However, Day 5 was the Royal Fashion Show, which was supposed to remind the natives of the history and tradition of Ile Ife with a mix of the new Africa.
The Coronation of the 51st Ooni of Ife was quite memorable, as it was filled with festivities over 8 days. However, Day 5 was the Royal Fashion Show, which was supposed to remind the natives of the history and tradition of Ile Ife with a mix of the new Africa.
Africa Fashion Week London/Africa Fashion Week Nigeria, the organisers of the Biggest Africa fashion event in Europe and Nigeria, partnership with BlackNBold Fashion House, were the initiator of this event. The great event had 9 Ife based designers and over 2000 guests present.
The fashion show started around 4:00pm with Mariama Blac opening the show with her “Moremi Collection” which was inspired by the life of Moremi and revealed the stages of her life. Other designers were Mo’rete Creations showcasing the “Osara Collection”, this collection was inspired by Osara’s life experiences.
Theresa Reebs showcased the “Olokun Collection” which was inspired by the Yoruba deity Olokun. Also, Da_mask, popularly known for his adire inspired designs showcased the “Igbeyawo Collection”, which was inspired by how Ife people dress to weddings. TNT showcased the “Classy Ife Woman” which was inspired by the boldness, intelligence and class of Moremi.
Studio TT showcased the “Urban Collection” which was inspired by the ancient ife fabrics to make modern outfits. Classy Clothing unveiled the “Fila Collection” which was inspired by the kinds of caps worn by the Ife people.
Lade Adisa displayed the “Ileke Collection” which was well received, this showcase was inspired by beads used in Ile Ife. Lord Mayor closed the show with the “Igbeyawo Collection” her showcase was inspired by the colours of Daviva fabrics.
The show ended with a remarks from Princess Aderonke Ademiluyi (Founder of the Royal Fashion Show and Engr Toye Adedini (Chairman of the coronation entertainment committee)