For the second time in a row at Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week, Latasha Ngwube’s About that Curvy Life Collective has pushed Fashion industry boundaries in Africa – defying the stereotypical belief that plus-size, curvy individuals can’t be fashionable.
UGA AKINBODE, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, NORI’S CLOTHINGS (RIGHT)
Already garnering accolades from international platforms like CNN Africa and Essence this year, the ATCL Collective Showcase is a major hot topic, and for good reason.
TOLU ONIRU-DEMUREN FOR (OSUARE) OSUARE
OSUARE EGBUONU, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, OSUARE
Presenting a properly thought-out collection was of upmost importance to the creator of #AboutthatcurvylifeCollective, Latasha Ngwube. There is no doubt that Ngwube executed this objective seamlessly.
ATCL brought a brand new vibe to the LFDW runway, by featuring two new designers in it’s lineup, Osuare and Nori Clothing, who wowed the audience with their avant-garde designs and eclectic outfits, beautifully modeled by plus-sized women who rocked the runway confidently. In addition, contemporary menswear brand, Assian, which also showcased last year, did not disappoint, with bold, statement ensembles especially made for men of all sizes who aren’t afraid to take chances with their style.
OLUWATOSIN OGUNDADEGBE FOR ASSIAN
Featuring influential style icons including South African plus-size model and body positivity activist Lala Tshabalala (Miss Curvy Lala), the ATCL showcase comprised many memorable moments.
Matthew Gordon- Creative Director, ASSIAN
ISSAC GERALD, DRESSED BY ASSIAN
CHEF BENEDICT FOR ASSIAN
NORI’S CLOTHINGS NORI’S CLOTHINGS
Speaking on the success of the ATCL Showcase, Ngwube notes that she is thankful to Intel for returning yet again this year to support ATCL at what is undoubtedly one of the foremost Fashion Week events in Africa. She also thanks Heineken LFDW for the opportunity to include diversity in this year’s showcase once again.