Pulse.ng at the GTB Lagos fashion and Design week - Kinabuti

The show opened with a male model strutting his stuff dressed in a frown and a Kinabuti ensemble which comprised of a black V-neck long sleeve shirt with an elaborate hoodie with Vlisco Ankara trimmings and with matching trousers. The general color palette for the show included a lot of dark fabric; black and grey.

The hoodie infused tops made for interesting pieces, the hoodie’s had a billowy structure to them and where lined with Ankara fabric which served as an attention grabbing detail to the outfits. Kinabuti is applauded the creative use of tailored zips to make pieces stand out. The addition of gold fabric and gold sequins to the collection brightened up the Kinabuti runway as black was the predominant color seen on the runway.

The theme of the show was that of futuristic, edgy, strong rock features, not just because of the strong black pieces but also leather pieces. The prevalence of black in the collection also brought back in the minds of sci-fi movie lovers, the legendary movie, The Matrix, which consisted of a lot of black leather. This differed from the Kinabuti DNA which featured a lot of afro – prints; however it was an interesting show mixed with different genres of fashion and art.

The make up for the female models was a strong gothic eye and a bold red lip. Accessories were reduced to the least in attempt to let the tailored pieces speak for themselves. However Kinabuti’s new line of designer unisex pochettes featured which were designed and created and in collaboration with Ms Rossana Valentini, previous head designer to world re-nowed top designer Roberto Cavalli.

The female pieces included everyday wear and stunning evening wear. The piece that commanded attention was the black full length and sequined off –shoulder gown which was slashed twice at the bust area giving an edgy feel to an otherwise simple evening dress.

Hard to miss during the collection was the interesting leg wear donned by some of the models as well as creative director Caterina Bortolussi as she approached at the runway in ‘eye catching’ thigh high leather wedge boots. Caterina gave her bow, dressed in one of her designs, a black and gold number along with two male models maybe in place of Francesca Rosset.

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