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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See all the amazing photos from the ATCL showcase below: