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NOKIA CAPE TOWN FASHION WEEK

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Africa’s foremost fashion week, the Nokia Cape Town Fashion Week took place from the 11th to 15th of July in Cape Town, South Africa.Nigerian designers – Deola Sagoe, Folake Folarin-Coker for Tiffany Amber, Teddy Legbedion and Patrick Osaghae for Blokes ‘n’ Divas, Ade Bakare and SA-Based, Fred Eboka participated.I’m sooo proud of them….Nigerian designers are really doing it big! Folake, Deola and Ade are actually my fav nigerian designers…..that said, for the first time in a while, to be very honest, I am not tht excited by the collections they showcased…..You can check out the pictures here:
FRED EBOKA
TIFFANY AMBER
BLOKES ‘N’ DIVAS

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15 Comments

  1. soundsofnigeria

    July 26, 2006 at 8:37 am

    Nice Blog Bella Naija,
    Interesting angles to ur stories.
    Cheers,
    Ayo Oshun

  2. Mona

    July 26, 2006 at 10:09 am

    Very nice..you’re inspiring me fashion-wise xxx

  3. Mari

    July 26, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    Ohhh I like that hot pink and green by Fred Eboka. Nice to see Nigerian fashion picking up. I’d like to know the price tags on some of these things.

  4. Dammie

    July 26, 2006 at 3:38 pm

    WoW, Fred Eboka is HOT!!!!

  5. Adaure

    July 26, 2006 at 4:24 pm

    HOT STUFF… why waite money on BCBG

  6. Tutsy

    July 27, 2006 at 1:59 am

    I love seeing Nigerian designers do thier thing, now don’t get me wrong i think what they did was beautiful but i am not quite getting the naija vibe from thier creations, it just looks like any other fashion show i see on Style Network, it doesn’t really give me the chills of something outstanding or special….i think they are tryin’ a little too hard to westernize thier outfits, hence its losing its African Edge.

  7. Belle

    July 27, 2006 at 2:03 am

    ooooooo i love those!!! **sigh**!

  8. Onada

    July 27, 2006 at 3:00 pm

    some of those dresses are well pretty. I’m glad our local nigeria talent is getting international exposure. there are excellent Nigerian designers out there.

  9. Omolabake

    July 27, 2006 at 3:14 pm

    @ Tutsy….
    You are very right about those naija designers making clothes that can’t be worn….
    Whatever happens to making stylish naija outfit..? How I miss my tailor in naija…..

  10. TaureanMinx

    July 27, 2006 at 3:43 pm

    love the pink, but they are tres expensive oh. Don’t mess with the prices.

  11. naijagal

    July 27, 2006 at 4:13 pm

    nice one bella! quick question how much do the outfits cost in naija?

  12. Yetty

    July 27, 2006 at 5:18 pm

    I’m so digging reading your blog.. This is o hot.. am gonna ahve to sew one of these for myself.. thanks !

  13. Teddy

    July 31, 2006 at 10:28 pm

    Thanks very much for this website. Was browsing through the internet and found it. I am the one of the designers behind blokes n divas, and I must note that the photographs credited to Deola Sagoe and Ade Bakare are indeed those of blokes n divas. Blokes and divas can be contacted on their website- http://www.blokesndivas.com.

    Thank you.

  14. Bella Naija

    August 1, 2006 at 3:43 am

    thanks for stopping by! u can email me at [email protected] if you have any exclusive photos, events/shows or designs to share with u….cheers

  15. koketso

    August 1, 2006 at 5:54 pm

    Out of all those designers. I think Fred Eboka is the most seasoned. He has a point f view and is the most consitent. He lives in Cape Town and has a big following in South Africa. I have a skirt I bout from his shop years ago & still wear it. I think sometimes the collections seem randomn because I guess they are still trying to find their style and not really looking into themselves and cretaing what is their stamp/signature or what sets them apart from the next designer. The cuts will always be european & yes it would help if they infused a bit of the afro roots into the designs so that it appeals to everyone but still has that african touch.

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