AFW 2020: It’s Showtime as Onalaja Takes the Runway

By Vanessa Obioha

It’s Day 2 of the Arise Fashion Week and the designers are ready to dazzle the global audience with their creativity. First to showcase her design is Onalaja, a Nigerian brand owned by Kanyinsola Onalaja. The young lady is known for her high craft experimentalism.

For her collection, Onalaja played with dark glittering hues and long dangling leopard-shaped earrings that reflect the pride of Africa. Each pattern is meticulously crafted to ooze class and expression. Her collection is a subtle statement to the power of femininity.

The young designer is competing with 29 designers for a chance to win the coveted cash prize of $100,000. First and second runners-up will receive $75,000 and $50,000 respectively. A panel of eminent judges headed by co-producer Ruth Osime which will judge the designers based on their creativity, quality of design and styling


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