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Laura Smalls  fall/winter 2012 collection consists of  intricate  prints, and leather detail against an earthy palette of  gold, teal, saffron and black  honoring her Native American roots. View our favorite looks from her American Plains Princess collection and watch behind the scenes runway footage HERE!


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Due to the phenomenal success of the inaugural ARISE Magazine Fashion Week 2011, where 5,000 guests, 51 designers, 81 models, 5 musical acts performed over three days – ARISE is once again proud to announce that it will return to Lagos in March 2012.

The ARISE Magazine Fashion Week 2012 fashion extravaganza will run for an extended period of SIX days from Tuesday 6th to Sunday 11th March 2012.

Once again, ARISE will invite 50 designers to participate in its 2012 Fashion Week show. The much anticipated finale will host the spectacular ARISE Magazine Fashion Awards. The very best of the designers will be invited to participate in the annual ARISE Magazine Fashion Gala at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week in September 2012.

Source:  Arise Magazine


Kanye West’s Womenswear Collection Revealed


Kanye West’s womenswear collection did not make it to New York Fashion Week because it is still in the making,!!!  According to our friends at UpscaleHype:

 “Kanye is working with several big players in the fashion industry such as British designers Katie Eary, Louise Goldin and Dean Quinn. And it’s being pieced together in London by graduates from the world renowned Central Saint Martins fashion college. The womenswear collection was characterized as Samurai themed high-end sportswear with baseball, biker and hoodie silhouettes among the many influences. Mr. West was described as very hands on, and said to have spent tons of money on new pieces from Balenciaga and Azzedine Alaia for inspiration.

The source went on to say that the collection “will be extraordinarily expensive” and “some of it is virtually unproduceable.” October 1st during Paris Fashion Week has been slated as the date Kanye will make his big reveal. “

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One of the most anticipated events of the year,  Arise Magazine Fashion Week 2011 in Lagos Nigeria is to take place March 10-13 2011.  52 of the HOTTEST!! Afropolitan designers will be blazing the runway showcasing their latest collections .  Deola Sagoe, Jewel by Lisa, Mimi Plange, Laquan Smith, Mataano….and the list goes on. View the schedule  and also take a peek at the gallery below to view some of the designers. To view all of the designers click here





Thursday, March 10

10:00 – Arise Magazine Tent

The Business of Fashion Conference

16:00 {Collective Show}This Day Style Tent

- Nkwo

-House of Nwocha

- Kiki Kamanu

- Grey

18:00 - This Day Style Tent

- Jewel by Lisa

20:00 - This Day Style Tent

-Kluk CgDT


Friday, March 11

12:00 { Group Show} - This Day Style Tent

- Kemkem Studio

- Autumn Adeigbo

- Madam Wokies Couture

- Viva La Resistance

13:00 {Double Show}  - Arise Magazine Tent

- Christie Brown

- Buki Akib

14:00 - This Day Style Tent

- Samantha Cole

15:00 – Arise Magazine Tent

- Mustafa Hassanali

16:00{ Group Show} - This Day Style Tent

- Bridget Awosika

- Korto Momolu

17:00 {Double Show} – Arise Magazine Tent

- Okunoren Twins

- Amine Bendriouich

18:00 - This Day Style Tent

- Gavin Rajah

19:00 – Arise Magazine Tent

- Ituen Basi

20:00 - This Day Style Tent

- Tiffany Amber


Saturday, March 12

11:00 {Group Show} - Arise Magazine Tent

- Nikki Khiran

- Anne Marie Addo

- Vonne

- Eki Orleans

12:00 {Group Show} – This Day Style Tent

- Mimi Plange

- Bestow Elan

- Ejiro Amos Tafiri

- Jo Black Craze

13:00 {Double Show} – Arise Magazine Tent

- ChiChi A

- Gert-Johan Coetzee

14:00 {Group Show} – This Day StyleTent

- Maki Oh

- Tsemaye Binitie

15:00 – Arise Magazine Tent

- Alexander Amosu

16:00 - This Day Style Tent

- Bunmi Koko

17:00 {Double Show} - Arise Magazine Tent

- Eredappa

- Odio Mimonet

18:00 {Group Show} – This Day Style Tent

- Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

- Laquan Smith

19:00 – Arise Magazine Tent

- Saheed Sulieman

20:00 - This Day Style Tent

- Deola Sagoe


Sunday, March 13

12:00 {Group Show} – Arise Magazine Tent

- Kastle Designs & Treasure Chest

- Zed eye

- Re Bahia

- Toju Foyeh

13:00 {Double Show} – This Day Style Tent

- Pierre Antoine Vettorello

- Angelo Von Mol

14:00 {Double Show} – Arise Magazine Tent

- Mataano

- Ron n Ron

15:00 – This Day Style Tent

- Lola Faturoti

16:00 - Arise Magazine Tent

- Bside by Wale Adeyemi

17:00 - This Day Style Tent

- Xuly Bet


AMFW Awards