BN Features: Kemkemstudio

Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2010 at 6:45 PM

By Ijeoma Ndekwu

The Nigerian fashion industry keeps piling up the talent with designers who have harnessed their craft in industries abroad and return to home soil to engrave their footprints. Designer, Kemmy Solomon hopes that her label Kemkemstudio leaves large enough traces to have Nigerians and the rest of the world following!

Having learned her craft from the Massachusetts College of Art and the London College of Fashion, Kemmy Solomon has a unique perspective. She creates fabulous one- of a-kind works of art that reflect a worldly sense of style that is youthful, with a hint of classical, rock, and glamour. Having lived in London, Florence, New York and now Lagos, she pulls from her Nigerian roots to build looks that are powerful and feminine. Some of the fabrics she uses include lace, as0-oke, Damask,  chiffon, Egyptian cotton lace, and silks among others.

Kemmy’s skill has been developed by working with Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan and Levisto name a few. Kemmy’s styling work has been featured in the pages of art-friendly publications like Metro Pop, Trace, Lemonade, Haute and others. She has also assisted Robert Verde and Phillip Broch to style red carpet looks for Halle Berry, Natalie Portman and Heidi Klum among others.

A 10- year veteran of the fashion industry, Kemmy’s design starts with the knowledge that current fashion is internationalism. Kemmy Solomon is the creative Director of Kemkemstudio; a high- end womenswear line (a mixture of couture and ready to wear). Kemkemstudio was established in New York 2001 and is currently located in Lagos, Nigeria.

Kemkemstudio designs have been showcased in Bloomingdales, Young Designer Market and The Galleria. She is inspired by people doing it their way like John Galliano, Vivian Westwood and Martin Margiela.

Kemkemstudio designs include everything from hand painted structured Jackets, to flirty cocktail dresses and red carpet gowns. Her designs are characterised by simple feminine layered cuts with delicate textured fabrics in vibrant colours, which are made more captivating with intricate  embroidery details.

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pink coctail dress with flower and jewelled embellishment

hand painted purple cocktail dress

lime green assoke suit

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red n blk cocktail dress with flower and jewelled embelishment

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boatneck egyptian cotton lace white dress

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kemmy solomon and tamara solomon(both in Kemkemstudio outfits)
Right: Kemmy Solomon

To book an appointment call:08072933179.
www.kemkemstudio.com coming soon

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  • 13 Comments on “BN Features: Kemkemstudio”

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    • az in... February 1, 2010 at 8:37 PM

      I like that she does both native and formal wears. I also like the buttons concept something I actually do to my clothes from time to time. I wish her all the best breaking through the Nigerian market… and with all the name dropping, hope her things would be affordable…

    • hafsat abiola-costello February 2, 2010 at 12:24 PM

      I shop KemKem. Her things are unbelievably affordable, eminently reasonable pricing. AND she’s so very nice. Do try to check her out. You won’t regret it!

    • Worried February 2, 2010 at 12:35 PM

      Hey thats MISAN!!!!!

    • Just saying February 2, 2010 at 5:21 PM

      lol, unbelievably affordable for u!!!!! an ankara dress for N25k is not affordable!!!!

    • beezy February 2, 2010 at 6:29 PM

      true ooooo…afterall, dat na hafsat abiola…25k is chicken feed to her.. but mere mortals lyk me cnt buy an ankara dress for dat much oooo… my tailor will do me justice wit about 5k max….

    • pwettybambi February 3, 2010 at 8:50 AM

      25k ko 25k ni thats y dere is no copyright on fashion i cn dub as i please.

    • beezy February 3, 2010 at 9:34 AM

      Exactly!!!..Infact, dubbing is it!!!…lmao

    • fokasibe February 3, 2010 at 4:17 PM

      misan from where?

    • Oladipo.O February 4, 2010 at 2:03 PM

      the second image from the top makes me weak

    • Shawl February 5, 2010 at 9:55 AM

      LOL at the comments!
      25k is not cheap sha o… But, compared to them overly priced Jewel by Lisa stuff and the rest I think it’ll be worth it. I want to believe she’s very into detail-a feature that most of our N2,500 and N5k tailors do not have.

      Kudos!

    • Faithy May 17, 2010 at 2:42 PM

      Y’all are some hard core babes- you get what you pay for…
      Her clothes are fab and classy
      my 2 kobo
      Lol!

    • adorables June 2, 2010 at 11:55 PM

      Does anybody know where her studio is, i am assuming Hafsat will know…thanks

    • Lecker March 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

      Misan???