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ShebyBena Skittles Collection Lookbook - Bellanaija - September2014016
We couldn't help but have candy coated day dreams when we came across Ghanaian design label SHE by Bena's "Skittles" collection. The brand prides itself in making fabulous, ...
 
Vonne - AMFW 2012 - March 2012 - BellaNaija 001
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 ...
Edith Nkwocha (Owner of The Designer Label)
Registered in Lagos, Nigeria, The Designer Label is a translation, writing and Cross-Cultural Consultancy established in 2011, specifically to provide specialized language and cross-cultural promotional services to African designers and artists. The main objective of The Designer Label is to ...
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Odio Mimonet won the Innovative Designer of the Year award at the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week Awards. The veteran designer presented a vibrant and varied collection! While many designers shied away from using colours, Odio went in the opposite direction with popping colours and lots of ...
Tsemaye Binitie - AMFW 2012 - March 2012 - BellaNaija 001
This collection by Tsemaye Binitie was a seamless chapter 2 to the chapter 1 that was presented at the ARISE Made in Africa – Spring 2012 in New York, so much so that a piece from that collection was also included in this one. The colour palette remained the same - black, white, pink and a ...
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The Jewel by Lisa brand is one that always evokes Afri-Luxe-Chic! For their "There's Something About a Lady" collection presented at the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week, JBL reiterated what we already know, no one does it like they do! The new JBL prints stood out especially when set on fluid ...
Maki Oh -  AMFW 2012 - March 2012 - BellaNaija 002
Maki Oh was a major star at the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week. The talented young designer is still in her 20s but as they say "age aint nothing but a number" as she proved with her delightfully youthful yet absolutely refined collection. The spark in this collection was the details - a ...
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It was past 1AM on Sunday morning yet the audience was still buzzing, iconic Nigerian fashion brand, Tiffany Amber was about to hit the runway at the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week. It was a fabulous showing with showstopping moments including international supermodel Alek Wek's Arise 2012 ...
ARISE
After a whirlwind week, the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week is over! The climax of the fashion week is the annual Arise Magazine Fashion Week Awards. The winners were literally announced moments ago and as always, BN has the exclusive scoop. Look out for photos from the event in a few ...
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Ann Marie Adoley, the powerhouse behind Jil, continues to gain recognition all over West Africa. Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi
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Ejeme Iloube, Creative Director of Jini. Her collection intertwined vibrant African textile with urban designs. From the pencil skirt to a flowing black dress, the ready to wear Jini collection at the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week was all about simplicity and vital wardrobe ...
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LaQuan Smith gave us a glimpse into the future with his 21st century modern- woman pieces. The New York born designer's trendy collection definitely depicted the next level of fashion innovation.   Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi
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Buki Akib's menswear collection was nothing short of showstopping on the runway of this year's Arise Magazine Fashion Week. Fierce! Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi
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Designer Jennifer Adighije's fashion label House of Silk made its Arise Magazine Fashion Week debut on Saturday. How did the brand fare on the big stage? You decide. House of Silk flourished especially with their signature flowy pieces, our fave was the shimmery animal print finale ...
Amede - Arise Magazine Fashion Week 2012 - March 2012 - BellaNaija 001
While many designers at the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week elected to work with print and real dutch wax, Amede chose two of our historic Nigerian favorites - Adire and Tie-Dye. Though simple in terms of silhouettes, there was a serene yet sophisticated refinement embodied in this ...
Ejiro Amos Tafiri - Arise Magazine Fashion Week 2012 - March 2012 - BellaNaija 001
Northern Nigeria, Asia, the 70s...Designer Ejiro Amos-Tafiri drew inspiration from a range of diverse sources for her eponymous fashion brand - Ejiro Amos Tafiri's collection presented at the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week. This collection was thoroughly eclectic but the thread that held ...
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New York based emerging designer- Loza Maléombho brings African print to a new light with her upscale and modern collection. Enjoy! Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi
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Ugonna Omeruo's label House of Nwocha has been going through a subtle reinvention over the last few months. From the label name "Hse of Nwocha/Nwocha" to the aesthetic of their clothing, HON is moving on up! Though an official theme for the collection has not been released so far, the "warrior ...
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Let's start by letting you know that CLAN got a standing ovation! The new collection by CLAN presented on Saturday night at the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week was sleek and sophisticated. If their debut collection was for the teens, this one was for the sexy twentysomethings which is ...
Passage to Nirvana
It was one of the most eagerly anticipated runway presentations at the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week. Bridget Awosika showed off her softer side this season with a vibrant mix of pieces. Bridget deviated from her signature structured style and delivered a collection with a more relaxed ...
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You can never go wrong with black and white. Jamaican/UK designer Romero Bryan paints a monochrome, yet far from monotone collection for the contemporary woman. Leather panels, frills and cut-outs embellished his dresses for the daring ...

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