Sunday, July 05, 2015

Omowunmi Owonifari: S/S 2015 “Avatar” Collection

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 Omowunmi Owonifari“It was only natural that I reflected on what I had learnt as a person and as a designer.” Her reflection ties in with the Avatar of a tree which she translates through patience, perseverance and persistence – which are also the ethos of the Mofari fashion label.

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Gavin Rajah: 2016 "Croisiére" Resort Collection

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Ohema Ohene: SS16 Menswear "Enter The Gentleman" Collection


Ohema Ohene is a high end fashion brand that blends quintessentially British styling with exotic prints. The Ohema Ohene brand makes ready-to-wear collections in Ghana. The SS 16 Collection is an explosion of colour and warm prints with names like "love prints" and "life". This collection is a deep expression of personality through colour and print, designed to give the wearer crowd pleasing entrance to any occasion.

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Nuraniya :Ready-To-Wear 2015 “Philosophy” Collection


Nuraniya is a Nigerian label. The Nuraniya Label is autobiographical to the core, the purveyor of all things minimalist with an aesthetic built around a contemporary take on the effortless elegance keeping to its design ethos of creating affordable ready to wear garments with a high end look. With a vision that transcending age and seasons, our garments inspire and whisper confidence stitched in the Elegance of Simplicity.

The collection summarizes our aesthetic and our philosophy as a minimalist ready to wear fashion label. Our distilled version of juxtaposing Ease, Versatility, Color and Simplicity. We thought about reinventing interesting basics that could stand as a whole and be dissected into parts, basics that can be dressed up to look like a million box and dressed down to look to exude that tasteful vibe.

Nura Ikahlea "Each piece is a reflection of my unadulterated love for Simplicity,Contemporary Minimalism and Sophisticated Ease that is Practical and Affordable. Enjoy."

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Afrovolt: The Afrocentric S/S 2015 Collection!

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Afrovolt is a Ghanaian Label, releasing their first Afrocentric collection, Afrovolt brings back the kango style hats in a new his and hers collection. Showing solid colours with a touch of print, Afrovolt presents an easy to wear choice for love their black dominated wardrobe. 

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Register! : The Makeup Photography Workshop

The Makeup Photography Workshop is a hands-on two-day practical session that is strictly tailored for makeup artists. The workshop features Tobbie of TCD photography and Pro MUA Jide of St’Ola.

If you’re a makeup artist interested in understanding how to take great pictures of clients for your portfolio, this one’s for you. The workshop covers an introduction to photography, composition, editing workflow and many more. You’ll learn to take the kind of shots you imagine, understand the camera settings that produce exceptional results and also get the chance to take your art to a whole new level.

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Orange Culture: H.E.R 2015 Collection


Adebayo Oke-Lawal has been designing since the age of 10, and since officially entering the fashion industry, he’s dabbled in writing and styling, working with African designers, actors, pop stars- Rita Dominic, Tiwa Savage ,Mochedda and even magazines like Wow magazine and Élan. However, designing is his greatest passion, which led to him starting his own label Orange Culture in 2011.

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Orange Culture: “Etched Journey” Collection

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Orange Culture needs no introduction, I am always fascinated by how far Adebayo is willing to go to bring his inspirations to life, and exquisitely so. This Collection is no exception. I love the whimsical and almost carefree feel of this collection.

Adebayo Oke-Lawal: “Growing up in the metropolitan city of Lagos that was constantly nestled in chaos, vitality and a spiral of fleeting hopes, it was almost impossible to catch a moment beautified by its silence alone. Everyone always seemed in a hurry to somewhere, for something. But I remember driving past Third Mainland Bridge often with my family, my head pressed against the cold glass alive with dew from the AC, staring out into the sea as fishermen rowed their canoes alone at even the loneliest of hours.

The solemnity of that still beauty rattled me. The elegance of their arm strides saturated in the euphoric concept of gracefulness carried around by people who knew what belonged to them would surely come to them. It stirred something inside of me. I wondered what they were thinking while they stood, legs muscled and firm on the wood, waiting for their capture, or as their lips cracked as they sighted something I couldn’t see. The universe came to them in those moments, and on descending the bridge, I constantly felt robbed of an indefinable beauty.”

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Yeside Laguda: Ready-to-Wear Collection – “Blossom”

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My Q is a Nigerian bespoke Fashion brand. The designer, Yeside Laguda brings her background in bespoke fashion to her first Ready-to-Wear line. 

According to Yeside – “after 7 years, it was time to break out into something different, I felt free and knew I could hold my own hence it was time to blossom. The pieces are what they are fun, fresh and flirty. Nothing complicated just chic and playful as can be seen in the images.“

I love the simple yet sophisticated pieces.

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