BN Style kicked off 2011 with a special feature on the “11 Young, Fabulous & Talented Designers to Watch in 2011″ – Click to Read.
Starting things off with that feature was no accident.
One of BellaNaija’s major goals for 2011 is to promote the next generation of talent across all fields – from fashion to music, movies, science, entrepreneurship and everything in between.
The BN Style team is pushing forward with this mandate, this week, we will be celebrating the “BN Emerging Fashion Talent Week“.
Everyday of the week, we will feature a lookbook from a promising design label. Some were included in our “11 for 2011″ list and some were not, however they are all immensely talented and breaking boundaries in their own unique ways.
Day 5 of our BN Emerging Fashion Talent Week, it is the final day of our fashion week and we have selected upcoming fashion label, MEENA by Uju Offiah.
Uju Offiah, a protege of Nigerian designer Ituen Basi is the creative director behind the label – Meena. Meena which launched in December 2010 focuses on Ready-to-Wear womenswear though the label also offers made to measure services. Nigerian star, Genevieve Nnaji wore a Meena jumpsuit at the 2011 Future Awards and Ini Edo was exclusively styled in Meena pieces for her WOW! Magazine cover feature.
The collection “Silver Shadow” is inspired by the 70s. The designer, Uju describes the pieces as minimalist “neoclassics” because they infuse the classics with a modern twist.
According to the designer, “The Meena lady can be defined as adventurous and conservative. Conservative because she does not want her femininity to be portrayed wrongly. Adventurous because she refuses to follow trends but rather carves out a stylish niche for herself which she exudes confidently“.
Photography: Kola Oshalusi
Styling: Uju Offiah
Models: Chantelle Unachukwu | Oghogho
Location: De Marquee
Items will be available for purchase at Mobos Fashion Stores soon