Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sanusi Lagos: “Royal Bloom” 2015 Spring/Summer Collection




The Nigerian luxury street wear brand is owned by celebrity stylist Seyi Sanusi and Adesola Obebe.

See the full collection after the jump.

Niquara Couture: 2014 debut collection

  

Niquara Couture is an Italian/Nigerian Label. This debut collection was inspired by a "self-assured and independent woman who knows exactly how she wants to dress and be perceived."

see the full collection after the jump.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ASIYAMI GOLD: AAU Summer 2014 Collection

 

Asiyami Gold is a Nigerian fashion brand based in Atlanta; Asiyami Gold offers a singular view on exploration and beauty. Blending a passion for design, photography, and travel, the brand leaves each individual smitten by its vulnerability and execution. Gold, the brand's founder and creative mastermind, is not only dedicated to the encouragement of forward thinking and advancement, but is also committed to freedom and individual expression.

See the full collection after the jump.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The first Lady of Cross River State shares the cover of TW magazine with Reigning Calabar Carnival Queen































Mrs.Obioma Liyel Imoke,  the First lady of Cross River State shares the July/August 2014 cover of TW magazine with the reigning Calabar Carnival Queen – Nancy Olive Aisagbonhi.

TW Magazine is out now & available at newsstands and vendors nationwide.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chinyelum (Chi-Chi) Nwuba: Winner of the 2014 Face of AFWL competition

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Africa Fashion Week London is the biggest event in Europe with a focus on African and African inspired fashions. AFWL aims to encourage and support up-and-coming designers, models and fashion professionals and Face of AFWL is the flagship competition, awarding the winner with the chance to work with and learn from industry professionals at this high-profile event.

Monday, July 21, 2014

New African Magazine: Miriam Odemba confidently graces the August/September Edition South African Cover.

STREETCHIEF: Pre-Fall 2014 Lookbook


Its always exciting to discover new designers and talents, it gives me such a rush :).


Here is STREETCHIEF a culturally inspired brand which revolves around mixing elements of African art and culture with contemporary street-wear. The use of African elements in the garments serve as visual representation of history, culture, and philosophy. 

The brand is an extension of inspiration for street youth to pursue their talents and passions while discovering their inner chiefs, prestige, and royalty. STREETCHIEF is Hip Hop, Art, Music, Poetry, Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, Asia, more. It is a brand for ALL.

Check out the full collection after the jump.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lalesso: The Resort Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

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Lalesso is an African luxury fashion & lifestyle brand run by co-creators Alice Heusser and Olivia Kennaway

Lalesso also uses the creative talent of Kenyan artisans in many aspects of the designs, incorporating various design initiatives and supporting them in doing so. Includes beaded bracelets on the swing tags, hand carved coconut buttons, masai beading, brass work among others.

See the full collection after the jump.

CHiCHiA: Spring/Summer " REMINISCENCE" 2014 Collection



Tanzanian-born, London-based Christine Mhando launched the label that bears her childhood nickname, Chichia in 2007. 
The collection focuses on the idea of being grown up but still wanting to have fun in clothes and dressing up to feel happy, channeling a youthful innocence.


See the full collection after the jump.

Mina Evans: Spring/Summer 2015 capsule for AltaRoma

 
Mina Evans is a Ghanaian brand launched in 2009. The brand is driven by classic, modern and luxurious designs and styles with a high level of customer intimacy.

See the full collection after the jump.

Lupita Nyong'o: The cover girl for French ELLE

Friday, July 18, 2014

Mente de Moda Fashion & Art Festival: August 2014



Mente de Moda is a great avenue to take your first step out of many in making your brand a household name.

The August edition of this lifestyle festival is set to hold on Sunday 3rd of August 2014 at Maddox, 82 Adetokunbo Ademola street Victoria Island, Lagos featuring all the usual deals, steals, fab fashion accessories, menswear, womenswear, live paintings, spoken word sets and more.

Continue reading to see how you can participate.

RTF Covers: Zen Magazine July Cover girl - Nneka Edozien

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The July edition covers all the ins and outs on 'how to look good this summer' , the 5 key fashion trends for summer, the African events happening all summer, the African models in the news and we get the best style tips from the experts. It also has interviews with industry professionals Mario Epanya of Mario Epanya Photography, Mozambican designer Taibo Bacar, and South African singer Nandi Mngoma.

Lookbook: Fashion Protege Winner - Oisetohanmen

 
Oisetohanmen “Omon” Isinugben emerged as the first winner of the Multi-choice Nigeria Fashion Protege Competition. Omon is the Creative Director of Abuja-based fashion label Belois Couture. Belois Couture launched in 2012 and offers elegant, original,youthful yet timeless pieces. The new collection is called “Átómu“.

“Átómu” is an Ishan word that means ‘growth/beginning’, the designer has described the collection as a representation of her “exponential growth” during the show. 

 Check out the collection after the jump.

ORDELIA: “EARTH, WIND & FIRE” 2014 COLLECTION

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Ifeoma Aigbe is the creative director of the Nigerian Label Ordelia which was founded in 2002. The label produces couture and ready-to-wear clothing.

According to the the label's creative director: the collection was inspired by special pieces of fabric that reminded her of the earth’s elements.

See the full collection after the jump.

Interesting Finds: Inzuki Designs

                              

Inzuki Designs is a Rwandan brand launched in 20111 by jewellery designer Teta Isibo; Initially starting with designing earrings, her hobby soon turned into a fully-blown business selling handmade jewelry, accessories and interior décor. Inzuki Designs fuses traditional craftsmanship with contemporary bold designs.

Check out more designs after the jump.

CLAN: 2014 ‘Classics’ Collection

 

CLAN is a Nigerian Fashion label owned by sisters, Teni, Aba and Tiwa Sagoe, daughters to Deola Sagoe, launched in 2011.

The Label is certainly made a mark on the Nigerian fashion Industry as well as across Africa and gradually easing into the international markets. This Collection is another home run for the sisters who have over the years designed sophisticated and wearable pieces for women. I personally love this 'Classic' collection because of the vintage touch each design exudes. You're going to love it!

Check out the full collection after the Jump.

Design for Love: Spring/Summer 2014 ‘Pop Art’ Collection

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Design for Love [DFL] is a Nigerian fashion & accessories brand that began in 2004, and owned by Wunmi Olufeko. The DFL woman is an understated beauty, who does not need to try too hard to grab attention.
DFL specializes in bespoke and made to measure female garments and leather bags & belts.

See the full collection after the jump.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

ISI ATAGAMEN :“ISIMEME” COLLECTION 2014

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Isi Atagamen is a Nigerian fashion label owned by ex-beauty queen Isi Atagamen reveals its latest collection called “Isimeme”.

The new collection comprises of hand-made African prints and fabrics including batik & aso-oke infused fabric with organza and lace. 

Check out the full collection after the jump.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Emmy Collins: Spring/Summer 2015 "Timeless" Collection

 

The self titled label owned by Emmy Collins is a Nigerian Menswear brand. In this collection, the silhouette is slim/fitted.
According to the designer, “I wouldn't design a garment that a client would invest a king’s ransom on and then discard only a few months after simply because it has gone out of trend”.

See the full collection after the jump.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Okun Beachwear: Spring/Summer 2014 Collection


Òkun is a pioneering and premium Africa-inspired men's designer swimwear brand whose ambition is to revitalize beachwear around the globe with vibrant prints and colours in contemporary African style.

Meaning 'the ocean' in Yoruba, Òkun was launched in 2012 by IT-nerd turned creative director Bola Marquis who left the corporate world with a dream of building a positive and lasting contemporary African expression in international fashion. 

See the full collection after the jump.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

DURO OLOWU: NEW ART SHOW & POP-UP BOUTIQUE, “MORE MATERIAL”

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Launching his second ever art show and pop-up boutique, this time titled “Duro Olowu: More Material,” the Jamaican-Nigerian designer – known for his careful tailoring and beautiful use of print – fuses fashion, photography, film and art with an all female theme. The result is an unmissable follow up to his first installation – a visual treat for Olowu’s New York-based audience.

Two years in the making and opened on June 25th at Salon 94 on the Bowery, NY, the pop up, Mr Olowu explained, was curated to; “…show female rebellion in an elegant and less confrontational way.”

Check out more photos from the art show and pop-up boutique after the jump.

BELLO EDU: Spring/Summer 2014 COLLECTION, “THE BLOOM”

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Bello Edu is a Ghanaian brand owned by Bello Edu, Alima Bello and Kemi Edu. Here the talented designers reveals their  Spring/Summer’14 collection, titled ”The Bloom,”.

See full collection after the jump.

INTERESTING FINDS: INTRODUCING JB HOUNYOVI Summer Collection

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JB Hounyovi is no beginner in the fashion world, as he has over 40 years experience in the industry. He is the owner of the unique clothing line called Braided Fabric
He is popular in the West African Francophone countries. His designs have been worn by the President and First Lady of Equatorial Guinea, and also the First Ladies of Benin Republic and Senegal.

This year, Braided Fabric makes its move into Nigeria, as it prepares to launch a new line inspired by Nigerian sound and art.

As a brand known for partnering with industry leaders, Qtaby Events represented by Victoria Nkong recently got the franchise to commercialize Braided Fabric in Nigeria.

See more of JB Hounyovi's Summer Collection after the jump.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

1981 UNVEILS “ED01/2014” COLLECTION

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Nana K. Brenu is the designer of the Ghanaian 1981 womenswear brand. I love the soft colours and cuts of this collection.

Check out the full collection after the jump.