POLO AVENUE X BANKE KUKU AT LFDW 2021
After a one year hiatus enforced by the Covid19 pandemic, Lagos Fashion and Design Week returned for its 10th edition this year, in its efforts to provide local fashion brands with access to market opportunities. Held from October 27th-October 30th at the Federal Palace Hotel, this year’s event saw exciting runways shows, street style, fashion presentations, as well as amazing collaborations amongst brands. One of such collaborations was top luxury brand Polo Avenue collaboration with Banke Kuku, elevated loungewear designer, to launch its SS22 collection.
The “1970s” themed collection featured Banke Kuku’s debut runway showcase, inspired by the exceptional music, art, and culture Nigeria in that decade. This collaboration by Polo Avenue is in line with the brand’s commitment towards fostering growth and dynamism in the Nigerian and African fashion industry, by supporting and collaborating with exceptional budding fashion brands and talents.
According to Banke Kuku, the 1970s collection is inspired by the peaked levels of rich, artistic creativity of that decade in Nigeria.
Featuring a sophisticated fusion of silk and prints in pajamas sets, dresses, co-ords and separates, the brand gave its signature Monogram print a 70s makeover, to symbolize the fashion elements of that era. Banke noted that the launch of this collection “is an exciting feat for us and are grateful to Polo Avenue for its support towards making this a success.”
Jennifer Obayuwana, Executive Director, Polo Avenue, said “We are proud to collaborate with Banke Kuku on her debut runway collection at the LFDW 2021, where she showcased opulent, multidimensional loungewear pieces that are referenced from our rich Nigerian heritage.
At Polo Avenue, our passion remains to develop and promote African fashion and talent, who show excellence and top quality in their work.
We recognize the impact that supporting exceptional designers such as Banke Kuku makes in the African fashion industry, and we are glad to be pioneering this development.”