We kicked off our exclusive feature of the Young Africa Fashion Weekend (YAFW) on Monday, as we profiled three of the nine designers and their featured collections. Today we bring you more from the YAFW…; Its three designers and
The red carpet looks at the 2009 Soundcity Music Video Awards… were immensely diverse.
Elegant, sexy, dapper and in some cases – just downright wrong!
Check out BN Red Carpet Fab picks from the 2009 SMVAs.
Rock Chics: Helen Ajayi
ELITE MODEL LOOK was created in 1983 and it has become the world’s largest and most exceptional model search in the world; which selects only the finest models from across 80 countries. This is an essential form of scouting for…
Its that time again, the Miss Universe competition is back! This year, it is being held in beautiful Bahamas and as has become a tradition on Bella Naija…, we are showcasing the African Queens who are representing the motherland
It’s undeniable how much the African Fashion Industry has grown into its own in these past years. In recognising that this growth can only be enhanced by creating an avenue of discovery and opportunity for young African designers globally, partners…
…It’s your regular dose of the BN feature; My Style! If you are interested in appearing on this page, simply send two pictures of yourself or that of a friend depicting a typical Day and Night Look with a short
The bond between two sisters is primarily initiated by a handicap- our inability to say “life is all about the choices we make”. Then there’s biology with all the gene talk and finally, the most effective of all, is a…
The designer – Loza Maléombho
Loza Maléombho… has been described as “African street chic fashion.” The label is a high street fashion brand founded in 2009 and based in New York City. While suggesting contemporary clothing to a fashion forward
We did a rundown of all that happened at the Guinness 250 launch but of course you know that the red carpet was an event of its own. Peep Bella Naija…‘s Red Carpet review of all the fabulosity below:
The annual ThisDay Music Festival… rolled into town some weeks ago. BN was on the scene for the opening night of the concert in Lagos. Unlike previous years where a plethora of musical stars performed, this year it was just
The July Issue of ARISE Magazine has hit the shelves and finally Oluchi… is on the cover and yes – Mrs. Orlandi looks as dazzling as ever! Inside the mag, she models select looks from designers who showed at the
Omowunmi Akinnifesi, Genevieve Nnaji, Funke Akindele and other celebs glow at Encomium Mag’s 2009 White GigThursday, July 16th, 2009
Encomium Magazine recently held their annual ‘White Gig‘ at the Oriental Hotel… in Lekki – Lagos. The White Gig has become a much-loved annual event on the social calendar of Nigerian actresses, musicians and fans of Encomium Magazine.
It’s your regular dose of the BN feature; My Style! If you are interested in appearing on this page, simply send two pictures of yourself or that of a friend depicting a typical Day and Night Look with a short…
We know you’ve missed ‘The Look‘ on BN! So we are working on bringing it back.
Today, we have a classic yet exciting look. Fashion Auction House CEO – Tokini… rocks what seems to be a simple red
As the United States of America’s First Couple – The Obamas made their first official presidential visit to Africa. Expectations were high and many questions were looming. For fashionistas and designers, the question was ‘Would Mrs. O rock any …
Another BN exclusive! Made Magazine held a celebrity fashion event in Lagos recently. Celebrities including Genevieve Nnaji, ex-MBGNs Adaeze Igwe & Munachi Abii, Kemi Adetiba, Rita Dominic and Etcetera rocking designer outfits by MAI by Ohimai Atafo, Zebra by …
Designer and no new comer to the BN style page Isoken Ogiemwonyi talks about her latest collection for her fashion label; Obsidian.
What role did your muse, Nicole play in the design process of this collection?…
She was the focal
With velvet, silks, African and geometric patterns, the Nigerian label Odio Mimonet… presents a collection that is oozing in elegance. The intricate details melt in the jewels tones and the cuts of her designs make them move easily across the
Ghanaian designer Tina Atiemo …in this collection displays a variety of styles; from the short and playful peek-a-boo and cut out dresses and jumpsuits to the crisp tailored whites with soft details, frills, pleats and a bit of ruching.
Ugandan designer, Gloria Wavamunno’s … collection features monochromatic pieces, lots of yellow and lilac pastel coloured pieces and black contemporary designs.
Each piece in this collection is designed to the capture the essence of femininity. The cuts, the silhouettes, the patterns
South African designer, Heni… fuses the softness of white with stripes and patterns for his casual pieces. This softness is juxtaposed with the black voluminous pieces, layered in intense ruffles. The collection’s strength lies in its rich texture and the
Nigerian designer, Ade Bakare’s collection diffuses from a colourful palette to a toned down white one. He features lots of designs with long sleeves and embroidery details, and in true Ade Bakare … fashion, quite a number of sweep coats.
Ghanaian designer, Ben Nonterrah’s… collection is all wild fires! He features casual multi-coloured maxi and short day dresses in African fabrics that can easily transition into evening wear, due to their bold accents.
Like with his women’s wear collection, he
Nigerian designer, Ituen Basi… fuses (what seems to be this season’s hottest trend) bright colours with African fabrics in her collection. The collaboration resulted to contemporary ethnic pieces which electrified the runway!
Her designs are feminine, playful and have a
The Nkwo …collection features volume created with layers of tulle, silk and the softness and fluidity of chiffon in earthly warm colours. The vibrant print fabrics come alive, with bubble hems, frill details on the necklines, tulip skirts and dresses.