Nigerian Design Label Re Bahia unveils its Resort 2014 Collection in Lagos! Exclusive Photos of Karen Young, Adebayo Oke-Lawal, Wana Sambo, Tsemaye Binitie & More at the EventPosted on Thursday, June 6th, 2013 at 11:15 AM
By Damilare Aiki
Since May, top brands including Chanel, Gucci, Christian Dior, Zac Posen and Giorgio Armani have been unveiling their creative luxe Resort 2014 pieces and our Nigerian brands are definitely not failing to deliver.
Design label Re Bahia recently unveiled its Resort 2014 collection at the Cafe Vanessa, Victoria Island, Lagos. Draped in a black cut-out dress, the label’s creative head Orire Omatsola presented her uber feminine creations to some of Lagos’ stylish including Adebayo Oke-Lawal, Karen Young, Wana Sambo, Tsemaye Binitie, Ian Audifferen, Ngozi of Zed Eye and Isoken Ogiemwonyi.
For the Resort 2013 collection, we are presented with youthful and relaxed looks. The PJ trend is seen visibly in some of the pieces especially in the mens’ outfits. There are also print dresses, shirt dresses, lace and frocks with Ankara detailing.
According to a rep for the label, the 15-piece collection takes inspiration from the still evolving Re Bahia girl. Focusing on label’s core: an embroidery technique called Khabaslot and developing the new signature prints combined with a James Bond-esque bullet and gun print, designer Orire Omatsola sought put together a collection of dresses and separates that embodied a poignant moment in the development of her brand. “This new collection is centered around me coming into my own as a young woman and designer,” said Orire Omatsola. “I have finally begun to understand who the Re Bahia girl is; she is a constantly evolving style chameleon.”
Check out the photos from the event.
The Re Bahia Resort 2013 Collection
Re Bahia’s Khabaslot technique meets print this season. Working closely with one of the best textile designers, Banke Kuku, the brand was able to develop its core technique, Khabaslot, into a digital print.
Colours range from midnight purples and black to gold, green and a vibrant red. Fabrics include double silk satin, striped silk satin and chiffon, duchess satin, cotton sateen and the signature Khabaslot which for the first time was woven in a gold metallic thread.
Photo Credit: Insigna Team
Tags: Adebayo Oke-Lawal, Chanel, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Ian Audifferen, Isoken Ogiemwonyi, Karen Young, Ngozi of Zed-Eye, Orire Omatsola, Re Bahia, Tsemaye Binitie, Wana Sambo, Zac Posen