Monday, December 22, 2014

Latest Addition to the RTF Family!

Hey Everyone,

I know ive been MIA for some weeks now, Here is why...

Baby Zion arrived about a week ago and it has been a whirl wind of emotions, tasks and sleepless nights. Lol

I will post more in the coming weeks as I get a hang of things around here :D

Have a merry Christmas 🎄 and A Happy New Year !!!

Love and light,
Koko Lee 

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Maju: The Holiday Collection

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Maju is a female fashion label found in 2008 by Motunrayo Umaru. Maju’s creations include accessories, purses, bags and clothes.

This collection is inspired by the holiday season and I simply love the pieces. Its fun, easy to wear and effortless.

Check out the full collection after the jump.

Frock It Rock It: The "Love Me" Collection

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Frock It Rock It was founded in 2009 by Tope Abiola, a Nigerian designer. After many years of designing t-shirts, the label released the first collection of t-shirts and vests. The t-shirts and vests were fun, bold and exciting to create as clients choose the embellishments/design.

FnR also has Vintage selected pieces from all eras that a modern woman can wear. It is about building a wardrobe that will never be out of date. We want to return glamour to the modern woman. 

The ‘Love Me" collection is wedding-themed and “It’s for the woman wanting to celebrate a special birthday. She knows she is making a statement. On that day, she feels sexy"- Tope

See pieces from the collection after the jump.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

ZAAF: Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

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ZAAF™ is a collection of luxury apparel and leather accessories produced by highly skilled artisans in Ethiopia.

ZAAF’s SS 2015 collection, Indulgence in Heritage Living, is a lifestyle that recognizes brilliance in craftsmanship and artistry. ZAAF’s creations see their genesis in a process of meticulous excellence that exists in each and every step of their fashioning. Each piece draws its inspiration from a particular region, and is crafted with the finest materials that come from natural resources unique to the latter. Color, texture, and ageless patterns made on a traditional loom, are beautifully merged to create a discrete statement of elegance and practicality that reflect those same characteristics of those who are at home in the world. This translates into a product that is a reflection of its owner; a wonderfully constructed, lavish creation that exudes brilliance.

See the full collection after the jump.

LOZA MALÉOMBHO: SPRING/SUMMER 2015 COLLECTION

 

Established in New York City in 2009 and with it’s production taking place in CĂ´te d’Ivoire since 2012, the Loza Maleombho brand is best described as a fusion between traditional cultures/ sub-cultures and contemporary fashion. Loza MalĂ©ombho credits her early world wide exposure for the eclectic aesthetic and multi-culturalism ever present in her work.
Check out the full collection after the jump.

Orange Culture: Spring/Summer 2015 H.E.R Collection



In this collection, Adebayo- the owner and creative director of Orange Culture, collaborated with his friend Alessandra Tempesti to create and fuse menswear with womenswear for its Spring/Summer 2015 collection. The collection is accessorized with footwear by Shem Paronelli and leather man-bags designed in collaboration with Canada-based designer Ch.s.e Works.

See the full collection after the jump.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Tzar: Capsule Collection “Conundrum”

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Tzar is a Nigerian Menswear fashion label based in Lagos, Nigeria. The Conundrum Collection is casual yet sophisticated. Ian Audifferen is the creative director and brains behind the brand.
Check out the full collection after the jump.

Wambui Mukenyi: 2014 Holiday Collection

 
Wambui Mukenyi label was founded in 2009  by Wambui Mukenyi - a self taught designer, a true artist and a visionary. 
Every collection shows the designers love for luxurious fabric, whilst at the same time instilling her African heritage to produce timeless feminine and effortlessly stylish pieces.

Check out the collection after the jump.

Friday, October 24, 2014

ADE SOILE: THE "ADEY WOMAN" COLLECTION

 

Ade Soile is a Nigerian women's wear label owned by designer Ade Soile. “The Adey Woman” is a woman whom you see applying Mascara through traffic, steps into the office looking stunning, arrives with a purpose during meetings, looking like she already won the deal and slays every time.

The collection is simply sophisticated!

Check out the collection after the jump.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Beyonce: 2015 Official Calendar

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The calendar has 12 glossy pictures of Queen Bey dressed in cleavage revealing outfits, lingerie and plenty bedroom drama. It is sold for $134 (approximately N20,000) and includes a 12 by 24 centrefold of the singer.

Check out the photos after the jump.

Maki Oh: Spring 2015 Collection

 

Check out the full collection after the jump.

Africa Forbes woman: Oluchi Orlandi Makes the October/November 2014 Cover



One Word: PROUD!
I"m so proud of all her achievements, she deserves it!

SYGE RESORT: 2014/15 COLLECTION “TIMELESS WOMAN”

 

Syge is a Nigerian Label,with Obijie Oru as its creative director. This collection is very flirty and sophisticated. I like the leopard print mix. Check out the full collection after the jump.

Maki Oh :Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear Collection

 
Maki Oh is a Nigerian-based womenswear label. I will add -an extraordinary designer. I love the artistry and details on each piece. I want them all. :)

Check out the full collection after the jump.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ejiro Amos Tafiri: Flagship Store Launch (Photos)



Check out their 2015 "Madame" Collection HERE. More photos after the jump.

Catou: Men's spring/summer 2014 collection

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Catou is founded by Haitian designer Berny Martin. Catou is a retail clothing design and manufacturing company. 

Edgy and elegant, flirty and sophisticated, Catou clothing makes a statement. Drawing from travel experiences,Catou clothing is made to provide customers with sophisticated and ageless fashion.

See the full collection after the jump.

NIKI KAY Couture: 2014 Collection


Niki Kay Couture is a Nigerian label founded by Lagos based Designer Adenike Kay-Okunubi . Niki Kay aspires to dress the modern woman who can dare to do it all. They will be participating at the forth coming NIGERIA FASHION WEEK in November 2014, so look out for them. 

See the complete collection after the jump.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Studio One Eight Nine:Spring 2015 Collection

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Studio One Eighty Nine founded by actress Rosario Dawson and luxury executive Abrima Erwiah.

Prints are central to the collection, including geometric patterns, stripes, dots and swirls. Fabrics include rich blue indigos hand-dyed in Mali from the plant extract; mud-cloth made using the traditional bogolanfini technique, hand-dyed in Mali in brown, black, and white and featuring patterned designs such as hand-painted village scenes of everyday life in Africa.

See the full collection after the jump.

Mayamiko Designed: "New Season" Collection


Established in 2013 Mayamiko Designed is a collection of accessories, home wares and clothing, ethically made in Malawi fusing together contemporary design with traditional African techniques.

Mayamiko Designed launched its full ‘New Season’ clothing range for on-trend, fashion conscious women. The collection, which includes striking dresses and coordinating separates, is made from traditional ‘chitenje’ printed fabrics, all sourced from the bustling markets of Malawi (Eastern Africa) and also features hand-dyed batiks.

The collection has minimalist silhouettes that allow the eye-catching prints to take centre stage. The vibrant colour palette includes warm, earth tones as well as cooler hues of green, blue, rose and lavender.

See the full collection after the jump.

AfroPolis: Presents 'The African Renaissance

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Pierre-Christophe is the founder of Afro-Polis.
AFRO-POLIS is pleased to invite international tastemakers, African dandies and cool kids to a 5 day event, in true celebration of the African touch. Untitled The African Renaissance, the experiential exhibition provides a 360° exploration of the socio-cultural dynamics at the heart of the modern pan-african way of life.

Set in a private family dining room, the exhibition is an immersive Gesamtkunstwerk (all-embracing art form), offering a synthetic, multimedia entity of art, food, design, music and fashion. A rich and stimulating experience, it will encompass an exhibition, a dining experience, a Pop-Up concept store and will fuse talks, workshops, live performances and much more.

Date: 18-19 October 2014 / LONDON / HOXTON-SQUARE 

Design Indaba: Call for Entries "Africa is Now" 2015

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Design Indaba is unearthing the next wave of design talent from across Africa in its second instalment of Africa Is Now. They are inviting established and emerging African designers to showcase their work in this specially curated group exhibition at Design Indaba Expo 2015.

Africa is rejecting the descriptions that have historically defined it and is instead becoming the new benchmark for growth and innovation. Contextual solutions that have sprouted from the fertile creative soils of Africa are in demand worldwide, redefining the traditional exchange between the so-called first and third worlds.

Showcasing these African solutions to the world is a key focus of Design Indaba. This was concretised with the first Africa Is Now exhibition at Design Indaba Expo 2014, which brought the work of 66 designers and innovators from 25 African countries to Cape Town. The exhibition provided a snapshot of creative work being produced across the continent. Emerging, established and unexpected talent was displayed including fashion from designers such as Sindiso Khumalo and Selly Rabe Kane, a model of the Makoko Floating School by architect Kunlé Adeyemi and furniture from iconic Malian designer Cheik Diallo.

The exhibition had phenomenal traction with exhibitors, visitors, buyers and both local and international media, receiving close to R5 million in media exposure.

See details on how you can enter after the jump.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Zashadu: Spring/Summer 2015



Zainab Ashadu is Creative Director at Zashadu. She has a diverse background encompassing Curatorship, Architecture, Acting and Fashion Styling.

Zashadu is a leading British/Nigerian sustainable luxury brand, that specialises in hand-crafted leather pieces. Working with local sustainably sourced leathers, farmed exotic skins and rough cut precious stones set in brass.All the pieces are created in Lagos, Nigeria, by a team that benefits from traditional techniques passed down through generations by a community of local artisans.

The new collection incorporates traditional Nigerian weaving techniques, hand-washed Nigerian Python skin and bright pops of coloured Nigerian goat and sheepskin leathers. This collection will be unveiled in London, Milan and New York in the coming months.

See the collection after the jump.

St. Genevieve: Debut Collection tagged "Philomena"



I know this is coming a few days later, but hey! better late than never. lol. By now most of you- ladies are aware of the new label from Genevieve Nnaji named after the star called St. Genevieve.

The debut collection is called "Philomena"; this collection was launched on the 5th of October in Lagos and is retailed exclusively by Jumia.

The St‎.‎ Genevieve woman is no doubt confident‎.‎ She's a trend‎‐setter who redefines the rules of style‎,‎ she's a career woman‎,‎ she's daring‎,‎ she's subtle‎,‎ she's versatile and she lives life on her own terms‎.‎

So with no further ado, feast your eyes on some of the pieces from the collection after the jump. Also find out how you can order for yours. :)

Friday, October 03, 2014

Apply to Become Miss Nigeria, USA



The organizers of Miss NIGERIA USA are now accepting applications for their Spring 2015 Show.

Are you a beautiful young Nigerian girl living in America? Are you hardworking and dedicated? Do you demonstrate self-confidence, intelligence, beauty and elegance? Then visit www.missnigeriausa.com/application to register and download your forms  for a chance to be crowned Miss NIGERIA USA.

For more info email: info@missnigeriausa.com
Instagram: missnigeriausa 
Facebook: Miss Nigeria USA 
Twitter: @Missnigeriausa 
Hashtag: #MNUSA

Goodluck Ladies!!!

Deola Sagoe: Spring/Summer 2015

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Deola Sagoe is no stranger to the fashion industry and her work speaks for itself. I am blown away by this collection.. so sleek and chic. The cut-outs, the bright colours and cuts, just brilliant.
Love it.

Check out the full collection after the jump.

Lisa Folawiyo:2015 Spring/Summer collection

 
The Nigeria Label Jewel by Lisa now named after the head designer Lisa Folawiyo has been designing stylish and wearable clothing for the past 10 years.
In this collection, they label takes a more graphic turn with a mix of Ankara prints, organza and graphic patterns.

I like the mix and match- very eclectic.

Check out the full collection after the jump.

Ejiro Amos Tafiri: 2015 'The Madame' Luxury Resort Collection


Ejiro Amos Tafiri is a Nigerian Label owned by Ejiro Amos Tafiri and was launched in 2010. Ejiro's clothing are  wearable, stylish and chic!
This collection is inspired by a lady on vacation attending luxury parties draped against night skies.

This is truly one of those fashion blogger moment when I literally gasp out of excitement. This collection is simply flawless. I love the exquisite designs, soft fabric and the lace mix... I could go on and on. You're going to love it too.

Check out the full collection after the jump.

Miss Fotogenix Nigeria 2014 :Call for Entries!


Press Release

Projecting the Feminine Essence, 

There is hardly any brand globally that has not in one way or the other, utilized the features exclusive to the female gender in a bid to try connect with its target audience or pass its brand message.

Hence, using photography as a vehicle, the Miss Fotogenix Nigeria Pageant is poised to empower a new crop of young, intelligent and beautiful ladies in view of harnessing their capacity through the grooming and projection of their innate and physical features as potential brand ambassadors.

With the objective of “projecting the essence of feminity” Miss FotoGenix Nigeria 2014, is officially open for application by interested Nigerian female contestants. With great prizes such as a brand new car, ₦1 million in cash prizes, 1 year free beauty and hair services + brand endorsement contracts for contestants.

Details on how to apply after the jump.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Lanre Da Silva Ajayi: Preview of SS 2015 Collection

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Lanre Da Silva is a remarkable designer, here she wows her crowd of female fashionistas with colourful classic designs.

Will update the full collection once i lay my eyes on them :) for now, drool with these ladies.

More photos after the jump.

McMeka: “Uptown Exploration” Spring Summer 2015 Collection

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More photos from the collection after the jump.

Sophie Zinga: Spring Summer 2015 Collection

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Sophia Zinga is a Senegalese fashion label. This SS 2015collection was revealed in Milan. The label is based Senegal, Dakar. Sophie Zinga was chosen to be part of Vogue’s emerging Talent 2014 where she presented her collection.

See the full collection after the jump.

Pearls & Portraits: Debut Collection

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Pearls and Portraits is a Nigerian Label whose designs are inspired by picturesque prints portraying a story through each extraordinary piece. The label creates printed tailored garments with luxury fabrics; ensuring pieces are niche to the printed fashion market. Pearls & Portraits intricate designs are embroidered with gold detailing and prints are either hand made or produced from our own photography, paintings and drawings.
The collection captures an elegant female aesthetic with bold statement designs.
Pearls & Portraits tailored shapes and retro prints make this the go to contemporary brand for the perfect day to evening wear.

see full collection after the jump.

Monday, September 22, 2014

William Okpo: Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

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William Okpo is no stranger to the fashion scene. In this collection, the sisters behind the designs - Darlene  and Lizzy Okpo, take us on a retro journey with chunky heels, shorts skirts with slits, dresses and interesting cuts and crop tops.

Check out the full collection after the jump.