#ReviewingAMFW: The Model Diaries! Alex Ekubo, Victor Kwen, Love Keme Aganga, Abiola Adeyemi & Chinko Francis

by Yemi Olowu

As part of this week’s major feature #ReviewingAMFW, we are taking a trip into the thoughts of those silent beauties that made the runways shine. Enjoy it!

CHINKO FRANCIS

Chinko Francis in MAI

Summarize the AMFW 2012 in one sentence.

It was amazing.

What will you miss the most?

My international model friends.

Do you think models were well represented?

Yeah, they were “kinda”.

How many shows did you walk?

All the male designers except two.

Which was your favourite and why?

Okunore twins – love the vibe from the crowd and their creativity.

Give a shout out to your friends and people you met during fashion week.

Shout out to Sebastian, Daphine, Dudley, Cosmos, Grace, Aminat, Millien, Uti, Becky, Arieta etc… Misssssss ya’ll.

LOVE KEME AGANGA

Love Keme Aganga in Phunk Afrique

Summarize the AMFW 2012 in one sentence

AMFW 2012 was fun and stressful.

What will you miss the most?

Well during AMFW, I met new models and I made new friends, so am going to miss them all. *sad face*

How many shows did you walk?

I did the four days show, in total – 12 designers.

Which was your favourite and why?

I have no favourite ‘cos all the designers where great.

Give a shout out to your friends and people you met during fashion week.

Shout to Debbi, Bola, Fatima, love you guys.

VICTOR KWEN

Victor Kwen in Buki Akib

Summarize the AMFW 2012 in one sentence

It was beyond fashion.

What will you miss the most?

Models and the Arise team from UK, they were all nice and they made it fun.

Do you think models were well represented?

Well I think models were well represented…we rocked the show.

How many shows did you walk?

I walk all through Thursday and Sunday. I Walked for 10 designers.

Which was your favourite and why?

Mai Atafo. ‘Cos he had a touch of nice anakara fabrics mixed with “English” fabrics – I think that was amazing.

Give a shout out to your friends and people you met during fashion week.

Shout out to Dudely, Uti, Sebastian, Toye, Alec Wek, Oluchi, Chinko, Alex, Gbenro, Kelvin, and all the new models….good luck y’all and miss you all…pish…!

ALEX EKUBO

Alex Ekubo in MAI

Summarize the AMFW 2012 in one sentence.

A work in progress

What will you miss the most?

The energy models & designers from all around the world brought to the runway.

Do you think models were well represented?

Well the models brought their A-game, I just think their handling & welfare can be better. Like I said, it’s a work in progress. Hopefully it gets better.

How many shows did you walk?

I walked for 3 Designers, MAI, Kola Kuddus, & Okunerun Twins.

Which was your favourite and why?

MAI was my favourite, his collection was edgy & colorful. Very fashion forward. Also Kola Kuddus was on point. Very daring.

Give a shout out to your friends and people you met during fashion week

To all the models from all over I met during Fashion week, hope to work with you again, you guys are amazing.

ABIOLA ADEYEMI

Abiola Adeyemi in Odio Mimonet

Summarize the AMFW 2012 in one sentence.

 It was very nice and fun.

What will you miss the most?

I’ll miss all the models both Nigerian and international, because of the way we related. We got to know each other well.

Do you think models were well represented?

Yes I think we were later represented well, after we let them know what we felt and of course they changed towards us in a nice way and they started treating us with respect 🙂 .

How many shows did you walk?

I modelled for 28 designers all together, both international and local designers.

Which was your favourite and why?

My favourite was Adama Paris because of the Ankara shoes she made. They were very nice and comfortable.

 

 

Yemi Olowu is the Fashion Eye HERE!

 

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