Naomi Campbell And Alton Mason Shake Up Arise Fashion Week In Nigeria

Legendary model Naomi Campbell quavered African’s western ground in the last few days, where she attended – likewise walked – at a series of shows in Lagos, Nigeria, as part of Arise Fashion Week.

Chidozie Obasi

Alton Mason on the other hand, “e-found” model – who was scouted on Instagram and freshly became one of the most promising male faces in the modelling business – joined the initiative and stormed the runways rocking a series of looks from various emerging talents.

International partners were also contributing to the project, counting worldwide publications such as British Vogue and designer Roberto Cavalli just to name a few, who presented his Triple RRR collection with the aim of pushing and championing African Fashion to a whole new horizon. Among the committee panel we noted prominent industry profiles, including Olivia Singer, Exe. Fashion News Editor, Vogue UK and Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue UK.


Described as the most breathtaking runway in Africa, the three-day event begun with Arise Talks on Friday the 21st of April where industry leaders and experts deliberated on diverse issues covering the Fashion spectrum, specifying how AFW could positively subvert the African narrative. The conversations were held between the organisers and the Arise Media, parties whose mission is to continue to empower African designers to contest globally.


“This year, we’ve brought some other designers and editors from America, London and Europe. We want the world to know and see, to be able to change the perception and see the young emerging designers from all across Africa because they’re talented. African designers deserve the right to be championed just like every other designers around the world.” Stated Naomi Campbell in her recent interview with the BBC.

Invigorating yet extensive prospects will be created for novel talents starting up in the African creative sector. Could this kick off a ground-breaking creative fruition?

Photo credit: OnoBello


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