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NTU Fashion Design alumna and rising international star Ladunni Lambo storms the runway at Lagos Fashion Week

Now in its eight year running, Lagos Fashion Week saw over 50 designers from across Africa present their latest collections.

Lagos Fashion Week - Ladunni Lambo
Ladunni Lambo's collection at Lagos Fashion Week

As a leading fashion event in the African calendar, Lagos Fashion Week provides a platform that’s gradually repositioning fashion as a useful tool for commerce and creativity in Nigeria.

BA (Hons) Fashion Design alumna Ladunni Lambo’s feminine collection featured her signature touches of layering and use of the Aso Ake fabric with pleats to create fluidity and volume.

Ladunni Lambo
Ladunni Lambo

Since graduating from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in 2012, Ladunni immersed herself in the 2013 Lagos and Design Fashion Week as a Fashion Focus finalist. She later worked as a Creative Director for Grey Velvet before launching her namesake line in 2016 with her debut collection ‘A Wife for Nana’.

Ladunni told us: “NTU helped propel my creativity to a level I never knew it could reach. I formed part of my identity as a fashion designer and a well-rounded creative whilst studying there.

“I have fond memories of my student life in Nottingham, and would be more than happy to do it all over again.”

Renowned author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a champion for Nigerian-born brands, has also worn the ready-to-wear fashion brand. With her glowing endorsement, it continued to soar to new heights.

Ladunni Lambo LFW collection
St*r collection, at London Fashion Week

“A lot more people have wanted to know more about the brand, about me, and Chimamanda definitely brought more awareness to the brand — which I’m definitely happy about,” Ladunni said.

Ladunni’s collections use cultural references from her hometown of Lagos, Nigeria, to tell the stories that represent women all over the world, and their various journeys through life.

The talented designer also showcased her Spring/Summer 2018 collection, St*r at London Fashion Week, and then went on to launch fast fashion brand, INKHA in 2018.

So what’s next for our rising star? “My goal is to always do better than the previous year, and develop my identity as a creative professional. My hopes of being an international fashion designer are off to a great start,” she remarked.

Visit Ladunni Lambo’s website to see more of her collections.

Published on 8 March 2019
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: Current students; School of Art & Design