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New York-Based Nigerian designer Washington Robert’s Fall/Winter 2010 Collection



Nigerian designer Washington Roberts picked up his interest in design and cloth making from his seamstress grandmother who raised him.

The Igbobi College, Yaba graduate presents his Autumn/Winter 2010 collection which was inspired by images of beach rocks, hence the mute color tone.

The silhouettes are modern and you can see he is not trying to hard to create some uber glam piece, he’s just focused on his inspiration and even the draping is akin to the layers of rocks on the beach. When you look at the entire collection and the inspiration behind it, you see a creative whose work is not lost in translation from the conception stage up to the production.

He’s also very quick to point out that the entire crafting of the collection was done by him and it’s a good selling point in an industry where very few designers actually do the crafting themselves.

View collection below:

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  1. dd

    July 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm


  2. dee

    July 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    why are the models looking so sad. r the dresses that uncomfortable to wear?

  3. Bella Duchess

    July 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    [email protected] dee. i hear you.. maybe too tight? but love the silk.. all the way so feminine and fresh

  4. Concerned individual

    July 7, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    lol, my point exactly. They look very sad.

  5. beezy

    July 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Beautiful clothes…. totally wearable too…

  6. Jade82

    July 7, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    i guess it took them 30 mins each to get into the dresses or they got sewed into
    the dresses just for the show……lol
    love the silk though!!!

  7. chux

    July 7, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    is this a collection..4 real??

  8. chinekeGodof Africa

    July 8, 2010 at 1:15 am

    they look sad for real

  9. fokasibe

    July 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Don’t know why, but silk always loocks tacky to me…

  10. Krysti Lynn

    July 8, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I love it Washington…..Great job Bro…..My favorite was the the one that comes of the shoulders, I think it’s light blue, I will look extremely gorgeous in that……xoxo


    July 8, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    love it! i can see myself wearing some of these designs.

  12. Charlotte Davis

    July 9, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Keep up the good work ……..I have a feeling …you got what it takes!

  13. zeeee

    July 9, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Why does everybody feel the need to now be a designer? There is absolutely no creativity here, what is new about a blouse with a tie or a cowl neck dress. And please don’t get me started on the horrible cheap fabric that pulls in the wrong places. Or is the horrible colors that he picked or the untidy sewing.
    If you want to be a designer then please start with a creative collection, that shows your talent instead of just sewing together a cheap silk fabric in the most unoriginal designs ever seen.
    I’m not trying to be mean but Nigerians are used to mediocrity and that just has to stop. PERIOD!

  14. og

    July 10, 2010 at 1:19 am

    i fink d designs wld hv loked beter if d pic qlty of d camera was better n shots taken at a range n not this close

  15. biola

    July 10, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I totally agree with zeeee. Nothing fantastic abt these clothes

  16. tiki2a

    July 22, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    BORING!!!piece of advice to Washington-leave the ‘classic lines’ stuff to the big designers, at least what their dresses lack in originality, they make up for in the quality of fabric. This just puts Nigeria’s fashion industry back a decade or two…

  17. ojaybaby

    October 10, 2010 at 12:27 am

    i dont know about not very inspired,keep trying though,im sure you will get better at it.GOODLUCK!

  18. just meee

    June 10, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I usually save pics of d designs I lyk, bt I didn’t end up saving any. Guess this means I’m not digging dis collection.

  19. mach

    May 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    i just love the way he played with draping

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