10 designers to watch out for at Lagos Fashion and Design Week

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  • CNN spotlights ten of the designers showing at the Lagos Fashion and design week
  • The Lagos fashion and design week is credited for putting local designers on the map

(CNN)They test masculinity and celebrate indigenous African prints in new ways.

These crop of designers are ones to look out for at the Lagos Fashion and Design Week starting October 25 to 28.
    Since it was established in 2011, the Lagos fashion and design week has become the most important fashion event in Africa, shining a spotlight on local designers.
    Of the 49 designers showing this year, CNN spotlights ten designers who will be unveiling their Spring Summer collections.

    Style Temple

    Og Okonkwo's Styletemple was one of the most talked about collections at the 2016 Lagos Fashion and Design Week. Her SS17 shirtdress collection featured a lot of frills and deconstructed shirts. The brand prides itself on creating a balance of modern and classic designs.

    Orange culture

    Popular for its fresh take on menswear, Adebayo Oke Lawal's Orange culture is charting a fresh path for male fashion.
    His collections, which are seen to test traditional concepts of masculinity, incorporate non-traditional menswear fabric like organza and silk.
    His pieces have garnered wide international attention with a following of over 68,000 on Instagram.

    Ejiro Amos Tafiri

    Launched in 2010, Ejiro's self-named brand is popular for embracing femininity.
    Her SS17 collection at the 2016 Lagos Fashion and Design Week incorporated an abundance of fluid and sheer fabrics.
    At the 2015 Lagos Fashion and design week, Tafiri won the coveted "Best fashion Designer award"

    Tsemaye Binitie

    Nigerian born designer, Tsemaye Bintie's design aesthetic reflects his love for architecture. The contemporary women's brand prides itself in creating a good blend of functionality and design.

    Maki Oh

    Popular for dressing former United States first lady, Michelle Obama, Amaka Osakwe's Maki Oh is considered one of Africa's famous fashion brands. The designer who is known for her use of the indegnous fabric adire will close this year's fashion week.

    Lisa Folawiyo