VICE Magazine calls itself "The Definitive Guide to Enlightening Information." It didn’t surprise me, then, to hear that instead of covering the traditional corners of the fashion world (think Paris or London) VICE was devoting its Fashion Week coverage to the unseen fashion shows that normally don’t pop up on our global radar. The web series Fashion Week Internationale takes a look at the unconventional approaches to fashion in places like Cambodia, Pakistan, and, most recently, Nigeria. Reporter Charlet Duboc finishes the fascinating series in Lagos, speaking with the enigmatic models and fashionistas who redefine what fashion week is all about. Duboc has plenty of fun dancing with the models on a yacht but also learns about the corruption and homophobia that is still rampant in Lagos. It is through this kind of turmoil though that the spirit of fashion week takes form. VICE makes a point to explore why the fashion shows are essential to the communities, and how having fun means so much more than fame or monetary gain. Watch the episode below:

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