Last Sunday marked my first experience of the infamous ‘Le Petit Marché‘ (LPM). Like the name implies, LPM is ‘a small market’; and based in Lagos, it serves as a platform for promoting and building the ever-growing Nigerian fashion industry.
As a self-proclaimed fashion aficionado, I deemed it necessary to step into this fashion dimension and draw up a personal conclusion of the atmosphere, the location and most importantly, the vendors.
Upon arrival at the GET arena I was overwhelmed by the turn out. I must have arrived smack bang in the middle of peak period because it was packed!!! The ambiance was absolutely amazing and had me immediately delving through the racks of Akpos Okudu. The jaw-dropping craftsmanship at Raindrops on Roses (R n R) was breathtaking with the presentation signifying a stamp of good quality. House Of Marie was also present displaying a collection of ankara inspired blouses; and a royal blue Virtue (by Dipo Abiola) blazer sitting on a mannequin was just the sight for sore eyes.
This October, LPM are handing over the reins of the Marché to you (well us) all you need do, is send your idea or what you’d like to see to: firstname.lastname@example.org. I hear there’s even a prize to be won 😉
In the mean time, here are pictures from September’s LPM…
Raindrops on Roses (R n R)
Ps: I forgot my camera at home that Sunday so all pictures are courtesy of Taiwo’s phone 🙂
Pps: Kanye West at Paris fashion week is on right now. I’m eager to see what he had to offer.