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SEE EVERY LOOK FROM YUTEE RONE’S SPRING SUMMER 2019 COLLECTION

The mostly-neutral range was anything but one-dimensional.

Nigerian designer Yutee Rone has released Spring Summer collection from her eponymous brand. This comes in just in time to get our wardrobes ready and revive our summer bodies. The glamorous designer and mother of 3 tells us that this collection is inspired by lotus, the aquatic flower colloquially known as Water Lily.

This is the first time we’re featuring the Nigerian fashion house and it’s one for the books.
Neutral and soft aqua colours dominate the collection lending a girly touch to some looks while the floral elements bring Summer vibes.


Just like the arresting flower, this collection is unique in the manner in which it acutely captures the effervescent, confident demeanor of the Yutee Rone woman. The collection is intentionally youthful and cuts across her many, many adventures, international travels, and interests as a modern woman.
The designer, Yutee Rone, employs a seasoned and pragmatic approach to the collection, choosing cool, breezy pastels over dull colors. The same care and attention is employed in the – ultimately – impeccable finishing. Overall, this is a testament to what Yutee can do with very limited use of color or print — a lot.

See every look from Yutee Rone’s Spring Summer 2019 collection in the gallery below.

  • Creative Credits 
  • Brand: @yuteerone
  • Photography @joshsisly
  • Model @napari_ishaBrand consultant @mreinconsulting​

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Bridget Awosika Presents Spring/Summer 2016 Collection “You”

Nigerian womenswear designer, Bridget Awosika, debuts a fabulous new collection titled “You“.

Full of pastel and calming colours, the collection for Spring/Summer 2016 is inspired by presents, how they make us feel and what is the most beautiful gift of them all.

According to the designer, If presents are something given voluntarily, without payment in return, as to honor or appreciate a person, then that person receiving is the bigger and greater present. In essence “You” are the most beautiful gift hence why you are honored with another form of love or appreciation being the present that you receive.

The general understanding is that something “YOU” have done has inspired another person to appreciate “YOU” with a gift as a token of love and appreciation. The collection “YOU” focuses on purity and precision as it strives to present the woman as the gift to whomever she is surrounded by, and whatever she is a part of. This encourages her to be inspirational and to be perceived as a beautiful spirit and a special one.

The collection features whites, off whites and dreamy pretty pastel organzas and silk capes to representing purity, simplicity, innocence, beauty, femininity, and sometimes the naivety in women.

What can we say, the collection is a win in our book. Check it out and share your thoughts below.

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LFDW Boss Omoyemi Akerele Covers Style MANIA Magazine

mania-magazine-Omoyemi-Akinrele-TheGlowingColoursMeet Omoyemi Akerele, lawyer, stylist and now one of Nigeria’s leading fashion entrepreneurs. Known as one of the key figures that helped shaped the Nigerian fashion industry, she is also the founder of the Lagos Fashion & Design Week and CEO of Style House Files. The fashion star covers the Style Mania Magazine‘s annual fashion issue like a boss.

Catch what the Style Mania team tells us about her;

This edition celebrates the cover girl, Omoyemi Akerele as the Lagos Fashion and Design Week platform clocks five. In this spirit of this celebration, we also celebrate the creatives in the fashion industry who have work relentlessly, passionately and consistently.

We’ve also gone ahead to demystify the fashion industry for the non-fashion crowd. This edition reads like a beginner’s manual for all interested and curious about the possibilities of this trillion-dollar industry.

This edition features some amazing fashion and beauty shoots too, check them out below:

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Credits

Cover
Photographer: Kelechi Amadi-Obi
Fashion Editor: Godson Ukaegbu
Makeup: Bimpe Onakoya
Hair: Mannix Idam
Dress: Nuraniya

Beauty
Photographer: Kelechi Amadi-Obi
Stylist: Godson Ukaegbu
Makeup: Bimpe Onakoya

Just Yesterday
Photographer: Chukwudi Ademu
Fashion Editor: Godson Ukaegbu
Makeup: Bayo Haastrup
Hair: Mannix Idam
Models: Tomisin Ariyo, Doyin Haastrup, Warebi Martha, Lola Buttons, Oby Ezenduka, Fome Edumudo

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Photographer: TY Bello.
Fashion Editor: Godson Ukaegbu.

The Bank of Industry (BOI) Lagos Launches N1 Billion Fund for the Fashion Industry

The Bank of Industry (BoI), on Tuesday announced the launch of a new fund set out to develop industries in Nigeria.

Particularly, BOI in Lagos has launched N1billion for the fast-growing fashion industry in the country.
Mr Rasheed Olaoluwa, Managing Director of the bank, said the fund was to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Olaoluwa praised Nigerian fashion designers as one of the most creative in the world, having trained in most of the best fashion schools across the globe.

He added that the fund was an initiative under the Gender Unit of the bank, and will be targeted towards women-owned businesses only.

“There has been a lot of talk about SME funding, but with less actions. This is why BoI has decided to increase its funding initiatives to cluster creations.

“BoI has so far recognised 34 cluster creations nationwide to drive our funding initiatives. So, we are able to tailor each cluster based on its peculiarities.

“We are excited about this fund because of the impact it is going to make in promoting job creation, especially among the youths because fashion business globally is worth about $1trillion.

“And with the growing population of over 170 million, increasing purchasing power of the middle class, it is obvious that fashion business is, and will be a money spinner for Nigeria’s economy in the next few years”, Olaoluwa said.

He expressed disappointment in the state of the textile industry, saying that it had not benefitted enough from the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), due to poor competitiveness. He further argued that this issue has contributed to designers importing fabrics.

“It is a pity that in a fast study I did on our ailing textile industry, Nigeria is like 20 years behind in global competitiveness.

“This is because about 150 companies have shut down in the last 10 years.
“We are just ensuring that we provide support for the stakeholders and see how we can contribute our quota to the sector’s revival’’, he said.

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Speaking of the details regarding the fund, Mr Babatunde Joseph, Head, Large Enterprises of the bank, said that the bank has set out risk management systems to monitor the loans. Moreover, the criteria for the loan would be a five per cent deposit of the loan sum, two reputable guarantors, a bank guarantee, and most importantly, a business with a consistent cash flow.

Joseph said referral from standard, relevant association would also be needed to facilitate the loans, and a maximum of five million naira only would be given out to individuals.

This new fund system has been welcomed across Nigeria from designers established online and fashion designers associations.

Mrs Funmi Ajila-Ladipo, President, Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN), lauded BoI for the initiative saying that the loan would encourage more fashion entrepreneurs to expand their businesses.

Ajila-Ladipo also urged the bank to provide training, build capacity and guidance for budding entrepreneurs in the industry “as funding is not the only challenge facing the industry.’’

She said there was a need for Bank of Industry to encourage the creation of more production hubs and vocational centres and not focus on the end products only.
Mrs Stella Awoh, a representative of Yaba College of Technology Fashion School, appealed to BoI and the government to provide support for fashion interns and graduates to set up their businesses. She further added that the college sees approximately 450 graduates annually, who mostly end up roaming the streets because they had no funds to establish businesses.

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The Tuxedo by Akin Faminu

Black tie, Tuxedo, Cravat Noir, Dinner Suit, Tux or whatever other names we have for it, the Tuxedo is arguably the most stylish essential male ensemble there is. Extremely flattering to any male figure and so timelessly engraved in the history of men’s fashion that it will surely never go out of Style.

Right there at the pinnacle of Men’s style, the Tuxedo is a must-have for any and every Classic man especially now that we are in the second half of the year and have all the Evening Red Carpet and Black tie events fast approaching where wearing a Tuxedo has become synonymous with being “Dressed to Kill”. So it’s for this reason that I decided to pick the Tux as out topic of discussion right before we go fully into that time of the year.

The Tuxedo, as we all know is strictly speaking one of the most formal of formal wears along either the White tie and it comes with a few rules so we really should get back to the basics for a start.

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When buying and wearing a Tuxedo, certain things must be done perfectly.
As always, Fit is King! It’s very important to make sure your Tux fits you properly, and in the Tuxedo sense, not too tight and definitely not looking like an expensive sack of problems.

Yes it’s true that Black is the colour that comes to mind when a Tux is mentioned, but other colours like Midnight blue are also spot on! Midnight blue is an excellent alternative to black, it looks richer under light and it gives a sophisticated edge.

Keep it Classic! Even up to the shirt. The acceptable shirt is the White evening shirt with either a wing or a turn down collar, cuffs and studs. Avoid the everyday office shirt.

The traditional tie appropriate for the Tuxedo is the Bowtie which could come in different shapes, textures and sizes.

Black patent leather formal shoes, Patent leather correspondents or a well polished pair of Oxford dress shoes are my picks for the perfect footwear to go with your Tuxedo. Avoid shoes like loafers and Brogues, they are more causal than formal.

The Classic accessories that accompany a Tuxedo are the Cummerbund / Waistband, a Pocket square, a lapel accessory, and Cuff links to spice up the outfit.

For the more Fashion foward that have an in depth understanding of Black tie can choose to bend the rules slightly, there’s room for that, but this is Black tie, so only slightly.

So Gents!  Hope we had a good read and if you don’t already, do well to get yourself a Nice Tuxedo and Ladies, I just gave you a grand present idea for that special someone 😉

Step out in Super Style guys, have a lovely evening and don’t forget to Rock that Tux!

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Photos by Fifo Adebakin (@thefifographer)

Tuxedo – Obedclothiers || Correspondent shoes – Rossini Italian

Style Talk! Meet Fabulous Style Blogger Nneka Nwokeocha

We had the chance to catch up with fashion blogger Nneka Nwokeocha. With a passion for all things fashion and beauty, read what Nneka has to say about her influences, inspirations, blogging, ‘Royalty fashion’ and of course being a stylish Nigerian woman.

We started ‘African Bloggers Killing It‘ to showcase African men and women changing the style game all over the world. From Lagos, London, New York, Milan, Johannesburg etc., African stylistas are unstoppable. In this interview they are taking us into their world to give us a glimpse of what it looks like!

Check it out and catch the fashion and style tips.

Name: Nneka Nwokeocha.

Where are you from? Nigeria.

UrlMyveryownpen.blogspot.com | Instagram : http://instagram.com/nwokeochanneka

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How would you describe your personal style and what’s your style formula? 

Eclectic mixture of different style genres, prints and textures. I especially love androgyny, 60s-through-90s style and my current best, what I call “Royalty” fashion; I constantly peruse images of past and current monarchs (Queens) of different nations. In terms of style pioneers, I rank Queen Mary of Denmark, Farah dibah Pahlavi (of Iran), HRH Sheikha mozah bint nasser al misned (of Qatar), Princess Diana (of wales), Princess Ameera al tahweel (of SA) etc. before my other everyday style favourites. Some of my outfits take an hour or more to put together, sometimes I purchase items based on concepts I have in mind and sometimes my outfits come together spontaneously; with me, I think the joy in dressing and practice over time has helped me have a better understanding of how I want to look and how to make mosts items of clothing work in my favour. Also I recycle a lot and find more than one intended use for my clothes.

What made you decide to start blogging?  Friends and family advised me to start my first blog but my current (and final) blog was re-born out of personal desire.

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How active are you on a weekly basis? How often do you post and communicate with your followers? I used to make posts twice monthly back when I was in medical school but have not been able to sustain the momentum since leaving (due to exams tying me down). I do blog on occasion now but will return full speed in a couple more months. I think readers of my blog are people who have followed my transition from my old blog to this recent one plus young women (and men) who understand the importance of recycling items of clothing from their wardrobe for different occasions and looks. It is very possible to monetize a fashion blog but it take intense effort on the part of the blogger; those in the fashion community know the “icon bloggers” and how they have been able to make multiple zeros over the years from invitations to events, sponsorship (fashion, food , electronic), driving sales, selling their own personal items or items from collaborations, travelling to certain parts of the world for paid coverage of events , ads , affiliate marketing and the list goes on. The key I have come to understand lies in standing out fashion-wise and reaching out constantly to the ‘right people’ and putting yourself in a position to be heard ( I can make a post to further expatiate on this). Another key point is African (Nigerian) brands having a lot more faith and stronger will in fashion bloggers and tying them into the process of ‘making African fashion‘ this I believe is a two-way street which pays both the Designer and blogger in the long run.

How stylish is the Nigerian woman?  Speaking as one, I would say the Nigerian woman is indeed very stylish, thank God for blogging and its ability to expose certain Nigerians I never would have known loved to dress up. I think style is a massive part of our culture and everyday activity; these days the way we physically present ourselves to the world is becoming more important to women : young and old and I think the way we dress bespeaks us in a number of ways and I know that Nigerian (and African) women especially are no stranger to that.

What fashion item do you think will be big next season in the African fashion market?

I will just state 2 things that I would love to see:

1).  Different styles of ankara/wax jumpsuits being worn by everyone.

2). Pairing office shirt and Blazer with an Iro (Wrapper) and Gele/Ichafu (Turban) and heels. (I personally have worn this on my blog). I think the blend would be quite mind-blowing.

What items do you save on, and then what do you splurge on? 

I recently put a hard limit on how much goes into clothing so I would say the bulk of my funds go into very very rare finds that I would not be able to purchase ordinarily online or otherwise. (one of the most recent being a Satin part embroidered/part painted on Kimono).

Your signature look is?  Due to school and study activity, I am constantly in a pair of pants, a black top/ shirt and penny loafers.

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And your beauty essentials?  Fruits especially oranges (Women forget the importance of what you eat before what you purchase for skin care) , raw Broccoli ( and other greens),water (hydration), bio-oil, face towel, twice-a-day-baths, exfoliants and a few other on/off skin care purchases.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Dude.

What is one thing your readers would be surprised to hear?  I eat like a pregnant elephant.

Where do you see yourself and your  blog in the next 5 years? A fashion mogul with deep/revolutionising involvements/contributions in the Global fashion industry (and hopefully still blogging for the love of it).

What’s the biggest advice you have for aspiring fashion bloggers? People and/or situations can be overrated in the fashion industry. Do a detailed research about what it is you want from blogging and depend not solely on the words of ‘advice’ from other bloggers sometimes we all say the same thing in different ways. Find out what works for you, work hard at it and pray every single step along the way. Lastly, you will mentally give up more that a 100 times but I urge you to find the strength to keep going and put yourself in positions to get noticed and reach out even when no one is reaching out to you yet.

Check out her fab pictures in the gallery below!

We really enjoyed our style chat with the fashion queen, Nneka Nwokeocha. What would you like to see on the runway and in the African fashion market next season?

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[Fashion Film] Maki Oh Releases Short Film, Mami Wata

Top Nigerian fashion brand Maki Oh has proved to be ahead of the African fashion world.

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Maki Oh has released a new short film to accompany their Autumn Winter 15/16 collection. The fashion film titled Mami Wata,  is produced by A Whitespace Creative Agency and shot in Lagos .

It abstractly  explores the concept African mermaid. A pool, sounds of the ocean, a white room, mirrors and incomplete structures are the backdrop for the model who sits and contemplates, wearing pieces from the collection in its palette of deep blues and greens, natural hues and white accents and sculptural, ruffle details evoking watery depths.

Watch!

 

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Style Chat! This Is Why We Love Nigerian Blogger Grace Alex Style Game

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Simple, stylish and girly! You need to read this interview and find out why we fell in love with Grace’s style.

We started ‘African Bloggers Killing It‘ to showcase African men and women changing the style game all over the world. From Lagos, London, New York, Milan, Johannesburg etc., African stylistas are unstoppable. In this interview they are taking us into their world to give us a glimpse of what it looks like!

Check it out 😉

Name: Grace Alex

Where are you from? Nigeria

Url: For people who may not be familiar with http://gafashion.blogspot.co.uk/ please give us a quick run down of what it’s all about.

It’s a place where I share my thoughts about my love for Christ, fashion, beauty and breakfast thoughts

What made you decide to start blogging?

I started blogging in a bid to self realize who I was by speaking about it through pictures

What is a typical day for you?

It’s quite a hurdle , plan a blog schedule for the week, I get to lecture at my university and go to the news room and send up media stories, get back home to the comfort of my bed

How would you describe your personal style and what’s your style formula? 

I love vintage but from time to time, I switch up my looks to

Do you have any style rules?

At the moment, who would you say is your number one fashion inspiration?

You always look so fabulous, what pieces in your wardrobe hold the most sentimental value to you? 

My free fall vintage trouser and my ASOS heel

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What is your favourite thing to wear right now? 

A pair of jeans and white T-shirt

What items do you save on, and then what do you splurge on? 

Bags, shoes

Your signature look is? 

Vintage

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On a bad hair day, what do you do?

I tie a scarf (laughs)

And your beauty essentials? 

Nice deodorant, and lipstick

Heels? Or flats?

Heels

Celebrity style crush?

Michelle Obama

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What is your favourite word?

Butterfingers

Which living person do you most admire, and why?

My mum, this is the first time I’m actually saying it. She has the strength of a thousand people and still knows how to be soft

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

“Hello Fam”

What is one thing your readers would be surprised to hear

I sleep a lot (laughs)

What is the biggest challenge about fashion blogging?

Creativity and staying  to yourself and style

Where do you see your blog in the next 5 years?

Where it needs to be with constant dedication and improvement

What’s the biggest advice you have for aspiring fashion bloggers?

Don’t let the glamor of the industry make you run your account balance dry, always find what’s beautiful at affordable prices and share your story to the world

 Click on the gallery and tell us your favourite look!

Thank you Grace for your time with us!

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Men’s Fashion Essentials – The Waistcoat by Akin Faminu

The diversity it offers, is but one of the many benefits of having a waistcoat in your wardrobe.

The waistcoat is one of the pieces of men’s clothing that has endured the dynamics of fashion, over the years, and is still very much in trend.

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The waistcoat makes an outfit look well put together, especially because shirts tend to crease with movement but if you’re in a waistcoat, you’ll look as good in the morning as you do in the evening.

It also comes in handy because when worn properly, it is able to adapt to a variety of social situations, from informal  to formal, worn alone or under a blazer, suit, or tuxedo, and today, we’re letting in on how to look impeccably dapper in your waistcoat.

Here are few basics to remember when getting your waistcoat:

  •  Get the FIT right .. Your waistcoat is meant to make you look neat but if it’s not properly fitted, it becomes tacky
  • It has to extend downwards to cover the waist so the shirt underneath doesn’t extend outside, otherwise, it shouldn’t be called a ‘mistake’
  • A good number of them have pockets and lapels, put in some detail pieces to spice up the outfit and accessorize also
  • So if you don’t have a couple already, do well to add a few to your wardrobe and you won’t regret it

Shirt and pant trousers – Next  ||  Shoes – Bostonian  ||  Waistcoat – Burton

Photography by Seyifunmi Abiodun

 

Article penned by Akin Faminu.  Akin Faminu is a medical student at the college of medicine, university of Lagos and a men’s fashion blogger at www.akinfaminu.com

 

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Unveiling Simple Silhouettes & Expressionism For Re Bahia S/S15 Collection “Coup d’é·tat”!

Here’s the  latest collection lookbook from Nigerian fashion label Re Bahia by designer Orire Omatsola, tagged “Coup d’é·tat“.

Re Bahia S/S15 Collection “Coup d’é·tat” shows an in-depth and meaningful exploration of the brand’s aesthetics.

According to the brand, the “clean concrete tones of white reminisce of certain innocence now lost in the great taste of freedom. A freedom so vividly entwined with an audacious disposition, like the braids on the head of our warriors. Silk Organza’s and heavy crepes introduce a new paradigm to the definition “sexy cool”, exploring the elements of elegance and expressionism to the point where sexism is but a fallacy.

You can’t overlook the creativity in this collection as seen through the strong bold colours, simple silhouettes and a bit of tribal/ethnic accents in the pieces.

Spring/Summer will be looking great! We can’t to see our stylistas making a fashion statement with these pieces.

Click the gallery to see full lookbook by Re Bahia

Photo Credits
Photography: Lakin Ogunbanwo (Instagram: @LakinOgunwanwo)
Stylist: Bubu Ogisi (Instagram: @BubuOgisi)
Makeup Artist: Dodos Uvieghara (Instagram: @iamdodos)
Creative Director: Orire Omatsola (Instagram: @OrireO)