Naijalazy

Naija's premiere Entertainment and Music site for streaming and downloading Naija and foreign musics,Dance videos, including gossip,fashion and lifestyle

Betty Irabor, Debola Williams & Others Step Out As ‘Vlisco&Co’ Completes Third Successful Edition In Lagos

3 min read

Debola Williams & Mrs. Betty Irabor

Vlisco&co returned for a third edition since its inception in 2017. In the spirit of collaboration between the brand and the Nigerian creative space, this edition featured the work and essence of three young Nigerians, Dafe Oboro, with his short film, “A Beautiful Struggle”, alongside Papa Oyeyemi and Abiola Olusola’s fashion presentation.

Dafe Oboro’s film explored his perspective of the beauty of the streets of Lagos, his home city, through a fashionable portrait that follows a small town man’s pursuit of stardom across a vibrant, psychedelic backdrop of the city of Lagos, as he also explores his passion for music.

Vlisco OnoBello--12

Designer & Filmmaker, Dafe Oboro & Bryan Okwara

Part of this year’s edition gave room for an interactive discussion between showcasing creative talent and Tushar Hathimarani to debate the theme of Dafe’s film and the inspiration behind the designers’ collection, moderated by Lola Pedro, Africa Regional Director at TrendWatching. Also present at the showcase was David Suddens, MD/CEO Vlisco Group and Head of Vlisco&co, Gabriela Sánchez y Sánchez de la Barquera.

The event, which was held at the renowned Terra Kulture in Victoria Island Lagos on Thursday, 18thJuly, saw a cross section of guests entertained as they celebrated some of Nigeria’s underdogs in the creative space.

Previous Vlisco&co editions include the fashion presentation bringing designers Abiola Olusola and Tokyo James together. Abiola Olusola’s collection was a fresh mix of geometrical fashion using classic Vlisco designs. Tokyo James presented a menswear collection with a strong modern visual statement, using the new Bubble Wax fabric by Vlisco. During this edition Vlisco&co also premiered Daniel Obasi’s afro-futrism inspired film “An Alien in Town” which explored the designs from Abiola Olusola and Tokyo James.

Vlisco OnoBello--14

Designer, Derin of Fablane & muse, Mimi Onalaja

In 2018, Vlisco&co travelled to Nigeria’s culturally rich Igbo land with its creative Nigerian network to research the ethnic group and its relation with their fabrics.

This second Vlisco&co edition showcased the collaboration of design, film and photography inspired by the Igbo. The event featured the short film “Udara” by Daniel Obasi, two fashion collections by Gozel Green and Fruché, and photography by Yagazie Emezi.

See more Photos Below

Vlisco OnoBello--13

Designer, Sisiano

Vlisco OnoBello--15

Designer, Tokyo James & Latasha Ngwube

Vlisco OnoBello--9

Fashion Illustrator, Claire Idera & Actor, Akah Nnani

Vlisco OnoBello--4

Founder_Creator, AFRIFF, Chioma Ude

Vlisco OnoBello--7

Gabriela Sanchez y Sanchez de la Baquera, Head Creative projects, Vlisco&co

Vlisco OnoBello-1343
Vlisco OnoBello-1351
Vlisco OnoBello-1372
Vlisco OnoBello-1385
Vlisco OnoBello-1415
Vlisco OnoBello-1425
Vlisco OnoBello-1482
Vlisco OnoBello-1499
Vlisco OnoBello-2082
Vlisco OnoBello-2097
Vlisco OnoBello-2184
Vlisco OnoBello-2215
Vlisco OnoBello-2216
Vlisco OnoBello-2287
Vlisco OnoBello-2345
Vlisco OnoBello-2346
Vlisco OnoBello-2351
Vlisco OnoBello-2365
Vlisco OnoBello-2366
Vlisco OnoBello-2379
Vlisco OnoBello-2500
Vlisco OnoBello-2507
Vlisco OnoBello-2512
Vlisco OnoBello-2523
Vlisco OnoBello--10

Ini Dima-Okojie

Vlisco OnoBello--8

L-R David Suddens, MD_CEO Vlisco, Betty Irabor, Publisher, Genevieve Magazine, Vlisco&co Rep, Yvonne Chioke & Founder, Red Media, Debola Williams

Vlisco OnoBello-

L-R Ini Dima-Okojie, Mrs. Betty Irabor, Publisher Genevieve Magazine & Tewa Onasanya, Publisher Exquisite Magazine

Vlisco OnoBello--2

Simi Drey

Vlisco OnoBello--3

Stylist Derin Odugbesan & Fashion Writer, Eki Ogunbor

Vlisco OnoBello--16

Stylist, Zed Eye

Vlisco OnoBello-6632
Vlisco OnoBello-6667
Vlisco OnoBello-6701
Vlisco OnoBello-6712
Vlisco OnoBello-6717
Vlisco OnoBello-6721
Vlisco OnoBello-6739
Vlisco OnoBello-6788
Vlisco OnoBello-6796
Vlisco OnoBello-6811
Vlisco OnoBello-6829
Vlisco OnoBello-6842
Vlisco OnoBello-6845
Vlisco OnoBello-6851
Vlisco OnoBello-6858
Vlisco OnoBello-6864
Vlisco OnoBello-6875
Vlisco OnoBello-6883
Vlisco OnoBello-6891
Vlisco OnoBello-6961
Vlisco OnoBello-6978
Vlisco OnoBello-7023
Vlisco OnoBello-7071
Vlisco OnoBello-7130
Vlisco OnoBello-7195
Vlisco OnoBello-7209
Vlisco OnoBello-7289
Vlisco OnoBello--11

Vimbai

Vlisco OnoBello--6