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Sika presents the 1706 Collection

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The last time we featured, Sika, the UK-based Ghanaian label (The brand retails in the UK but all garments are produced in Ghana), the response was great!
BN readers loved the clean aesthetic and the flattering cuts of the pieces from Sika’s Gemini collection. The new collection from Sika is the 1706 Collection. Our favourite piece is exquisitely cut ankara trench with a bold bow. Check out the collection below.

62 Comments

  1. judilicious

    April 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    one word….. chic

    • Ginika

      April 18, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      *has just like your comment*- very wearable pieces ans would’nt mind having all of them.

  2. KarmenSimms

    April 17, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Seems like I’m first today…hehe

    • THE AMAKA

      April 18, 2011 at 12:57 am

      NOPE! 🙂

  3. KiaLH

    April 17, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Loves it!

  4. zulfa25

    April 17, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    i really like!!!

  5. Sugabelly

    April 17, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    So Sika could not find a Ghanaian model to model their clothes then abi?

    • ???

      April 17, 2011 at 6:46 pm

      No they could not. Non-Ghanaian models are people too. there is nothing wrong with that.

    • BigBen

      April 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm

      Funny thing is that the model isn’t even really white…not that that is a problem anyways…I would even love to see an Asian chic modelling the clothes sef…..Im sure you are happy/proud when u see Oluchi or Agbani wearing Valentino and co, did u ever think that the non-Africans would also be happy and proud to see their people modelling African fashion

    • ???

      April 17, 2011 at 6:47 pm

      PS I don’t see you complaining when Italian/American designers use Somali or ethiopian women to model their designs.

    • speak the truth

      April 17, 2011 at 7:59 pm

      This is for africans By africans!!! how many pages of Vogue do u Have to flip through to see a black model! use ur sense! how many whites r in africa? or wear african fabric!

    • Tomisin

      April 17, 2011 at 8:10 pm

      I can understand where sugabelly is coming from.yeah foreign designers use African models, but it is actually very rare. It is usually a big deal when black models are used e.g the vogue Magazine’s Black issue. If black models were as commonly used as white models, then there would be no need for that right? White designers/non black designers hardly use black models, so one would expect a black designer to at least use black models. That aside, I like the clothes and the model is beautiful.

    • BigBen

      April 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm

      Help me ask them ooo, I tire for all these sideways racist comments…the clothes are even retailed in UK, a predominantly white country…besides the designer has collections that feature only black models, its her prerogative…haba…simply search for Sika on bellanaija and see her other models

    • THE AMAKA

      April 18, 2011 at 12:57 am

      THANK YOU! some people don’t get it. they are quick to compare to the western world, but its simply not the same. WE ALL KNOW how hard it is for a black model to get a job anywhere in the west. there may only be 2 slots open or maybe just one slot open for a black model and about 12 black models going for that one slot. white women/non-black women don’t have that problem. if the black model isn’t modeling a “hip hop” clothing line or for a black designer, then her chances are pretty slim.

    • miss b

      April 23, 2011 at 7:59 pm

      Chill jo

  6. sco-sco

    April 17, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I really like!!!!

  7. Belle Chic

    April 17, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    One word…Fabulous!!!!

  8. StayWithME

    April 17, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Absolutely no imagination here… Over washed styles in ‘lively’ african fabric.
    Good tailoring anyway. That’s always a plus.

  9. q

    April 17, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Sugabelly,na wa for u o.U couldn’t even appreciate the wonderful designs. I would definitely rock them all,Thumbs up Sika!!

  10. cuppatea

    April 17, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    @ speak the truth, just in case you didn’t know African print is “in” right now and a lot of people other than “Africans” (I’m assuming you mean Black Africans) are wearing it. i’m sure the designer would love all sorts of ethnicities to wear her designs. Try not to be so narrow minded.

  11. cuppatea

    April 17, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    btw LOVE the all the pieces!

  12. shuga

    April 17, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Nice clothes. Can definitely rock a lot of them. Pretty model too. Love the red lips.

  13. May-Jydda

    April 17, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    How can I get in touch with Sika please, I’d like to buy some of these cute designs. Bella, any address, email, tel?

  14. asanwam

    April 17, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Wowza love the cuts, absolutely beautiful

  15. kenora

    April 17, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    luv it..so cute.

  16. Olivia

    April 17, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Fabulousity! Love the polka dotted gown n the black n white frock n the…..infact i love all of them jare.

  17. NNENNE

    April 18, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Nice.

  18. joy

    April 18, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Look byond d footografy makeup&model,plz dis cloths r regula! My friday cloths! D gal is hawt like r poses

  19. Ready

    April 18, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Quite frankly, there’s nothing new or original about the designs; what I love are the clean lines, wonderful tailoring, and beautiful use of various fabrics. 3 out of 4 aint bad.

  20. diva

    April 18, 2011 at 2:33 am

    just too lovely

  21. Ijeoma

    April 18, 2011 at 3:32 am

    when I need a tailor I know where to find them.. Either at Ogbete or at a lagos market. This business of using white models to model African clothing is bull-. Support your local tailor! Design your own clothes. That has always been the African way.

  22. 9jaFOODie

    April 18, 2011 at 3:43 am

    very wearable pieces. Lovely!

  23. mii

    April 18, 2011 at 8:11 am

    i just love sika 😉

  24. Corve

    April 18, 2011 at 8:54 am

    lovely pieces

  25. Doll

    April 18, 2011 at 9:11 am

    i like

  26. mekyli

    April 18, 2011 at 9:39 am

    totaly lov ds..great collexn

  27. missbonnie

    April 18, 2011 at 10:04 am

    I want !!!!!!!.

  28. Tyna

    April 18, 2011 at 10:05 am

    well i luv d materials and design bt d style is a regular one we see everyday and when portraying an African design always use an African model to showcase ur work cos its brings out d whole idea bt still beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Ib

      April 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      abeg tell dem.i dont care what anyone else says

  29. missy~spectacularrr

    April 18, 2011 at 10:17 am

    um…when your Ogbete / whatev tailor gets the cut / look / fit right just like the pics above… pls buzz me …

  30. DIVA

    April 18, 2011 at 10:38 am

    lovely pieces…very wearable!

  31. OGE

    April 18, 2011 at 11:50 am

    pretty

  32. eloho

    April 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Lovely pictures, nice tailoring and fabric…that’s what’s fascinating us. as for the designs; I’m sorry, nothing new there. those styles are everywhere. my tailor sews theme with even more imagination. maybe i should start this business and be a designer too. i av loads of samples in my wardrobe! #just saying. nice one though!

  33. Ib

    April 18, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    very bleh…no oomph AT ALL

  34. adnyl

    April 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    i think the desgns are not that original bit i do like the line clean and keeping up with the times but would like to see more originality

  35. NeNe

    April 18, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Nice..r they selling on Nigeria

  36. chi

    April 18, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    i love Sika and boxing Kitten, the way the use the ankara fabrics makes the prints not overpowering! i’m getting me some to rock this summer

  37. keke

    April 18, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    we really have to break away from this “racial discrimination” mentality! I think what the designer was trying to do was to make a general appeal; we all know african fabrics are usually modeled by africans…I guess she wanted a change from the stausquo. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a “white” model wearing africans. This just shows that “we” also discriminate and it is not a disease exclusive to the “whites.” what does it really matter? the fabrics are lovely, model is beautiful, though the designs aren’t so new but its all good.

  38. Blossom

    April 18, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Lovely!

  39. A.G

    April 18, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    this same sugabelly commentor made the same similar comment on this thread
    http://www.bellanaija.com/2010/03/28/the-woman-with-an-edge-coccolily-by-naana-tennachie-yankey/

    BellaNaija – Dont Mention any Ghanaian talent on this board again – they dont need you to publicize them thank you. There are many non bias forums like ciaafrique, shadders etc etc. Mchewwwww

  40. Naj

    April 18, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Sigh…. Here’s an idea, look at the clothes and not the models. Please tell me all of the ney sayers have never wore clothes made for Non-Black people. Give it a rest jor. The outfits and styling is phenominal. Y not leave it at that?

    http://www.th3rdculture.wordpress.com

  41. babe

    April 18, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    i like!!!!!….please lets cut this black n white ish, d clothes are beautiful shekinah!!

  42. Ajike Gold

    April 18, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    SIKA…u always impress me! Keep up the good work

  43. Roli

    April 18, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE Sika
    ever since I stumbled upon her collection from African Fashion Week 2009 (http://www.bellanaija.com/2009/06/16/arise-africa-fashion-week-sika-designs/), I’ve been a fan.

    Very clean tailoring and effortless style 🙂

  44. Jamila

    April 18, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    She is my favorite designer!!! I love that she keeps coming out with fresh, unique designs. It’s also great that you can order on-line. Excellent!

  45. A.G

    April 18, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Nice strategy BN

  46. Molly

    April 18, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Now this is what u call excellent tailoring… kudos! The fabrics are fantastic, now where can we get them in the UK pls…

  47. Chibaby

    April 19, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Majority are cute. My style too..

  48. Oladips

    April 19, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Win, Win

  49. The News

    April 19, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Suga Bella is Right!!! this is nonsense, western clothing is worn by all of us around the world, but how many Blacks do you see modeling during a paris/italian fashion week. Now that we are making our traditional prints in western fashion, we should embrace blacks at the fore front wearing it…. we’ve been looking stunning for years. Let them see it on us and then buy it…. all this BULL is about purchasing power, lets reverse it… SEE it on Blacks, The world can wear it, we appreciate, thank you goodbye.. Finito. That is BRAND Awareness and Power!!!!!!…. Naija for life!!!!! Stunning designs , but a few GHanians wont have hurt.

  50. mbabazi

    April 24, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    cut the black n white arguments that are based on just this one designer. useless comments on such take away from the clothes..they are ok by the way
    mbabaziannet.blogspot.com

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