Uchechi Arinze was born to a Nigerian Father and Guyanese Mother.Her mum owns ‘AUDARI’, fashion design house where she began to develop a passion for fashion.
A graduate of Architecture from the University Of Lagos. In 2009, she entered The Ade Bakare’s young designer’s competition where she ended up coming second, this opened up her eyes to the possibility of fashion design as a full time career.
She has an affordable ready to-wear line called ‘Eznira’ which is characterized by trendy fashion forward pieces consisting mainly of batik print and linen.
She has worked backstage with Costumes at the Fela Show & Arise magazine Fashion Week 2011 . Also worked with Mai Atafo Inspired’s design team which involved styling, assisting in design and working on various collections for different fashion shows.
The theme for this collection is ‘Lure of The Exotic’. The collection portrays the wardrobe of a free spirited working class lady. A lady who has a top sense of style and likes to be the centre of attention.The collection uses a lot of prints, lace, chiffon and some stretch satin.
Black is a prominent colour in this collection with the introduction of whites, gold and blue. The designs are feminine and flirty but with a racy edge emphasized by lots of deep cuts and transparent panels.
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Contact details of the designer
Name: Uchechi ArinzeBrand Name: Chechi Arinze
Phone numbers: +2348033791809
Photographer: Babz Bamiro
Photographer’s assistant: ID Asumah
Stylist: Ify Onyido
Make-up: Kuddy Cosmetics
Makeup artist: Bola(Asabee)
Models: Stephaina Bassey & Victoria Ola (Beth Models)
Location: Studio Wellbrook, Lagos