A total of 50 influential fashion houses from the US, UK, Germany, Morocco and South Africa are expected to showcase at the ARISE Fashion Week (AFW) 2018. The event, which is set to hold from March 30 to April 2, 2018 at the Lagos Continental Hotel, Lagos, will showcase some of the best fashion designers from around the world. Top designers expected to participate include Laquan Smith, Ozwald Boateng, Tinie Tempah, Aurora James, Gavin Rajah, Rich Mnisi, KLuK CDGT, Thebe Magugu and Maxhosa by Laduma from South Africa. Others who have signed up for the Easter fashion extravaganza include designers from Canada, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Tanzania. ARISE Fashion Week helped to put Nigeria firmly on the global fashion map, showcasing and promoting African designers on the runways of the world, from London’s famous Royal Albert Hall, to Washington DC’s powerful J.F. Kennedy Center, to the legendary triple appearance during the iconic New York Fashion Week (NYFW), to vivacious Lagos and Abuja, to magnetic Johannesburg and Cape Town, and to fabulous Paris.