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 Event

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.

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Backstage

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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.

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 Khabaslot Designs

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Orire Omatsola – Creative Director, Re Bahia

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Photo Credit: Insigna Team

66 Comments on 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 Event
  • loveth .O June 6, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Images lol

    • bidibang June 7, 2013 at 9:51 am

      CLASSY EVENT! everyone looks great…i love the cheek bones of the girl on the last pic to the left….her cheek bones are to pay for…mmm!!!

  • Titi June 6, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Why why why are Nigerians slaves to fashion?!!!! How can you wear leather clothing in 35 degrees weather or wedge sneakers?! It’s like wearing them abroad during summer!! It’s ridiculous!
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    • Julit June 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      Sharap!!!! There is nothing wrong with wedge sneakers. They are not strictly meant for winter.

      • anon June 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm

        True they are actually not that great for very cold winter month. My feet were frozen at below zero degree Celsius when I had mine on.

      • Titi June 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm

        Ghetto fabulous sis, I live in NYC and at this time of the year, because of the heat, people do not wear those sort of sneakers. Of course you can choose to wear what you want to any time, even sandals at winter, or knee high boots at summer, whether is right is a different thing! God bless! And, there’s really no need to be crude to get your point across!

      • i no send June 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm

        abi o..

    • nene June 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      LMAO!

    • Teddy Bear June 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wearing wedge sneakers in the summer. It’s not like they are boots. They are just sneakers with wedges! Would you refrain from wearing sneakers in the summer?

      • Titi June 6, 2013 at 9:44 pm

        It’s really not about summer or winter, but about the heat!!!! Do you wear sneakers without socks? So are you going to wear socks with your sneakers for hours in Naija heat and humidity? ……the sweat, aargh!

    • Halyma Isa June 6, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      Lots of people are “slaves” to fashion. Not just Nigerians. Fashion is not always practical. How practical is it to squeeze your gut into spanx or wear 6 inch heels to go dancing? or while pregnant. Some people just take fashion that seriously. Doesn’t mean you have to. No one is forcing you. Do you boo and let the fabulous be.

    • Me2me June 6, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      My friend will u shut it, do u think its every1 that walks under the hot sun like u do. Biko some do AC to AC, fresh like uh

    • Tolu June 6, 2013 at 11:32 pm

      silly tots, and who made the rules that you must wear them at a particular time? stop acting like an hypocritical ITK when you most likely follow trends others may not. my dear, its do as you wish cos they bought it with their own money so free them biko!

  • Abiola June 6, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Adebayo Oke Lawal…I c u….

    • Bleed blue June 6, 2013 at 11:49 am

      Not like you have a choice with that outfit he’s got on

  • Abiola June 6, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Lol@ Bleed blue…what do mean

  • iyabo June 6, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    can we discuss this collection?. Its quite boring, nothing stands out and its unispiring. Sorry!

    • sewa June 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      i feel you, well not sure Bella will post this, BUT NO WOW FACTOR! give me something different/new that will be all thanks

  • Dora the explorer June 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    This the prada and iphone type committee..

  • hmm June 6, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Love the collection…………..models look hungry tho…

  • lois June 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I totally agree with Iyabo on this collection. All I seegsaw was I skirt. Even the guedsts looked more interesting in their outfits than the whole collectiom the ambience was fantastic, the models beautiful but I rate the collection 8 over 100 and its just for effoce please. I think the problem of yound designers are copying prior designs of know designers. I see absolutely no innovation in all these. I apologise if I offend you.

    • lilz June 6, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      YOUR ENGLISH IS OFFENSIVE. YOU ARE WELCOME

      • Mama Emma June 6, 2013 at 7:19 pm

        Lmfaooooo omo!!!!! The English na DIE!

  • Ada June 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Tacky.. .Tacky. Jeez! now everyone is a fashion designer . And bella naija, kindly post my comment

    • sewa June 8, 2013 at 11:13 am

      LMAO… STOP THE BLOODY VIOLENCE, man agree with you like!

  • Glory June 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Iyabo, go and create ur own, den u cn cum back & smash sm1 else’s …..With ur mouth like its uninspiring!

    • Na so June 7, 2013 at 11:49 pm

      Iyabo is not a designer, I guarantee she’s excellent at what she does. Blimey!

  • comment awaiting moderation! June 6, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Nice collection..

  • ALEXA June 6, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Hmmmmmm!!!!

  • Hahaha June 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    lois, what is the problem, ehn? Please, I do not have the strength to kill my self with laughter over this your English, broken English is still English o. Chineke!

  • Cool cat June 6, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Talking about heat, how does Karen young manage with black turtle neck and long hair?

    • Tinu June 6, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      Constantly being in AC can make people feel very cold in this lagos honestly. I always carry a scarf because I am forever cold in this town! always going from one AC to another!

  • Ai June 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I love the lace skirt with Ankara detailing.

    • Speaking June 6, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      YES! That’s the only thing that caught me eye. Very nice!!!

  • Non professional opinion June 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    The Ankara detailing is beautiful and a few of the pieces are nice especially the brown dress and black and white skirt. But I think in some of the pieces the fabric is holding back the design.
    Maybe not the best ” collection”, but I recognize the designers talent. One to watch.

  • Oyin June 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Those three guys at the bottom tho! JHEEEEEEZEEEEE!!!.

    • Comfort June 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      OMG! I know them, but I don’t want to give away their identies. They were in Loyola, and its so weird seeing these seniour boys all grown up now :)

  • Evilicious June 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Who made u guys critics? Nawa o! Go and do urs and let them profile it here before you talk! People cannot be supportive! Orire u rock jo, so proud of you!

    • malate June 6, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Why shouldn’t people criticise? After all the clothes are made to be worn by people aren’t they?

    • Me2me June 6, 2013 at 10:37 pm

      Okay, truth be told everyone cant be a designer, so if you decide to design u have to be the best at what you do. Then peeps will praise more than they criticize. I liked the collection but the models looked so hungry and i think that made the outfit less vibrant.

  • Demmy June 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Well, I love some of the items in the collection. Like the yellow and black striped number and the violet maxi gown. Stylish guests too. x

  • Obi June 6, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Good job Re Bahia!! Amazing collection, as expected.. :-)

  • ufy June 6, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    very classy collection nd d finishin z superb,although noin new or innovative here.thumbs up all d same

  • RA June 6, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    ugh some of you are acting like these particular people didn’t leave their air-conditioned houses to enter their air-conditioned cars to arrive at this air-conditioned event!!! heat is clearly not their biggest issue so why should it be yours??!!! some of you haven’t been back to Nigeria in probably years but you clearly know the most about weather forecasts and what grown men and women should or shouldn’t be wearing right???….pleaaasseeee!!!!!

    • Miss Anonymous June 13, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      I know! I remember my friend who lives in London almost losing her head when I told her i sometimes have to wear a sweater in my office in Lagos. She went on and on about how “Nigerians” like to over do things and I couldn’t bring her to understand that the AC was centrally controlled and it was always cold.

  • RA June 6, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    ….anyway beautiful fresh event! and the designs and models are beautiful!

  • lola June 6, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    please can someone ask that lady on red sneakers what da hell she s putting on zero

  • BETH June 6, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I See BETH Models….

  • Mma June 6, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    The models look a tad too angry, apart from that everything else looked lovely! nice job ladies.

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  • jazz June 6, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    na only beth models dey naija ni?

  • Jo! June 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Yes yes we’ve seen your Hermes purse, now shift

  • Al June 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Wait.. Do you mean to tell me the models just stood on those boxes the whole time?????

  • H.A.W June 6, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    not bad

  • omo-eko! June 7, 2013 at 2:05 am

    not bad at all, clean lines!

  • Oaken June 7, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Mayokun adegbuyi…I see you

  • Bella June 7, 2013 at 11:08 am
  • Warri Pickin June 7, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Abeg wetin una call dis outfits ? dem no fyne at alllllllllll………….Ajebutter dem sef no go wear dis kind dress, make we talk true make devil shame………..hmmm

  • Grace June 7, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Fine colections “Re-Bahia”as got.

  • shaun June 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    how about a round of aplause????

  • temmie June 7, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    love the models

  • Ady June 7, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I would gladly wear some of those clothes! they would wonders to my body! one to watch for sure!!

  • Saba June 7, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    The cabha slot is quite interesting! Some of the models in red and blue didn’t look like they fit in the clothes so they didn’t make them look great. Maybe they didn’t eat? But I like the guns! Very wearable you can pick piece by piece and style as you want. Very lovely! Not all the girlas look like models though. So its a few steps away from international standard. That said, I would like to see ebahia take more chances with her design. Great! But its time To knock us out! Futuristic and wearable its time knock us out babe!

  • Mimi June 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    The location is cafe Vanessa …I love the location n the setting of the place.it’s very classy,glamorous n porshe .I even heard the food is to die for n it’s a party night every weekend ….yaaaaay that’s my next spot

  • Juliet June 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Love the collections. How do we get our hand on the clothes. No contact details provided

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