What impact do you think showcasing in the lagos bridal fashion week would have on your brand?
I see my participation at the Lagos Bridal fashion Week as a great endorsement for the brand. It has given us the opportunity to assure the buyers, press and prospective brides of the quality of the gowns we produced.
What was the experience like, could you share some of your highlights?
I had high expectations of the event but I must admit, those expectations were vastly surpassed. From the moment we got off the plane, checked into our hotel, the pre-event logistics to the jaw dropping beauty of both the exhibition space and Runway space, I am still very impressed. Overall, it was a fantastic experience and what I hope is a proud addition by Lagos Nigeria to the international Bridal Fashion Week calendar.
let’s talk about your ladies. What do you think are the most important things a bride should consider when they’re choosing their gown?
The two most important factors in choosing your wedding dress is getting the right dress to best enhance and flatter your shape and understanding what your budget will enable you to achieve in terms of Ready To Wear, Designer/ made to Order and Bespoke/couture.
is there a style that’s flattering for every bride? What do you generally advice?
I guess you really cannot go wrong with the Classic A-Line silhouette. But with so many design options available, I think the premise of one style for all is moot. I would generally advice a bride to try on different silhouettes, with an open mind, and see which suits her best. When having a bespoke gown made, it is possible to have a silhouette you’d have thought wouldn’t suit you because with clever design, proportions can be tweaked and manipulated to achieve the desired effect.
What styles and trends do you think we’ll be seeing more of in coming seasons and years?
There seems to be a dichotomy. either dresses in Tulle, Organza, Lace appliqués, heavily embellished with voluminous skirts for the glamorous extravagant effect or really pared down gowns with clean lines and restrained design in Fabrics such as double Crepe, silk marocain, Ziberline or gazar for a more elegant and sophisticated effect. There will also be lots of sleeves from delicate cap sleeves to the most outrageously voluminous bell sleeves.