When you’re in Lagos, there’s no such thing as overdressed. Fashion in the Nigerian style capital is fearless: Locals embrace rich color and pattern, out-of-towners attempt to keep up, and the world watches to see what trends will arise next. Each season, as editors and attendees descend on the city to experience the collections, the bar for street fashion is raised just a little higher.
You never know what to expect from the guests, whether they’re in full runway looks from luxury houses or one-of-a-kind pieces from under-the-radar talents. A compelling mix of futuristic and traditional, the vibrant tailored suits, elegant geles, and transparent track pants, as shot by photographer Stephen Tayo this season, made for unforgettable combinations.