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Nigerian Design Label Violet Couture presents its Dress Collection | View the Lookbook

Nigerian Design Label Violet Couture presents its Dress Collection | View the Lookbook

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Violet Couture presents to you its dress collection. With different colourful dresses fit for any occasion, the collection is filled with something for every type of girl. The collection pieces are p…laced against a simple dark background and the

The Shoppers Guide to Bagging a Man…Oops, I Mean the Dress of your Dreams!

The Shoppers Guide to Bagging a Man…Oops, I Mean the Dress of your Dreams!

Friday, February 17th, 2012

I always say choosing a man is like shopping for a dress.
You walk into a store that has rows and rows of clothes in every size, style, fabric and colour; each one sporting its own price tag, each one…

Phunk Afrique presents “Nightingale” – View The Lookbook

Phunk Afrique presents “Nightingale” – View The Lookbook

Monday, August 15th, 2011

BellaNaija was there when Nigerian fashion brand Phunk Afrique by Funke Ogunde hosted its customers to celebrate the launch of their latest collection.
Now we bring you the lookbook for Nightingale…, the new collection. Colourful and bold, with the

‘Contemporary Africa’: Orleans Designs Spring/Summer COCO collection.

‘Contemporary Africa’: Orleans Designs Spring/Summer COCO collection.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Orleans designs is a London based women’s wear and accessory brand. Their Spring/Summer 2010 collection presents African prints in 100% silk.
Hazel Aggrey-Orleans…, the designer behind this collection ‘has been inspired by the cultural richness on her upbringing on

The Unsullied Collections of Nike Akinola London

The Unsullied Collections of Nike Akinola London

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

If you love a twist on the Western and African world then you would love Nike Akinola’s… timeless, luxurious and extravagant designs created with a fusion of vibrant African prints and Western elegance. An art major in school, her years

Obsidian: The Muse

Obsidian: The Muse

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

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

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Odio Mimonet

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Odio Mimonet

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

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

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: 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: Samantha Cole

Arise Africa Fashion Week: Samantha Cole

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

London based label, Samantha Cole  presented at the Arise Africa Fashion week.  Samantha Cole,  a Nigerian-born… designer featured lots of dramatic black and monochrome pieces accentuated with voluminous sleeves, intense ruching, hems lines, bubble hem details and ruffles in

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: 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

Éclat de Nature: Nature reinvented by Vlisco

Éclat de Nature: Nature reinvented by Vlisco

Monday, May 4th, 2009

You trust BN to bring you the exclusives and here is something new. The brand new collection from Vlisco seen for the first time online on Bella Naija. With the new fabric collection ‘Éclat de Nature’ by Vlisco…,

Design Talent on the Rise – Akpos Okudu Collection Debuts

Design Talent on the Rise – Akpos Okudu Collection Debuts

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Akpos Okudu… is a promising young designer based in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. The self-described Ijaw Girl is currently a University of Port-Harcourt undergraduate but has a genuine drive and passion for fashion. The first collection from her eponymous fashion

BN WEDDING SCOOP: The wedding dress for your body type, wedding do’s and don’ts and new ways of sewing Aso Ebi

BN WEDDING SCOOP: The wedding dress for your body type, wedding do’s and don’ts and new ways of sewing Aso Ebi

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Following up on wedding week, the Bella Naija Style Page… brings you wedding scoop; all you need to know about weddings  before you say ‘I do’  !
If you have doubts about what details  to look for in a wedding

BN EDITS: 11 most iconic wedding dresses in Film and TV

BN EDITS: 11 most iconic wedding dresses in Film and TV

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

From My Big Fat Greek wedding to My Best Friends Wedding, Sweet Home Alabama and more recently 27 dresses…it’s incredibly amazing how the wedding scenes featured in FILM and TV  provide inspiration for real weddings!
While I won’t be looking…