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Arise Africa Fashion Week: Tina Atiemo

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Tina Atiemo

Friday, June 19th, 2009

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.
The

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Gloria Wavamunno

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Gloria Wavamunno

Friday, June 19th, 2009

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

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Heni

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Heni

Friday, June 19th, 2009

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

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Ade Bakare

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Ade Bakare

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

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.
His

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Ben Nonterrah

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Ben Nonterrah

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

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

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Ituen Basi

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Ituen Basi

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

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

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Nkwo

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Nkwo

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

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.

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Tiffany Amber

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Tiffany Amber

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

With Tiffany Amber collections, one should expect floral fabrics; as Folake Folarin’s… designs are an embodiment of softness, flow and femininity. This collection definitely captures that particular feel to her creations with floral and intriguing peacock patterns, plunging necklines, cascading

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Christie Brown

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Christie Brown

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Aisha Obuobi is the Ghanaian behind the label Christie Brown…. Her collection was nothing short of amazing! The fabric combinations and well articulated designs added a contemporary flair to her designs.
Showing an interest in the fashion of the

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Eyola

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Eyola

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Nigerian label, Eyola …presented a collection that engaged the audience in a fantasy with hoop skirts, metallic corsets and archery type dresses. However, in the collection, she also presents very wearable piece, which can be easily translated from the runway.

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Sika Designs

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Sika Designs

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Ghanaian label Sika Designs… presented a collection that engaged the audience in such an appealing manner! From the solid structured pieces which combined simple cuts with interesting details like flower embroidery and sequins on the necklines to the patterned short

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Helen Asrat

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Helen Asrat

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Ethiopian designer, Helen Asrat’s …collection consisted of a lot of black dresses and cobalt blue ones in sheer, tulle, satin and lace fabrics. The dresses are intricately detailed, with pleats, feathers, ruching and cuts! From layered tier short dresses to

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Thula Sindi

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Thula Sindi

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

South African Designer, Thula Sindi’s …collection was sophistication epitomised, from the classic LBD’s (Little black dresses) to the soft silk floor length garments. With splashes of bright yellow, pink and cobalt blue, his collection hit all the right notes. The

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Lanre DaSilva Ajayi

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Lanre DaSilva Ajayi

Monday, June 15th, 2009

LDA…’s collection filled the runway with yards of lace, Tartan and adorable flower applique. She features dresses which can be worn out to lunch and those  that will definitely make statements in social events! She mixes soft colours with

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Jewel By Lisa

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Jewel By Lisa

Monday, June 15th, 2009

In popular fashion, Jewel by Lisa’s …collection features African fabrics with sequins and detailing on the bodice, neckline and sleeves which never fail to captivate an audience!  This collection is pleasantly colourful, and features quite a number of beautiful individual

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Mustafa Hassanali

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Mustafa Hassanali

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Tanzanian designer, Mustafa Hassanali’s… collection can be described as tropical candy! The vibrant colours combined with soft sheer floaty fabrics, capture the allure of a fine summer’s day and an enchanting summer’s evening!
His garments emphasise on the hands and

Lanre DaSilva opens new store + launches Ready-to-Wear Collection

Lanre DaSilva opens new store + launches Ready-to-Wear Collection

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Lanre DaSilva… recently opened a new store and launched a Ready- to -Wear collection. The new store is undoubtedly a client’s haven; finely furnished with exquisite taste and an impeccable eye to create the allure of a store that’s not

Toju Foyeh Pre-Summer Collection.

Toju Foyeh Pre-Summer Collection.

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Designer Toju Foyeh… still continues to generate buzz for the talent which she expresses through her label, and with the release of her new collection, she ensures that the buzz still remains.  This collection serves as a preview of what

My Style: Sophia Egbelo

My Style: Sophia Egbelo

Monday, June 8th, 2009

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…

BN EDITS: Pink Ball 2009 Best Dressed

BN EDITS: Pink Ball 2009 Best Dressed

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

While everyone who attended the Genevieve Pink Ball put their best foot forward, some decided to put out two feet! So here you have it, the Best Dressed… of the Night.
With these individuals, it was about giving a new

BN Red Carpet Fab: 2009 Genevieve Pink Ball

BN Red Carpet Fab: 2009 Genevieve Pink Ball

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Genevieve Magazine recently hosted Pink Ball…. An event aimed at being a platform to raise awareness on breast cancer and raise funds. Nothing beats the explosive combination of a good cause and fashion. And a good day for fashion

My Style: Isoken Ogiemwonyi

My Style: Isoken Ogiemwonyi

Monday, May 25th, 2009

My Style returns this week to the BN style page! 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…

BN Features: Tulé Custom Suits

BN Features: Tulé Custom Suits

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Wole Taiwo is the man  behind Tulé Custom suits. Tulé Custom Suits is a company that specialises in finely tailored custom men and women clothing. Their product line ranges from ties, shirts, suits and topcoats which are “hand sewn to…

BN EDITS: ‘Pink Roses’

BN EDITS: ‘Pink Roses’

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Pink is officially the ‘IT’ colour especially as the Genevieve Pink Ball… comes up this Saturday.
Pink as a colur is is girly, soft and romantic. It  always translates well in clothing and accessories and the Lord knows I can’t

BN Red Carpet Fab: Hip Hop World Awards 2009

BN Red Carpet Fab: Hip Hop World Awards 2009

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The 2009 Hip Hop World Awards …carried its bags off to Abuja this year. Leaving behind the pomp and pageantry of last year’s edition for a fresh experience in Abuja.
The awards ceremony was supported with generous sponsorship from MTN