Chances are you’ve seen the photos and video clips (Instagram for the win!) from Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW) by now. Our task, then, is simply to wade through the glorious footage, identify the recurring trends, and present them to you as a handy guide through the highlights of S/S’14.

Does it get better than all black or black with a touch of white? Keep it local with Marayah O’s adire chic, short and sweet with Tsemaye Binitie or pair sheer and lace a la Washington Roberts. Classic with a dash of show-stopping? Bridget Awosika and Jewel by Lisa’s use of print will take you there.

BLACK AND WHITE

SS14 Trends at LFDW: l-r: Bridget Awosika, Tsemaye Binitie, Ella and Gabby, Jewel by Lisa, Marayah O

(l-r: Bridget Awosika, Tsemaye Binitie, Ella and Gabby, Jewel by Lisa, Marayah O)

SS14 Trends at LFDW: l-r: Tumiila, Reni Smith, Washington Roberts, Iconic Invanity, Diana A La Vid

(l-r: Tumiila, Reni Smith, Washington Roberts, Iconic Invanity, Diana A La Vid)

It's not always about colour - sometimes it's simply black and white. Which designer does it best?

Photos: Kola Oshalusi for Insignia