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“An Afromantic Daydream” – Christie Brown – Spring/Summer 2011 Capsule Collection



With the 2011 ARISE Magazine Fashion Week launching in Lagos in under 24 hours, the Lagos social scene is getting ready to experience a fashion explosion. One of the most anticipated presentations is the Christie Brown show. Christie Brown is a Ghanaian fashion label headed by Aisha Obuobi. The label has garnered strong international endorsements with mentions in Grazia, Marie Claire and most recently, Jet Magazine. Last year, Destiny’s Child member, Michelle Williams wore a Christie Brown jacket for a UK TV appearance thus adding to the buzz surrounding the label. In December 2010, Christie Brown enjoyed its Nigerian launch as the brand was introduced to the Lagos fashion set via an event at Temple Muse – the luxury boutique which stocks the brand exclusively in Nigeria.

The Christie Brown aesthetic is all about celebrating the beauty in simplicity. “An Afromantic Daydream” employs great use of neutral earth tones and natural fabrics including cotton enhanced with Chantilly lace and the signature Christie Brown button detailing. The bold accessories make great use of ankara and feathers to create a definite style statement.
View the collection “An Afromantic Daydream” below. Christie Brown will show at the ARISE Magazine Fashion Week on Friday 11th March 2011 at 1PM.

Christie Brown in JET Magazine – 2011


  1. !!!

    March 9, 2011 at 3:29 am

    gorgeous!!!! i want all the pieces

    • ginika

      March 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      I concur, I want them all and I love her afro (the model). Very elegant pieces.

    • kiki

      March 11, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      Second!!!! :p

  2. Gbemi

    March 9, 2011 at 3:30 am

    The jackets are my favorite. Aisha’s work is amazing.
    I really wish I could be at AMFW….. I’m sure you’ll bring it all to us though. Thanks in advance

    • Miss Biosu

      March 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      Gbemi, your time will come soon dear…

      Keep working hard as you are doing now 🙂

      Love Ms Biosu


    • Gbemi

      March 17, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      awww…. thankies Miss Biosu… From your mouth straight to God’s ears xxx

  3. Tunde

    March 9, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Ghanaians are very merticulous and very detailed in their cloth making – nice one sha.

    • Gbelogbebo

      March 9, 2011 at 4:03 am


    • Kilonsparkles

      March 9, 2011 at 4:31 pm


    • Ijé

      March 11, 2011 at 8:52 pm


  4. Chidera

    March 9, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Damn – she is only 25 – whao – thats impressive indeed – Excellent

  5. Kilonsparkles

    March 9, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Don’t like the neck pieces at all…especially the ones with the feathers.

  6. tunde

    March 9, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Bella do you have the itinerary for the fashion show and location details

  7. Lady Jaye

    March 9, 2011 at 5:02 am

    Aisha’s pieces are “hespensif” but these are absolutely adorable!!!! I want! Yes, I will even pay the arm and leg for them.

  8. Lady Jaye

    March 9, 2011 at 5:03 am

    PS: the natural hair for the model is also lovely!

    • Alubidi

      March 9, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      yes oooo!! this natural hair business cleaned up the whole ensemble. took the outfit from fab to fabulous! gives it a royal finish, like “i don’t have to wear brazilian/indian remy to prove anything. I am the daughter of the King”. FIRE!!

      great silhouette for the model, the clothes flatter her figure. I don’t like that brown/golden lipstick though. looks like she dipped her lips inside left-over oil when you fry akara.

    • Ijé

      March 11, 2011 at 8:50 pm

      I agree! The hair added an extra oomph to each look.

  9. Lady Jaye

    March 9, 2011 at 5:27 am

    PPS: a tutorial on the model’s hairstyle would be great, lol.

  10. gigi

    March 9, 2011 at 7:11 am

    i DIED and gone to clothes heaven. I wont mind using my months pay on that 7th dress. it is absolutely FAB!

  11. Zizi

    March 9, 2011 at 7:21 am


  12. Janet

    March 9, 2011 at 7:56 am

    love love love

  13. Miss J

    March 9, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Nice collection. elegant, tasteful and wearable. I give this a thumbs up

  14. TERMS

    March 9, 2011 at 8:15 am

    beautiful pieces … love the 4th jacket

  15. Neks

    March 9, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Wow!! These are truly gorgeous designs! Love the Kente buttons!

  16. fokasibe

    March 9, 2011 at 8:29 am

    The model’s hair? Beautiful!!!

  17. fashion lover

    March 9, 2011 at 9:09 am

    omg.i just died!trulyy amazing work(as usual).i want them all!!!!

  18. Ronnie's Jeans

    March 9, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Very very lovely pieces…!I especially love the dresses.She did a fine job

  19. ugo

    March 9, 2011 at 9:16 am

    im not one to comment much on your fashion pieces, but the long gowns here are very elegant.

  20. ruchylicious

    March 9, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Am short of words.. This is sweet, wonderful, beautyful, excellent, GORGEOUS!!!

  21. ihy

    March 9, 2011 at 9:26 am

    impressive, some of the pieces felt a little LDA-esque though. I love the 7th piece, maybe i should start saving … the loved the brown jacket too.


    March 9, 2011 at 11:14 am


  23. Taurusscholar

    March 9, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I love the day dresses, but the necklaces are gonna take some time to win me over.

  24. bobbydox

    March 9, 2011 at 11:28 am

    is this not timeless just watch and the ladies wanna have some more

  25. keke

    March 9, 2011 at 11:46 am

    one word, okay tow words……creative, beautiful and the hair………….I WANT

  26. eznira

    March 9, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    looove the neck pieces especially the first one. i’m not usually a fan of ankara buttons but she has found a way to make them work and not look ‘tailor lo run’ ish

  27. Oma

    March 9, 2011 at 1:24 pm

  28. Chibaby

    March 9, 2011 at 1:28 pm


  29. hauwa

    March 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Fabulous eye popping pieces….


    March 9, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    the natural hair is a breath of fresh air.

  31. Lady Jaye

    March 9, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    PPS: I also love how the model’s poses are simple and don’t involve any acrobatics. they don’t overshadow the dresses.

  32. Yuds

    March 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    She’s very talented!

  33. Toriola

    March 9, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Amazing work. i see so many less hyped yet fantastic designs on Bella every week. I don’t know why even months later, i am still disappointed in Bridget Awosika’s collection. I had high hopes for that chic and i still hope she redeems her brand with her next collection

  34. Dolly P

    March 9, 2011 at 4:05 pm


  35. Obi-talk

    March 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    iS That natural hair, wow! its so beautiful. our fellow peeps…

  36. omosewa

    March 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I would like to train with you, you are such a talented designer with moderacy in view, please let me know how i will go about my plans . Thank you.

  37. Lily O.

    March 9, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!!! I love all of my Christie Brown pieces and these pictures make me want to get more….CONGRATS! to them also on their Jet magazine cover, nice to see Africans going International etc… 🙂

    • Ready

      March 9, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      What Jet magazine cover? Kimora’s on the cover this month, and it hasn’t been included in the press section on the Christy Brown website.

  38. hopeful

    March 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Father, Please inspire someone to see these clothes and think of me and then buy them for me.

  39. omolola oyebanji

    March 9, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    This is lovely

  40. bellaafrica

    March 9, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Apart from #7, nothing else here looks clean. Too gimmicky for my liking.

  41. Hali

    March 9, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Beautiful collection. Love the jacket in the second picture

  42. faith

    March 10, 2011 at 9:09 am

    absolutely unique… all everytin…***bigsmiles***

  43. mbabazi

    March 10, 2011 at 4:54 pm

  44. Demilade

    March 10, 2011 at 11:17 pm


  45. highontheessenceoflife

    March 11, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    FAB FAB FAB. I will wear every piece

  46. dammie

    March 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    First off the model is be-YOOtiful! from her hair, to her skin, to her figure!

    n the collection *sigh* beautiful!, simple, elegantly african and beatifully detailed. Love the ankara square buttons, the pleats, the delicate fabrics…love love love

  47. BN Fan

    March 11, 2011 at 11:14 pm


  48. barbie

    March 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    amazing collection

  49. angie

    March 12, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    really pretty designs..

  50. fashion police

    March 13, 2011 at 12:30 am

    If this was a naija based designer, it would have been “no big deal”, what is the buzz, but being a non-naija based, then we hear all the praises and choruses on designs that in my own opinion are not too great. Really there is nothing new here, JBL, Ituen Bassey and so on and so forth have different variations. The fabrics used are alson nothing to write home about…but if God be for you, who can be against you, is the case of this designer. It is just her time to shine…according to her creator.

  51. fashion police

    March 13, 2011 at 12:30 am

    different variations of the neck pieces i meant to add

  52. Juwon

    March 13, 2011 at 2:16 am


  53. aghie jeanne

    March 13, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    im so luvin all these collection

  54. Adiya

    March 13, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    That brown coat is awesome. I love the details of the dresses and the model’s natural hair. Well done Christie Brown

  55. aghie jeanne

    March 13, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    im so luvin evri bit of this

  56. Msfab

    March 13, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Lovely collection….nice fabric and I love the use of buttons!

  57. Adiya

    March 13, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    I love these! The details on the dresses are lovely. My best piece is that brown jacket in the second picture. I soo want. Good job.


  58. Orhecks

    October 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I am not particularly wowed by her designs, I think we have seen them all before. And I wonder why she had to make to use of those cover buttons in her designs, they make her designs look rather tacky. It’s reminiscent of the designs of some of our local tailors. In all, she appears to be a good designer and still has a lot of room for improvement.

  59. saudah

    January 31, 2015 at 12:44 am

    It good, i will like to see more

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