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.

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