Oh how I adore styling lookbooks! I love tying a collection together by simply picking a theme and making it run cohesively through the collection.
Uchechi Chidinma Ilodianya is the creative director behind Zali. Her pieces can be casual or semi-formal , with pieces for almost every body type, a factor I find very important in a collection.
Fresh, wholesome, effortless and wearable with tribal influences but not in your face; These are some of the words you could use to describe the 13 piece Zali debut collection. The collection features eclectic separates such as the stunning 3D urban tee “crow”, the structured “Bauble” and the boho-style hoodie “Shroud” .The accessories line features handbags such as the frilly “Horama” and the moon shaped holdall aptly named “Moon”
I was super impressed by her collection and got her to share her thoughts and aspirations.“There are many sides to being a woman” says Uche. “Most women today have multifaceted lives- wife, mother, friend, employee, employer and lots more. The pieces I’ve created are for women who live life or want to live life to the fullest. They can be worn from business meetings to cocktails with the girls to catch up on all the latest gossip, taking the kids to the park or even for that romantic walk with the one you love. There is something for everyone, the Soho fashionista, bohemian at heart, preppy pretty or adventurous style addict. The underlying theme across the eclectic line is happiness, I’d love my designs to evoke happiness, because that’s the one feeling we all need for all our different roles as women”.
I shall certainly be rocking one of these pieces.
Bags by YEMISII
The Zali collection by Uche
3d urban tee -N6K
3d urban tee-patches –N8K
boho-style hoodie “Shroud” – N8k
one piece maxi dress “loophole”-20k
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Photography: Moussa Moussa
Styling: Ezinne Chinkata
Make-up: Banke Meshida-Lawal
Model: Chika Emmanuella for Elite Models