2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week: Vonne Couture presents “Black Mamba”

With its mysterious and lethal namesake, we had high expectations for “Black Mamba” the new collection by Yvonne Nwosu‘s Vonne Couture.
The name definitely mirrored the collection – from the all-black hue to the slinky dresses, this collection is targeted at the lady who’s not afraid of being a vamp!

Official Collection Description
The Black Mamba collection is Haute Couture inspired by dark and rich textures which is different from
Vonne’s previous Arise Magazine Fashion Week collection that featured Damask. The Arise collection consists of Classy, Sexy and Fierce with unique pieces ranging from dresses, shirts, skirts and pants.


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Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi

41 Comments on 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week: Vonne Couture presents “Black Mamba”
  • bn March 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Chika Emmanuel – i love th is chick and i aint even homo

  • dorothy March 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    nothin spectacular to me…

  • adea March 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Was expecting something spectacular

  • Ali March 13, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Simple and classy

  • Miss Pepeye March 13, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    @ dorothy, I agree. Pretty basic stuff.

  • Ali March 13, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    It has a storyline and very good tailoring.

  • Bimpe March 13, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Was @ the show the back view of the dresses are to die for.

  • Overssabi March 14, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Sleek just like the name.is this the same Vonne?the babes style is now different.I see maturity in this collection.

  • Chris March 14, 2012 at 12:33 am

    I adore this collection it was really put together

  • Ronke March 14, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Rich fabric

  • udochi March 14, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Nothing exciting about this collection……. i love Chika Emmanuel….. alwayz….smashing the run way with her lookz….

  • Dee-USA March 14, 2012 at 4:17 am

    So ill fitting. I really was expecting a collection that would kill it, based on the name. MAJOR disappointment. Step your game up. Or better yet, develop some originality especially when working with an all-black palette. It’s easier to notice we’ve seen every style several times.

  • jane March 14, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Are allll of u on crack? All I see is a very very tacky misserable collection! Onitsha made!

  • fabulous_guy March 14, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Yes not wow! But she understands what a “collection” is. There is a central theme and its interpreted througn out the collection! I like this. A lot of the designers presented individual pieces without a central theme and called it a collection

  • OmoBolanle March 14, 2012 at 5:59 am

    See, the tricky thing about doing a black collection is that it can go sooo wrong and soo right. In this case, it is a hot mess sorry. Nothing special here. I am not bashing any of our designers but we need to be honest at the same time. House of Nwocha did the same mistake, in almost having a all black collection – hot mess!!!!!!!!
    I believe in a designer, that takes his/her time, even if you end up not hearing anything from them for the next 2 years. To be honest, some of our designers are not there yet!! I am yet waiting to be blown away!

  • sassy diva March 14, 2012 at 8:40 am

    NIGERIANNNNNNNNNNS!!!!! TUFIAKWA…. una canm crticize; i dont see any of you’s collection at all. Make una stay here dey write grammar, some people are making clean cash…mtscheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew

  • non professional opinion March 14, 2012 at 8:51 am

    The comments loaded before the images so I wasnt expecting much, but this was really disappointing. Every aspect from cut to finish was amateur. I know this designer for jackets which she does well so maybe she should have stuck to that. Dress 9 wins “The Ugliest Dress at Arise” award.

  • modupe March 14, 2012 at 9:00 am

    i think the collection was nice n also some of u are being unreasonably harsh here. if u dont like it, state and explain wat was wrong with d collection instead of just condeming the whole thing.

  • akin March 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Azin………..welldone Vonne this really has a theme as someone mentioned.I love the collection.

  • Couture By Makioba March 14, 2012 at 9:45 am

    no much of creativity here jor…

  • faith March 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

    i done really like black dresses…but this collection had me rethinking.i liked the materials used and the extraordinary designs.

  • Chikaka March 14, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Total rubbish and i usually like her designs. These ones are a no no.

  • Mani March 14, 2012 at 11:28 am
  • Me March 14, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Pple pls give them that chance to grow Rome was not build in a day …

  • birdieblue March 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Wow is this the same vonne??! She feels different, not so new and a bit comfortable I can personally see myself in 1 or 2.

  • Uba March 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Better than her last collection on arise.I was at the show and she really did well.

  • Personal Shopper March 14, 2012 at 3:55 pm
  • clairebaby March 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I love the concept she was trying to create- sophisticated lady of the world with the black gloves and cigarette holders……but sadly, a lot of the pieces were poorly sewn and looked plain tacky esp the 1st dress

  • Beebee March 14, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    The designer’s pose at the end of the show does not show “class”…haba, she no try, she no dey watch FTV?lol

  • sunny March 14, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    generic and some of the pces dont even fit that well

  • thelmaposh March 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I love this collection!its simple and classy!Great work vonne!

  • cooc March 15, 2012 at 6:06 am

    CERTAINLY NOT MAMBA, maybe Earthworm

  • proenza March 15, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Epic fail

  • Naimah March 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Lol! Yvonne! Next time do not hype ur self on twitter again, seeing ds…… Nah blad!

  • Cindy March 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    U lot are bad belle ppl.u are here commenting the babe they make am dey go..well done vonne.

  • Amdalat March 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Mmm..I see where she was trying to go with the collection..but this..I dont know oh. btw her those calves on her..shocks men.. KILLER!!!!

  • cathy March 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    killer pieces. drop dead gorg!

  • Chacha March 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    cheap and tacky

  • Greg paul March 16, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Brilliant collection,collective story line’BRAVA~you did great.love the collection proves you are not just evolving but very trendy’cause black made a come back this season..Jaime****

  • Merciful March 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    lwkmd @ sassy diva’s comment.

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