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Arise Africa Fashion Week: Samantha Cole

Ijeoma Balogun

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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 her collection.

The inspiration for this collection was the Edwardian period in England. In accordance with the influence of this era, she features various blouses in her collection and pieces with laces insertions and high strong pleated collars. She is able to articulate these features in her designs, while still keeping them modern and fresh!

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Photo Credit: AFI

10 Comments

  1. Tina

    June 18, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    You go girl…I LOVE each and every one of her work…very eclectic!

  2. AMAKA

    June 18, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    first comment! i dont think anyone would wear this in public but this is an okay collection. but for anyone who likes black and gothic stuff would really enjoy this clothing line.
    great models too!

  3. Bebe

    June 18, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    the last model is smokin’ hot!
    i want!

  4. reen

    June 19, 2009 at 9:45 am

    black, black, black sheep…..all the way. and wot is it about that 5th outfit just turned the model into a miracolous zebra.am sorry, dont feel this colleczion

  5. mary

    June 19, 2009 at 10:40 am

    creative and unique

  6. GamGam

    June 19, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    This is really nice, i love minimalism. .but some outfits do look clumsy

  7. Claudy Acheampong

    June 24, 2009 at 1:43 am

    I could never wear these in public, however i cud wear it for halloween

  8. MM.A

    July 15, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    oooooooh, i liiiiiiiike 😀

  9. Olive

    August 30, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I like her point of view…intricate details,well thought out…more couture/avant garde kinda thing…

  10. Lola Debisi

    July 7, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Lol… I loved all the pieces, however some did look scary to me. You don’t have to wear them the way you see them on the runway. You could create your own style from each piece. Bravo samantha!!!

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