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Mai Atafo Designer on why he goes dramatic to close his shows

Mai Atafo asides his stunning creations loves to bring a bit of drama to the runway and he tells Pulse why.

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Mai Atafo does the 'Beauty & the Beast' dance with a female model after his 2017 LFDW presentation


Mai Atafo asides his stunning creations no doubt loves to bring a bit of drama to the runway!

After his presentation for years now, he does 'something' almost like some sort of ritual that people eagerly wait to see.

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Mai Atafo with models at his 2017 LFDW presentation



For 2017, the Savile Row trained designer who was with a brand manager at Guinness before deciding to fully delve into fashion had a 'Beauty and the Beast' dance moment shortly after his presentation.

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Mai Atafo had Kaline perform live at his 2016 LFDW presentation



In 2016, he had Kaline belting out heartfelt tunes with an orchestra while he showcased the most stunning bridal pieces featuring celebrities including Tania Omotayo as the pretty bride/lead model for the night.

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In 2014, he sent everyone into a frenzy when after taking his bow, he held up his phone, called the models and took a selfie - all choreographed- that quickly made its way to social media! It was unexpectedly exciting.

Mai Atafo play Mai Atafo takes a selfie with models at his 2014 LFDW presentation (Pulse)


Definitely no stranger to 'putting up a show', Atafo is a great designer who throws down a show every single time. Pulse sat with the designer recently at a private unveiling and he dished on why he's called the designer and 'show man'.

"You guys like it"! He mused, that's why I do it. "People tell me I'm looking forward to what you'd do this year. I ask them aren't you looking forward to what I would show, aren't you looking forward to my pieces?"

"It's funny I didn't start out wanting to do that, he says with a huge smile on his face "but I feel some things work for the pieces I show. At some point I said I wasn't going to do anything and people would say no, you have to do something.

But again it's a fashion show, so you do a show at the end of the day so I try to do a show to give it a bit more".

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The revered fashion designer who recently launched the #FollowMaiHeart campaign with a bridal couture collection tagged My Heart loves to take a bow in the most dramatic way.

It's almost become a thing for people to eagerly wait for what "Mai Atafo is up to this year" every time he showcases at fashion weeks.

Now you know why he does and he isn't planning to stop anytime soon!

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