, I made a stop to see thepresentation and admired the injection of  adire  into modern pieces while chatting with founder ...

On the second day, I made a stop to see thepresentation and admired the injection of adire into modern pieces while chatting with founder Niyi Okuboyejo. The presentation was impressive and full of strong looks that highlighted the heritage and the beauty of the Yoruba fabric.

From there, I was most dazzled by ‘s and‘s collections. Their interpretation of femininity through clothes was so stunning and I enjoyed the use of ruffles, prints and colour throughout these collections.

Say what you want but the unapologetic  showcase won the night. Designer Artsi Ifrach proved that he’s not after commercializing fashion, however, his love for couture and showcasing his rich culture was apparent in the styling of the looks he sent down the runway.

The night progressed with an exciting collection from, the designer that knows how to mix high-fashion and owambein the most glamorous way possible.

If there’s one designer that’s mastered injecting Afican culture into the global industry without becoming exhausting, it’s . I was in awe at the sight of the high slits, mini dresses and skirts, and freeform matching sets he put out this season. Every piece was as statement-making as it was beautiful.

I wore a comfy matching set on day 2, the light earth tones worked well with my skin tone and the wide leg pants plus my hair had me feeling like a soul sista. I paired the look with leopard print sandals and a yellow PVC bag for that pop of colour.

Outfit: Emmy Kasbit (Women’s line) | 

Source: BellaNaija