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.

From embroidery at Xclamations to stones and leather at Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, then metal at NKWO, hand-painted flowers at House of Marie and pailettes at Tiffany Amber, there’s no escaping embellishment next spring. And if it’s beads you’re after, drop by Jewel by Lisa (of course!), Iconic Invanity, and Ella and Gabby.

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SS14 Trends at LFDW: l-r: Mi-Le, Tiffany Amber, Jewel by Lisa, Weiz Dhurm Franklyn, Reni Smith

(l-r: Mi-Le, Tiffany Amber, Jewel by Lisa, Weiz Dhurm Franklyn, Reni Smith)

SS14 Trends at LFDW: l-r: Nkwo, Sunny Rose, Xclamations, Ella and Gabby, House of Marie

(l-r: Nkwo, Sunny Rose, Xclamations, Ella and Gabby, House of Marie)

SS14 Trends at LFDW: l-r: Valerie David, Obsidian, Iconic Invanity, Weiz Dhurm Franklyn, Odio Mimonet

(l-r: Valerie David, Obsidian, Iconic Invanity, Weiz Dhurm Franklyn, Odio Mimonet)

Standout in TRULY original designs. Nobody does this better! A big congratulations to all the designers who took part in LFDW 2013. You make us all so proud. We cannot wait until Spring appears - is that a daffodil we see...?

Photos: Kola Oshalusi for Insignia