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A Sneak Peek of “Happy Lives Here” – New Collection from Nkwo



Nkwo has just delivered a sneak peek into her new lookbook. The collection which is named “Happy Lives Here” will be debuting on Nkwo’s new website/e-store in a few weeks.

UK-Based Nigerian designer Nkwo is renowned for their unique braided detailing which accentuate their colourful breezy pieces. 2010 saw the expansion and progression of the label – their diffusion line, “Afromania” launched and the label participated in several fashion events including  “La Dame La Muse” in Lagos and the Fashion for Peace – FAFA show in Kenya.

Makeup: Valerie Saint Amand –
Hair: Angela Plummer
Model: Symara Templeman
Stylist: Angela Plummer and Nkwo


  1. Chibaby

    January 28, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I like chiffons in bright colors.

  2. Bisqo

    January 28, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I love the blue dress especially the back.

  3. joy

    January 28, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    1st tym nkwo is doin smefin reasonable!!

  4. Anya

    January 28, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    That is a great head piece and gorgeous flowly fabric. Yellow and purple are such wonderful complementary colours.

  5. Ready

    January 28, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I love her use of flowy fabrics, but I find her pieces overworked. It’s like she looks at the outfit and is like…”what more can I add?” And then adds and adds until she believes there’s enough detail going on. Headpiece is scary too.

  6. uju

    January 29, 2011 at 1:11 am

    tryn to use Irony to being creative??? happy lives .. but the model sure looks really saddened .. well .. not impressed .. and that hear gear get as e be .

  7. Baby-Babe-E

    January 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I like the artistic expression and use of irony in fashion. The pieces might not be entirely wearable as they are, but can be modified to taste by the designer I’m sure. It’s an interesting play on colour and print and I’ll say weldone.

    • Love for Africa

      January 30, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      I think the pieces are very wearable as they are and I love them.I dont see overworked at all…the headpiece is obvioudly not for everyday use but I guess that was just for the styling.Nkwo – keep up the great work!

  8. French Niara

    January 30, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    fashionable horns…

  9. Anonymous

    January 31, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Bold nd lovely, I believe the pieces are very wearable. Wouldn’t mind getting the blue dress for myself.

  10. mii

    January 31, 2011 at 10:03 am

    nice … me no like this model at all 😀

  11. storm

    January 31, 2011 at 11:22 am

    ok, so this is art, and i’v come to accept that not all art is wearable, so its ok. but this head gear is somehow sha. the model seems to be squeezing her face too.

  12. asanwam

    January 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I love Nkwo’s work,can’t fault the collection but not sure about the theme “happy lives here” coz the model looks quite depressed and sad.

  13. Newe

    February 2, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I absolutely adore Nkwo’s work, after all that is what it is all about!!! The colours are happy and vibrant!!!! keep up the excellent work…. U are definitely on your way to bigger and greater things……


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