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.

What would Lagos be without its red carpets? Hold that thought for a sec, and instead start figuring out how these pieces of floor-length gorgeousness fit into your social calendar. With such an array of options from Sisiano’s tulle creation to Valerie David’s eye for colour, we can’t wait to watch the socialites come out to play.

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SS14 Trends at LFDW: l-r: House of Marie, Ella and Gabby, Shola Obebe, Wana Sambo, Valerie David

(l-r: House of Marie, Ella and Gabby, Shola Obebe, Wana Sambo, Valerie David)

SS14 Trends at LFDW: Valerie David, Kiki Kamanu, Obsidian, Iconic Invanity, Bridget Awosika

(l-r: Valerie David, Kiki Kamanu, Obsidian, Iconic Invanity, Bridget Awosika)

SS14 Trends at LFDW: Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi, Reni Smith, Wana Sambo, Valerie David, Weiz Dhurm Franklyn

(l-r: Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi, Reni Smith, Wana Sambo, Valerie David, Weiz Dhurm Franklyn)

Roll out the limo AND the Bentley Roger...we're going out in style tonight! (Teehee). What Oscar Worthy gown would you choose for your next red carpet event?

Photos: Kola Oshalusi for Insignia