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‘Tribal Romance Revisted’: Zed-Eye Spring/Summer 2011 Collection

Ijeoma Balogun

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Zed-Eye showcased its Spring/Summer collection; “Tribal Romance Revisited” at the recently concluded London Fashion Week Catwalk Show.

For accountant turned uber talented designer Ngozi Pere-Okorotie who has had her pieces worn by celebrities including Kelis, Shingai (The Noisettes), celebrity hairdresser Tara Smith and renowned British designer Henry Holland, the collection is a return to her earlier collection; “Tribal Romance”.

Zed-Eye on “Tribal Romance Revisited” :

The Collection is a rich combination of textures, colours and silhouettes in which acid bright silks, chiffon, and romantic shapes are effortlessly combined with vivid patterned ethnic prints. These opposing elements come together to create a dazzling collection of juxtapositions seemingly wooing each other into courtship.

Flashes of current trends are evident throughout the collection with slouchy trousers, high waisted skirts, structured dresses, and Zed- Eye’s signature jackets adapted for the summer. The Zed-Eye signature styles remain very evident and this collection is on set to transcend times and trends alike.

The line up is classic with lashings of character oozing through with materials, colours and textures that flirt, dance, clash yet complement each other. This titillating collection is a flirtatious love dance of high style, skill and fantasy

I love the colours and textures and how she uses it to create a dynamic fusion of soft romantic fabrics, frill details and the Victorian love affair to something a lot more raw, authentic and visually captivating like the African print. The collection offers  great ‘stand- alones’ and fashion-forward clashes.

View “Tribal Romance Revisited” below:

W: www.zedeye.com

Credits: Photographer: Joseph Sinclair, Make-up: Stacey Okafor,  Model: Samira Hashi, Designer &Stylist: Zi, Post Production: Simon Blake.

Ex-Style Editor at Large - BellaNaija.com , Now Founder/CEO Redrick Public Relations Limited. @ijeomabalogun

77 Comments

  1. Yaya84

    September 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Since I have NOTHING nice to say about any of this- I will keep my comments to myself*

    • mich

      September 23, 2010 at 10:06 pm

      lets see what you ve produced yoself to come up with a statement like that. i think the designs are great and very funky.

    • Lola

      September 24, 2010 at 3:36 pm

      You gats to be kidding, mich! It’s her opinion, and you should respect it and not try to impose yours…

    • M George

      September 28, 2010 at 8:40 pm

      thats prolly a good decision…i mean, whats not to like about this…ethnic and original…its refreshing

  2. adenike

    September 23, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Rihanna will love these… the model looks like her though.
    I love the last picture….Well done!!!

  3. Ngozi Pere Okorotie

    September 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Thank you so much Bellanaija, and Ijeoma Idekwu for the post and great review,very grateful for all your support all these years, thank you again to you and your team:-)
    Have a blessed day

    Warm regards
    Zi
    Creative Director( Zed Eye designs)

    • Naija Didi

      September 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm

      Fab Collection!

    • Onwuka Ngozi

      September 25, 2010 at 11:32 pm

      Ur collection is just WOW!!!

  4. Miss ATL

    September 23, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Love the skirts and blouses!

  5. Simon Blake

    September 23, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    The collection is amazing, make sure you all support and get your orders in to have one of the hottest looks right now, massive props and love too my girl Zi. Bigger things for the next collection, watch out!!!!

  6. Simon Blake

    September 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm

  7. Tinu Shoteh-Cook

    September 23, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    This is right up my alley, I love love looove it!!! Keep inspiring:)

  8. Naija Didi

    September 23, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I love all the skirts and the mini blue dress. Nice collection.

  9. Kilonsparkles

    September 23, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I love some of it, a lot of them are giving me ‘Gone With the Wind’ with the poofy hands and necks, and I feel some of the proportions are wrong. I like the tailoring tho. Will probably blog about these today on http://kilonsparkles.blogspot.com

    • Friend of Zara

      September 24, 2010 at 3:18 am

      LOVE U KILONSPARKLESSSSSSSS!!!!!! 😀

  10. Ms. Jayee

    September 23, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    the model’s got beautiful legs!

  11. Concerned Individual

    September 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    really nice stuff. weldone

  12. gbeborun

    September 23, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Very niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  13. Doctor Annette

    September 23, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Loves the collection! Has seen her previous collections, and love the designs. Clothes that I would actually wear as I am besotted with the regality and demeanour of the Victorian era. I love this collection and have my eye on the blouses and skirts. Loves this!!!xxx

  14. jojo

    September 23, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    i lav eet…..

  15. jennifer

    September 23, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    hmmm i like

  16. D.O.T.M.H.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I like 🙂

  17. Brittle Paper

    September 23, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    It is not by ankara o.

  18. Lady E

    September 23, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    This is Fashion and very creative!! not all that regurgitated stuff we see from Nigerian Designers this is ORIGINAL AND VERY VERY VERY FASHION FORWARD!!!!!!!!! THIS IS WHAT WE CALL FASHIONISTA STURVS NOT LIKE LISA BY JEWEL AND ALL THOSE CRAPPY LABELS IN NIGERIA … COS EVERYONE WAN BE DESIGNER!!! THIS IS THE REAL DEAL UNDERSTAND THIS!!!!!! OUT!!! I MEAN SHE IS ALSO A FAB STYLIST LOOOK SHE HAS AN EYE CANT YOU SEEEEEEE!!!!! GOSH!!!!

  19. Lola

    September 23, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Very interesting. Lose the headgear and most of the accessories, and it’s all quite wearable. Rather remarkable collection. Nice job!

  20. JPrat

    September 23, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    No comment!

  21. Yuds

    September 23, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Not my cup of tea but kudos to the designer for delivering something unique!

  22. busola

    September 23, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    iWant, iLike

  23. moki

    September 23, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    No thanks!! Dont want any of these.

    • Simon Blake

      September 24, 2010 at 2:55 pm

      I was brought up to believe that if you don’t have anything good to say, say nothing, if you don’t want to wear it, DON’T. No need for silly comments, we should all be mature about CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. Keep up the love and peace people.

    • Lola

      September 24, 2010 at 3:40 pm

      Simon, she’s got just as much right to her opinion as you do yours, and I am sure when Zi decided to employ this public forum, they knew they’d have to take the negative along with the positive.

    • Simon Blake

      September 25, 2010 at 3:37 am

      Thank you Lola, Maybe you misunderstand me, I’m not saying she is not entitled to her opinion, notice I said we should employ constructive criticism, I found her comment to be rude, not an opinion in any way, Kilonsparkles for example had a lot to say about the collection, none of it was rude, but very constructive both good and bad. That is the kind of response that I think is appropriate, no ones opinion is more valid than anothers, but rudeness is not necessary.

  24. AnyaPosh

    September 23, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Who is this Model? She is Beautiful! I love the head scarf… adds a proper tribal touch!

  25. Toni Bonoj

    September 24, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I’m a huge fan of Zi and these designs are creative, stand out and yet wearable!
    With the knowledge I have now of what goes into creating each piece of a collection – gotta give it to Zedeye – well done! Fantastic mix of old and new, colour and prints.
    Loves it
    xxx
    Toni Bonoj
    tonibonoj.wordpress.com

  26. jolie

    September 24, 2010 at 1:15 am

    this is really fashionable… ps u dnt have to like it for it to be a hit!!! this designer is very good and edgy and would appeal to so many womwn out there keep it up and how can i place an order for the striped blouse?

  27. Valerie Spiff

    September 24, 2010 at 2:45 am

    What can i say…………this collection is so hot. Loves it!! Zedeye has been killing it for a long time. Keep it up. xxx

  28. sholly babe

    September 24, 2010 at 4:13 am

    I love the tapered pants. FIRE!!!

  29. fokasibe

    September 24, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I wouldn’t wear, too funky for me and I don’t think I can swing the look (except maybe the first Jacket) BUT!!! I love the pieces!! They are way funky and I’m sure they’ll suit slimmer silhouttes, people who have a lot of swag can rock these looks….I am impressed!! Well done and more grease to your elbows!!

  30. ms_fafi

    September 24, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Oh my.. This collection is beautiful.. I see myself wearing this.. Oh well.. Too bad,I may not be able to afford this.
    Kudos,Zi.
    http://www.fashionphoenix06.blogspot.com

  31. yewie

    September 24, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Ds is a really nyc collection……really lyk d way u worked with other fabrics and not just ankara………….keep up the good work…….more grease to your elbow

  32. swarovski

    September 24, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Gosh! Lots of fabulosity, damn! Hot, hot and hot! Luv dem all

  33. ruchylicious

    September 24, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Dis is rly rly hootttt!! It has fab written all ova it…

  34. Simon Blake

    September 24, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    The model is Samira Hashi, from http://www.cosmicmodels.com, amazing girl, with a great personality and knows how to connect with the camera.

  35. Tomah Cooper

    September 24, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Lovely collection!gosh I’m in love with those pants and the top. Its a must have please Email me details and price range.

  36. Ujubaby

    September 24, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Nice, these clothes should be on d runway, don’t get me wrongb though! I can wear some of them on a daily basis, good job!

  37. jen

    September 24, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    @ Lola + 1..
    BTW this is hot…am too short for the trousers tho 🙁 they will make me look fat… *smh*

  38. B

    September 25, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Me Likey! I like different elements of the different outfits eg the chain print on the inner thigh of the sky blue trousers and the contrast against the white blouse. I will have a look at the site. I am a massive fan of jumpsuits, there are not enough put in the strore so I am always excited when I see them glammed up. I would like to see some jumpsuits with sleeves though…. Overall 🙂

  39. Gmary

    September 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    kudos! I loved last piece terribly! Anyways, I wisI was the one doing the photo shoot…

  40. Saffroneta

    September 26, 2010 at 12:32 am

    This is wonderful….i would rock every single piece …wow …love love love ….thumbs up 2 the designer

  41. angie (the zimbutterfly)

    September 26, 2010 at 2:13 am

    Hey everyone:) I think the collection is very fashion-forward, funky and wearable. It may not be everyone’s ‘cup of tea’ but it pushes the boundaries which is refreshing. I think you have to possess confidence to pull off some of the more voluminous pieces which I personally love. Congratulations Zi! That model is fierce and if I saw her on the street during my lunch break rocking any of those looks I doubt I’d be very productive after lunch.

    http://www.cocamoda.blogspot.com

  42. Musings of Ewa

    September 26, 2010 at 4:58 am

    the blue mini with the feathered shoulders is divine

  43. deme

    September 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    now lets dont all take it personal,its really nt beans 2 cum up wit sure ideas or such creativity,lets give credit.we r all one n shud help evy push 4ward not tinkn ill of peps handi work.eveybody r cant be gucci,so der run 4 improvement.its a start 4 dem,give dem time n u haters wout be close 2 buyn a cloths let alone sayn trash.go gurl,ur doin great and d sky is ur stepin stone.wud meet up.

  44. Truth

    September 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    The last piece is wearable.

  45. Ozzy

    September 27, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    That green playsuit isnt going to work, the drop crotch look was done badly… and the *puff ball Victorian shirt* kinda looks like student work 🙂 lol everything else is ok

  46. jessy

    September 27, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    u really took d risk…………..love d way u playd with d material and colour, am not a better judge but i think it will stand out in d film industry or exhibitions in d fashion world…..love d dresses but d 2nd and 7th i find it disturbin……nice wrk tho

  47. Black Butterfly

    September 27, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Totally Agree with Lady E!!!! Was at at fashion show last nite, in Abuja @manet suites.. I will reserve my comments….
    Go Goz, FABULOUS collection! the model is just right, and styling is on point!

  48. Nice Anon

    September 27, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    cool stuff

  49. The Honeyroom

    September 27, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I love every single piece and they are all totally wearable, I really like the blue dress with the feather shoulders, pure hotness!

  50. deluvlee

    September 28, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    this is super hot…..any negativity is just hating if beyonce wore these you wld probably buy them…..wow nigerian designers are doing really really well…..keep it up and good luck

  51. Amaobi Kingsley A.

    September 28, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    truely African…I appreciate what you ‘re doing here Uche. promoting/showcasing African Cultural Heritage is course which all and sundry should take for d development of our Continent and Nigeria in particular…thanks so much…i just finished listening through ur interview over CNN. please do keep it up!

  52. Nma

    September 28, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I abso-freaking-lutely looooooooove these! Oh ma gaw!

  53. freedom

    September 29, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Uche eze …you are so hot, let us do the tango under the moonlight…

  54. The Dapper Gent

    September 29, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Nice collection. Artistic & Fashionable

  55. Dr Buki Morgan MBBS psc

    September 29, 2010 at 6:56 am

    It is nice to see that you guys are keeping the flame lit by MOROLU MODES, Africa and Nigeria’s pioneer Dress-Designer and Fashion guru of Paris Academy of Dress Making/Design, Bond Street, London and Paris, (1940-1962) burning brightly. Good on you and your generation.

    Dr Buki Morgan MBBS psc (Son)
    Colindale, London & Surulere, Lagos
    29 Sep 2010

    FONTAINES MME JEANNE TROIS Dressmaking Designing Cutting & Fitting
    London, Virtue & Company Limited. 1933, First Edition. Folio – over 12″ – 15″ tall. Collation, xv+160pp

  56. Miss A

    September 29, 2010 at 7:30 am

    LOVE IT ALL!!! Especially the striped victorian shirt! So so fab!!

  57. Miss A

    September 29, 2010 at 7:35 am

    LOVE IT ALL!!! Especially the striped victorian shirt! So so fab!!

    http://www.creative-safari.blogspot.com

  58. MsJacqueline

    September 29, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Great Collection

  59. elizabeth

    September 29, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    omg! totlly adorable….luv d colurs

  60. Os.

    September 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    This is really nyce! ~ i like alot ~

  61. Ola Shobowale

    September 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Another wonderful collection, was a pleasure to see Zed Eye re emerge at London Fashion Week. Her show along side Bunmi Coco for me were the out standing highlights. So good to see such talented Nigerians making dramatic inroads into the arena of International High Fashion.

    Ola Shobowale

    Untold London
    http://www.un-told.co.uk

  62. redg18

    October 1, 2010 at 1:48 am

    This is really refreshing. tribal romance is a nice concept. I really like the 6th pic and the last one. the colors and shapes are on point! I wish the actors in Nollywood movies could wear some of these to showcase different styles…

  63. Amaka nwosisi

    October 4, 2010 at 11:08 am

    I thought the designs were just on point and this season must have. It’s an inspiration for me as am trying my hands on creating small pieces. Job well done to the designer

  64. subaby

    October 19, 2010 at 10:24 am

    GOOD CONCEPT. I LOVE THE RED SKIRT N CREAM TOP. VERY ELIGANT. GOOD JOB.

  65. Nifesimi

    November 5, 2010 at 2:03 am

    LOVE!!

  66. wafflesunshine

    November 15, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    this collectiin is toh-tahlly hooooooooooooot!!!!!!!!!……loving every piece, very creative, interesting, daring, different…..this designer is just IT!

  67. samsiebop

    August 8, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Bella naija is this trickery?this is an old post ..ok,na me click the link..is awiite..very dramtic shirts..loving the styling which is fab..I could wear this line top to bottom without that red crepe looking skirt though..lovely..pls dash some to our actresses they need clothes!

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