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Arise Africa Fashion Week: Nkwo

Ijeoma Balogun

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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.

The ‘print’ embroidery on her pieces is proof of her distinctive craftsmanship as a designer. It is also an exquisite complement to the fabrics as it stimulates interest in the burst, neckline and waist line of her pieces. Her collection comes off as organic; reflective of the beauty of the African soil!

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Photo Credit: iFashion

15 Comments

  1. miss

    June 17, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    OH WOW.. THIS IS PERFECT. It is wearable but still creative. Loving it. Is Nkwo a Nigerian designer?? I hope so.. I need these dresses in my life. All of them. Can someone tell me where this designer is from??

    • Ngozi Baez

      August 28, 2010 at 11:50 pm

      Yes she is. She is from Nigeria

  2. AMAKA

    June 17, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    first comment!
    lovely collection! the outfits are just fab fab fab.
    i wouldnt wear it in public but i would like to own one of the less dramatic peices.
    this nkwo collection is good…much love bella!

  3. Fatima

    June 17, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I love number 7, number 12 and number 14. Beautiful fusion!

  4. Bola

    June 17, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    delightful!

  5. Chelsea Larosa

    June 18, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Chelsea Larosa: these are cool designs. classy but fits the social world.

  6. nono

    June 18, 2009 at 12:47 am

    2 thumbd up

  7. BiafranPrincess

    June 18, 2009 at 5:05 am

    For once in a LOOOOOOOOONG time I’ve seen a collection I love and would totally wear! This is magical…the real designers are in the house, cut/sew ‘designers’ pls run and hide for cover o….lol All pairs of scissors are not created equal.

  8. Yaffa

    June 18, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Oooohhhhh I love it ALL! So fun so crazy!! Brava!

  9. chocolatedaizzo

    June 19, 2009 at 2:52 am

    Loves it…

  10. Caroline

    June 19, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Nkwo is very very Nigeria, a fab gal and down to earth. At present she is in the Uk check out her web site http://www.Nkwo.co.uk, she is coming to Nija with a bang in September for her own show, so watch this space.

  11. Chi-Amaka Okenwa

    June 19, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    i love love looove this collection! esp numbers 2 AND 7!!!

  12. jennifer

    August 2, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I have been a big fan of Nkwo since I discovered her at a fair in London. The women has amazing talent and a down to earth mentality that will get her very very far. I have several of her outfits and it is amazing how feminine and elegant they are…but more important, how they make me feel. Nkwo designs for women, no matter how we are shaped and in which places we are most blessed 🙂

    I would really recommend any women to buy one of her outfits. She has very wearable stuff that will still turn heads.

  13. dupe

    September 16, 2009 at 8:44 am

    You took the word out of mouth -FUN!

  14. prettyface007

    December 7, 2009 at 12:57 am

    where can i get here stuff from

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