Amaka Osakwe does a great job of mixing creative designs and prints. From the First lady of the USA, Solange Knowles and the Fashionistas with great style, Maki-Oh's designs have been buzzing globally. She is paving the way for African designers into the international market. I love her designs because of it's complex simplicity. The colors are a perfect blend and one can see the detail in her work. It may not be in my price range at the moment, but a girl can only dream of owning an item of hers. One day!
Only lord knows how long I have been wanting a Lisa Folawiyo piece of clothing. I initially fell in love with the brand when it was Jewel by Lisa. The embellishments were everything. They were simple yet made a statement. She has definitely improved overtime and continues to shell out great collections. I have yet to see a collection I didn't like. Maybe she decided to design just for Kesh lol. I even asked my Nigerian friend to go to her store in Lagos to buy me something. He looked at me like I was crazy. Her latest collection was just amazing! I can see myself wearing every single piece of item displayed. The price range is also a bit stiff but I understand the amount of time and detail put into the work so it's only right. Hopefully Lisa will read this and mail me one as a gift :).HA!
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Loza makes the kente material look like gold! Ok, the authentic Kente material is pretty major. I luckily own one. I can only imagine the amount of time and hardwork she puts to create and design her collections. Her recent collection was pretty cool I should say. The styling was different and unique but very true to the brand. I would wear some of the pieces separately but her Kente blazers would always be a fave of mine. Check her out here.
Simplicity, sexiness, serene are the words I would use to describe the brand Sophie Zinga. I love how neat her designs look. Add lace to anything, you have my heart. I look forward to what she has installed for us. You can get more info about the brand here.
When I saw her Dure 2013 lookbook, I was like yes! What a beautiful collection. I could see myself wearing every single piece displayed. She also shells out great statement necklaces with loads of vibrant ankara prints to spice up and outfit. Check out her site here for more details
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