Key fashion events and attractions
Lagos Fashion Week (each October)
Celebrating the new collections of some of the best design talent, Lagos Fashion Week aims to position the Nigerian fashion industry among the world’s leaders.
Lagos Fashion Fair (each September)
Bringing together the biggest names in the fashion and ready-to-wear space, Lagos Fashion Fair is an international fashion exhibition showcasing African fashion design.
The cost of shopping
A pair of jeans will cost an average of
$10-$41 USD / £8-£32
A summer dress will cost an average of
$12-$41 USD / £10-£32
A pair of running shoes will cost an average of
$33-$83 USD / £26-£64
Top fashion college
Lagos Fashion and Art Academy
This fashion school offers extensive practical training in fashion and design, making it the best fashion school in Lagos (and Nigeria!). Courses are short and some can be completed online.
For too long, black culture and heritage has been ignored in fashion and the creative industries. Finally, we are living in a real world where diversity of race is encouraged across film, advertising and media. New designers are using the craft and traditions of Africa and injecting hand weaves, traditional dyeing, batik prints and embroideries into modern shapes and collections.
Where to shop
Palms Shopping Mall is one of Lagos’ biggest shopping centres and is home to a selection of familiar Nigerian and international brands.
Victoria Island is one of the best shopping areas in Lagos, known for its high-end boutiques selling everything from bespoke suits and leather bags to diamond rings.
For market stalls
Packed with arts and crafts, clothing, traditional fabrics and accessories, Lagos’ Lekki Market is a wonderful place for finding treasures at a bargain price.