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Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi presents “The Modern Age” Lookbook



BN Style reviewed Lanre DaSilva-Ajayi‘s “Modern Age” collection when it was presented at the 2011 AMFW. LDA has shot the lookbook for the collection to illustrate and highlight the details that might have been overlooked during the runway presentation.

Moussa Moussa –

Oby at Beth Modelling Agency

Ono Bello

Fashion Coordinator
Valerie Dawodu

Sunday for Blush Nigeria

Helen for Blush Nigeria

Makeup Artist
Seun for Blush Nigeria

Blush Nigeria –

Studio Props
UDKG Lifestyle –



  1. Ginika

    April 14, 2011 at 8:57 am

    LDA has evolved mehhnnn. I love this collection, she presented it at the Thisday fashion week.

    • Anya

      April 14, 2011 at 3:12 pm

      OH DEFINITELY! I used to hate on LDA in the past just because i felt she was just another nigerian “designer”. But she after ARISE fashion week, she has proven herself to be more than just another nigerian designer.

  2. Tiki

    April 14, 2011 at 8:58 am

    First! *round of applause*…

    • Ginika

      April 14, 2011 at 9:04 am

      *grabs you and gives you a big hug* It’ll all be okay, soon and very soon.

      Anyhow, dont you just love the collection?!

  3. Tyna

    April 14, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Wow…………nice collection

  4. Ginika

    April 14, 2011 at 9:01 am

    The model murdered the pose with the shorts, ah! I cant see the top and the short properly. All in all they are extremely feminine outfits. I love dresses in general so I may be biased.

  5. Tiki

    April 14, 2011 at 9:03 am

    love the last ten or so…previous ones a bit old-fashioned for me…the shorts are to die for! Great job LDA…

  6. Bimby

    April 14, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Love it!! The combination of fabrics and textures was right on point.


    April 14, 2011 at 9:10 am

    some were really lovely and some were nice, overall the outfits are colorful and wearable so good for them, but some of the dresses had too much going on for me. nice collection though

  8. dewowo

    April 14, 2011 at 9:12 am

    breath taking!

  9. T.Y

    April 14, 2011 at 9:21 am

    this model is toooooooo hawt. she worked all the outfits n these pieces r fabuloso:)

  10. mii

    April 14, 2011 at 9:24 am



    April 14, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Nice collection……………….

  12. Hally-Blondie

    April 14, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Ermmmm….. when will they start making cloths that are for the likes of us… from size 10, 12, 14 n co? we are Africans and we don’t do they gym like other countries do, some of us still try to keep it locked in our own little way so they should please make way for us. i like d collections yeah but……………… where my size de?

    • SMH

      April 14, 2011 at 10:14 am

      Fool yourself not dear. Lagos women go to the gym and they work to maintain their figures

    • rolling my eyes

      April 14, 2011 at 12:25 pm

      if you are overweight contract a personal tailor to make your clothes. sizes 10 12 and 14 are not fat ‘african’ sizes, and this may come as a shock but non-africans also gain weight. *gasp*
      ps: LDA herself is prob a 10. she stocks clothes for all sizes; these are just sample sizes for the presentation. get over yourself!

    • niyoo

      April 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm

      You order the clothes in your size? LDA herself isn’t less that a 10. Would you rather a fat model was photographed?
      Having a slim model showcase your clothes doesn’t mean only skinny girls can put on them clothes.

  13. Doll

    April 14, 2011 at 9:41 am

    very nice. well-done maam

  14. dewowo

    April 14, 2011 at 9:50 am

    BN, stop delaying ma posts o. i am very eventful o. lol

  15. daioz gurl

    April 14, 2011 at 9:59 am

    LDA did a fabulous job as usual!…she just never fails to represent.these designs are beautiful,classy,modern and on point.ilike

  16. O...

    April 14, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Lovely!! quite different from anything she’s done…although i’ve noted 2 signature looks there… all the same Lovely!

  17. OGE

    April 14, 2011 at 10:18 am

    WOW! pretty collections. i love the short and top.

  18. iBreatheFreedom

    April 14, 2011 at 10:27 am

    This is a very beautiful collection. The last dress is just amazing! The model was doing way too much tho…the lookbook is about the dresses, not the model…some of those poses make the dresses hard to see.

    • ex-model

      April 14, 2011 at 11:42 am

      I agree with you, the collection is beautiful BUT i DONT agree about your model comment. She moved around a lot and really accentuated the curvature of all the pieces. Very well done to all involved in the shoot!!!!!

  19. Folake

    April 14, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Wow..Oby rocked the clothes mennnn. Can i get a contact number for Beth modelling agency in Nigeria.LDA nice 1

  20. bebz

    April 14, 2011 at 10:59 am

    All the outfits are lovely … tres chic!

  21. D.O.T.M.H.

    April 14, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Really like them. May be calling her soonish.

  22. vikky

    April 14, 2011 at 11:10 am

    wow…the pieces are great and the model sure knows how to do her job…lovely likey

  23. Chipii

    April 14, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Sweet! Bella, u need to cover Alex Folzi. Two young Naija boys in Canada doing something new. x

  24. Blushnigeria

    April 14, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Blush Nigeria is proud that our first photoshoot was for Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, one of the most talented and creative designers of her generation and simply a joy to work with. Great presentation, amazing looks and fabulous outfits.

  25. Paige

    April 14, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Great outfits! I love this post. it’s time we nigerians showcased our personal style.

    please check out my post on mixing patterns. Stay blessed.

  26. pam

    April 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I like that shes substituted the over the top embellishments (applique etc) with textures and form an muted the colour. some of these pieces can now interact with each other and be styled quite differently…so in this regard this to me is a very commercially savvy direction. in the past i found her outfits (at least the few id seen) such stand out pieces that i felt it would be hard to restyle and wear them in diff ways. I cant afford any of her clothes and they would suit me at all but they are lovely though a teeny bit of the quirkiness is gone. Great Job!!!!

  27. pam

    April 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I meant they wouldn’t suit me at all! lol

  28. Quintos

    April 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    This collection is very real and has clothes that are easy to wear. Very realistic. And the model is hawwwwwwwwwt! She definitely slammed the clothes. good one Lanre.

  29. sexy

    April 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    1 word LDS….brilliant!

  30. DIVA

    April 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    lovely outfits!!!!…..very wearable!!…outfit 5 is sooooo classy!!!..weldone!!

  31. Peperempe

    April 14, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Nice collection from LDA; she is slowly moving away from her Victorian fixation but I think she could move a lot faster. Making a Victorian-inspired collection is fine but to base your entire label and ethos on an era that even the British have chosen to forget is just stifling.

    Victoria was a depressed queen and Lanre’s clothes had begun to depress me, thank God she is slowly moving on.

  32. Sbarro

    April 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Is it just me? LDA’s design aesthetic is just NOT working for me. I do like the jumpsuit though.

  33. Miss ATL

    April 14, 2011 at 2:13 pm



    April 14, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    LOVELY! she always has that signature to all her designs which i really love.

  35. toyin

    April 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm


  36. El Bee

    April 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    The back of that last dress is GOOOOORGE!!

  37. Thandeka

    April 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    WOW!!! This is amazing!! I want I want, can I get this in S.A??

  38. tezy

    April 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    luv! luv!! luv this collection… totally different from what she’s been doing and definately her best collection..

  39. Sandra

    April 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    One of, if not the best lookbook Ive seen. Creative but wearable.

  40. whyyoudeyvexisityourmoney

    April 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    LOVE!!!!! i want the 8th dress!!!

  41. Model"s friends

    April 14, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    The model is my friend. Yaaayy!!! she bangs…………..

    • Adaku

      April 15, 2011 at 7:18 pm

      The model is my cousin! woot woot!!! lol

    • missy~spectacularrr

      April 18, 2011 at 11:02 am

      the model is my enemy! YAY!

  42. e-bukun

    April 14, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I LOVE this collection…LDA has evolved as a designer. Plus I love how the mo0del has nude pumps on for all the outfits ;D

  43. Uchenna

    April 14, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I love LDA’s unique designs, I do love the excessive floral embellishments because they’re part of her Victorian inspiration. However, she could have done without a couple of the first outfits.

    Going through them, I was like is this really LDA, but then as I scrolled down I was happy to see her signature looks. Her LadyLike pieces are divine! I’m already saving the pieces I’m getting.

    This collection definitely displays great craftsmanship!

  44. toriola

    April 15, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Fabuloousity….i applaud this lady and her creativity. I think with the right contacts/network she is ready for Barneys NY and Net-a-porter to start featuring her collection

  45. Nnn

    April 15, 2011 at 5:11 am


  46. Oma

    April 15, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Very vintage stuff. Great.

  47. mofe

    April 15, 2011 at 10:41 am

    The outfits are fabulous! The model fabulous-ER/EST! I thing she is one of the best models in Naija! Seen her in a ton of magazine covers, photoshoots and fashion shows!

  48. shegxy

    April 15, 2011 at 11:10 am

    hey so cool

  49. Wande

    April 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    That’s it! Lanre Da Silva is officially my favourite Nigerian designer. Just a stunning presentation. I love each piece and I have never been able to say that before about ANY collection! Simply beautiful.

  50. gwen

    April 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    wot’s with the artificially long lashes…….not working for moi

  51. Sarah Brown

    April 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    All the clothes are fabulous. I want them all. LDA is blessed. She is so creative . keep up the good work. Love love LDA!

  52. Mojo

    April 17, 2011 at 12:46 am

    The colection is stunning but I must say that the make up and hair is quite amazing. Each hair suits the look perfectly and the make up is divine, in fact, it is FIERCE…. I actually need to check this BLUSH place out for my wedding. I was looking for a make-up artist.

  53. omo jeje

    April 17, 2011 at 3:45 am

    How far with the models left leg in pic #4? E o ni fi photoshop pa wa! Some of the designs were very nice……and others not so nice.

  54. Adelaide

    April 18, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I love everything I just saw! I want it alllllllll!!!

  55. Chibaby

    April 19, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Abeg jor! She try small. I’m not hating at all. Theses designs are mostly creative but not wearable.

  56. Morenike Williams - Jones

    April 19, 2011 at 3:10 am

    The make-up is amazing. wow.

  57. luvbogg

    May 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    This collection is her best yet, so, so on point. Kudos LDS!

  58. tochi

    May 22, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    love the clothes

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  60. kekeli

    June 16, 2011 at 10:53 am

    @ Gwen, haba, thats all you could see? Abeg, give compliments small oh, eno easy sha.

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