'Blue Fashion' Walks the Runway

The fashion industry is reputed to be the second largest polluter in the world. The pesticides and insecticides used on crops grown for fabrics, coupled with the chemicals used in the production process can cause enormous damage to the environment. It is for this reason that some designers are turning to the oceans, seas and lakes for natural and sustainable materials to make clothes. DW's Sam Olukoya took a look at the latest fish skin trends on the runway in Lagos.

  • Africa:   'Blue Fashion' Walks the Runway in Nigeria

    Deutsche Welle, 23 December 2018

    Come year-end and there's usually an occasion to step out in your finest, which could mean an outfit or accessories made of fish skin to counter the dirty side of fashion, as DW's… Read more »

A new wave of so-called "blue fashion" has been making it onto runways at fashion shows between Paris and Lagos lately - it's fish skin.

African fashion designers are turning to the oceans for materials for their collections.

The outfits and shoes trending with shoppers at the Ikeja City Mall in the Nigerian metropolis of Lagos this festive season.


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