The 543inc Luxury Privé 2.0 event, a luxury lifestyle initiative curated for luxury enthusiasts, was held on Sunday, April 30th and Monday, May 1st, 2023, at the Pier Harbour Suites & Spa, 14 AJ. Marinho Drive, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event organized by The SRS Collection, The YD Company, and The Luxury Network Nigeria brought together creatives and vendors in art, fashion, culture, and creativity, primarily focusing on Africa’s luxury market.
This initiative provided a unique and personalized experience for luxury lifestyle enthusiasts to experience and shop through a range of exclusive and bespoke arts and designs. The event showcased the latest trends in the luxury lifestyle industry and gave attendees the opportunity to interact with top brands and industry leaders. The event also provided a platform for networking, idea exchange, and business development for attendees.
The exhibitors/vendors at the event included the following:
Ade Bakare Couture – Ade Bakare Couture is a line of modern beautifully made stylish clothes that have an international look with a unique African influence. The Ade Bakare Couture look can be described as dramatic and geometric with an edge, using exquisite fabrics and a modern fusion of African influences. With a legacy of excellence and innovation, their exhibit promises to be a showcase of unrivalled craftsmanship and artistry.
Amarelis – Amarelis Atelier is a lifestyle brand that not only encompasses the simplicity of its designer ‘Omolara Cole’, but also uses virtuoso fabrics to create introspective collections consisting of cutting-edge designs and on-trend styles. All designs are fluid, timeless, and classic! Impeccable craftsmanship, exquisite materials, and unparalleled design await you at their exhibit.
Cute-Saint – Cute-Saint is a sustainable African contemporary fashion brand based in Lagos, Nigeria. It is aimed at telling the much-ignored African stories and narratives through its craft and bridging the gap between luxury and affordability. Cute-Saint takes pride in creating authentic edgy designs crafted with locally produced organic fabrics and batiks made by local artisans who have mastered their craft. Their exhibit is a must-visit for discerning connoisseurs of luxury.
Cvl.ture – Cvl.ture is a lifestyle brand that celebrates and promotes the richness and diversity of alternative and contemporary African fashion and design. Cvl.ture brings together an exciting selection of clothing, accessories, and footwear from emerging designers and indigenous brands who craft their pieces with care and attention to detail for the discerning shopper looking to express their style with confidence.
Dayana Shoes – Dayana is a luxury shoe brand that offers an exquisite collection of footwear for women. The brand is known for its exceptional craftsmanship, attention to detail, and use of high-quality materials. Each pair of Dayana shoes is designed to exude elegance, sophistication, and style, making them the perfect accessory for any outfit or occasion.
Dona De Si – Dona De Si is a swim and gym wear outlet that offers fashionable and functional apparel for active women who want to look good and feel confident while staying fit and active. Their brand is dedicated to providing high-quality, comfortable, and stylish swim and gym wear for women who prioritize both performance and style.
Ejiro Amos Tafiri – Ejiro Amos Tafiri is a women’s fashion brand that celebrates the sophistication, class, and uniqueness of every woman by creating exquisite and timeless pieces that are tailored to fit the style and personality of every customer. The brand is renowned for its attention to detail, luxurious fabrics, and impeccable craftsmanship, evident in every piece.
GBLagos – GBLagos Art and Fashion Brand is a contemporary lifestyle brand that is into the production, collection and sales of amazing Afrocentric artwork, fashion accessories, and garments.
Henri Uduku – Their brand is inspired by global cultures and focuses on understanding what customers want. Their pieces are 100% made in Nigeria. By sourcing materials locally and working with indigenous artisans, their goal is to create a new perspective for Made-in-Nigeria products and to promote economic and social growth for artisans in the Nigerian community.
KO Lifestyle – KO Lifestyle is a luxury RTW fashion brand for women, made in Nigeria and delivered to the world. They stay ahead of the fashion curve and produce the best fashion trends to keep their customers forever stylish and forever shopping. They believe in using sustainable fabrics that can be recycled and sustainable designs that can be re-worn and restyled.
Kola Kuddus – Kola Kuddus is a men’s afro minimalist and Afrocentric fashion brand which serves people in the US, UK, and regional areas of Africa, most especially in Nigeria. Kola Kuddus Couture is the number one source for premium kaftans, tunics, agbada, mules, and Sandals. Over the years, the fashion house has succeeded in consistently providing Afrocentric fashion with a focus on dependability, customer service, and uniqueness.
Morin.O – Morin.O is a luxury Nigerian leather brand that specializes in creating premium leather bags, shoes, and accessories that are handcrafted by skilled artisans using only the finest materials. Each product is designed to reflect the brand’s unique aesthetic, which combines traditional African elements with contemporary design features to create a truly unique look.
Moore Organics – Moore Organics is a natural products organization aimed at exploring the vast gifts of nature and using natural products to enhance hair growth and skin beauty.
O’Saunders – O’Saunders is a Nigerian design label based in France that specializes in creating contemporary and elegant fashion pieces for women. O’Saunders offers a range of clothing items, including dresses, skirts, tops, and jumpsuits, that are designed with attention to detail and quality craftsmanship. The brand’s aesthetic is characterized by clean lines, bold colors, and unique prints that reflect the designer’s African heritage.
Seven Designs Studio – This is a creative arts design studio that specializes in providing innovative and unique artwork solutions that meet the needs of different individuals and businesses.
Titi Belo – Titi Belo is a premium women’s brand offering ready-to-wear labels, accessories, and bridal services to women. They see clothes as a tool with which women can feel empowered – emotionally for the wearer and financially for the dressmaker.
Zivanora – Zivanora is a minimalist-inspired jewellery brand created for lovers of clean and modern style. They design jewellery with the purpose to be graceful, comfortable, and delightful, and are all about luxe-looking, clean, fun, and timeless jewellery for work or play.
“We are delighted to bring together a talented group of exhibitors and vendors who represent the best of Africa’s luxury market,” said Samuel Abiola-Jacobs—the MD of The Luxury Network Nigeria, one 0f the three organizers of the event. “The 543inc Luxury Privé 2.0 event is a showcase of unrivaled craftsmanship and artistry, and we are proud to be a part of it,” he concluded.
The event was a huge success, with attendees from across the country and beyond. The guests were treated to a variety of luxury experiences, including bespoke fashion displays, exclusive art exhibitions, private whisky-tasting sessions by drink partner, Balvenie, and much more. The organizers expressed their gratitude to the sponsors and partners who made the event possible. They also reiterated their commitment to promoting the African luxury market and supporting the growth of local businesses in the industry.
The 543inc Luxury Privé 2.0 event was a testament to the growing demand for luxury lifestyle experiences in Africa, and the organizers look forward to hosting more such events in the future.