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.

You’ll probably need a jacket or three, especially if you can never quite tell whether to take the weather forecast seriously (London, we’re looking at you!). In any case, do you really need an excuse to buy a bright spring coat? Didn't think so. If you can only afford one piece, make it Jewel by Lisa’s print, belted and embellished coat -- instant hit, end of story. Colour? Wanemi's blue embroidered jacket is oh-so-fresh. Drama your thing? Enter stage left: aso-oke cape by Sholly Jaay.

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SS14 Trends at LFDW: l-r: Jewel by Lisa, Sholly Jaay, Wanaemi, Sholly Jaay, Tsemaye Binitie

(l-r: Jewel by Lisa, Sholly Jaay, Wanaemi, Sholly Jaay, Tsemaye Binitie)

SS14 Trends at LFDW: l-r: Mi-Le, Mai Atafo, Obsidian, Alter Ego, Shola Obebe

(l-r: Mi-Le, Mai Atafo, Obsidian, Alter Ego, Shola Obebe)

Never thought we'd wish for chilly weather, but these pieces make us yearn to cover up. Love, love, love and then LOVE some more. Can these designers please be gentle with our wallets? What do you think - do you like?

 

Photos: Kola Oshalusi for Insignia