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.

We spotted a preponderance of slits, vents, and strategically-placed cutouts. Kinabuti suggested an oasis of skin in the midst of sparkle, Tumiila cut loose at the thighs and Meena masterfully snipped to her heart’s content. Not a fan of showing too much skin? Go with Republic of Foreigner.

CUT-IT-OUT

SS14 Trends at LFDW: l-r: Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, Kinabuti, Republic of Foreigner, Kinabuti, Beatrice Black Atari

(l-r: Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, Kinabuti, Republic of Foreigner, Kinabuti, Beatrice Black Atari)

SS14 Trends at LFDW: l-r: Tumiila, Meena, Tiffany Amber, Maki Oh, Meena

(l-r: Tumiila, Meena, Tiffany Amber, Maki Oh, Meena)

SS14 Trends at LFDW: l-r: Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, Re Bahia, Jewel by Lisa, Christie Brown, Reni Smith

(l-r: Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, Re Bahia, Jewel by Lisa, Christie Brown, Reni Smith)

Will you be rocking this peek-a-boo trend this Spring/Summer?

Photos: Kola Oshalusi for Insignia