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The 2011 ‘Sophisma Collection’ by Sally Bawa



Nigerian fashion label, Sally Bawa has been running for 10years now and offers its clients ready-to-wear and exclusive pieces. BN featured the designer brand a couple of months ago during the Emerging Fashion Talent Week. The Entrée collection by the brand was well received by our readers, and I am guessing the Sophisma will be because it continues on the idea.

‘Sophisma’ is a Greek word from which the word Sophomore is derived, it means ‘in turn from’ or ‘second’. The Sophisma Collection is a follow up to our previous collection, the 2011 Entree´ Collection. It features slight alterations of some of our old bestsellers and the introduction of a few new designs. It is playful, relaxed and colorful and features pieces that fit most parts of our lifestyle. Be it a lazy Saturday with friends, an evening out with the lads, a quiet evening with the significant other and a good selection for a get away.- Sally Bawa

The ready-to-wear collection of men and womenswear is comprised of pieces which combine the ease of  being every-day chic with an allure for sophistication. It’s clean, wearable day and evening pieces.

View full collection below:

Sally Julcit Bawa
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Sally Bawa Studio
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Credits: Photography – Kushymore|Stylist– Maryanne Alabi|Models– Sade Akintade and Laide|Location– De marquee

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  1. asabe

    June 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Nice collection doesn’t even look African so unique

    • Blossom

      June 11, 2011 at 12:32 pm

      Nice outfits but the model is so obviously not professional. Sowwy #MyTake

  2. tumi's

    June 9, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    yaay! First to comment. Nice pieces, love most of them

    • Asake Jujube

      June 9, 2011 at 8:27 pm


  3. baberutty

    June 9, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I love i love….

  4. bobbydox

    June 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Nigerian Fashion designers are good no doubt about that but one thing is for sure you all should stop using this weird and one way concept for your shoot even if your collections is the best, but if the pictures portraying them are not catchy sorry it goes no way BRANDING IS VERY IMPORTANT

  5. eve

    June 9, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    waouh j’adoooooooooooooooooooooore la collection est superbe

  6. Chloe

    June 9, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    BORING! Nigerian designers need to come up with new ideas. These are clothes i can get in very cheap high street stores. You can make plain clothes look fabulous simply by styling them very well. Y’all need to go back to your drawing board. SNOOZEFEST!

    • dami

      June 10, 2011 at 10:56 pm

      god bless ur – mehn…. i mean they continue doin it thanks to the ppl that come here in awe to something i saw on forever 21 last yr… hisss… i dint see anything new here at all… these arent even fashion shoots… more like they r showin makeup….


    June 9, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I need that last gown in my life ASAP

  8. nky

    June 9, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    lovely piece…..really beautiful, i’d love to wear.

  9. royalhottie

    June 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    lovely! lovely! lovely!

  10. dedicated website hosting

    June 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    i am in love with these dresses hoping to have all such dresses

  11. Iya2

    June 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Laide and Sade look fab!
    Lovely pieces too

  12. boo

    June 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Sade i see you…looking good

    Men the guy is delicious looking…..dang

  13. fashionnloverr

    June 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    ooooooo i <3

  14. Susan

    June 9, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    A Good DLSR Camera and Adobe Photoshop does Wonders. I need to invest in one.

  15. Susan

    June 9, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    What city were the photos taken – naija or london?

  16. love dat ting

    June 9, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Best part of is, the ladies clothes would be great on girls of any size. Brilly!

  17. Fab junkie

    June 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Nice, wearable but nothing different or outstanding. Good effort n finishing tho.

  18. moi

    June 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    i luv d pink gown cos her boobs look full but in d black one nothing, y ? all d same cute.

  19. Nigeriangirl

    June 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    @ Susan: d pictures were taken in Lagos…..De marque (mega plaza) to be precise.
    okay collection…..

  20. eva

    June 9, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    She’s cute and omg he’s sexy. I like that they didn’t use the typical stick thin models for this. as the title says the style is relaxed and playful and the pics show just that. They look like 2 people just chilling on a Saturday. I love most of the dresses and would love to add some of them to my collection.

  21. freal

    June 9, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Abegi! This is BS. You find – like this @ new look and other high street shops. Abeg borrow a leaf from Deola Sagos. KMFT

  22. nikx

    June 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    They also have a bespoke collection, tried out her designs after so much hearsay and to say i was whao-ed is an understatement. impressed by the creativity. nice work

  23. fashionista

    June 9, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    nice clothes, good finishing. guys this is from their ready to wear collection. they have a bespoke line but as we all know, deola sagoe doesnt sell – so this is where the money is. and is there new look in nigeria? abeg commend when u need to commend and stop hating. good work sally bawa keep the good work up. shiorrr.

  24. keisha*

    June 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    nice….but the collection is so cliche.


    June 9, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    i love the simplicity

  26. Baby Dee

    June 9, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Sade i see you!!!! Looking good babe

  27. Buki

    June 9, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    everybody is a critic….have you looked at the so called season designers to see that there is nothing new under the sun, but nigerian designers should go back to their drawing board. some people suffer from delusion on grandeur….they should make clothes of a certain style so that you can all say its not wearable, get real! D&G, M.Kors are making similar dresses season after seasons but then they are geniuses…but for this women they have to go to hell and back to please. Get a life and do better if you dare! enough whinning Ms Chloe

  28. Miss P.H.C.

    June 9, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Grade: A

    LOVE that last dress!

  29. Peperempe

    June 9, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Look I have no problem with collections like this one; I only take issue when they are priced like designer pieces without the detailing & quality to match the price.

    The clothes are perfectly wearable and decent but I hope the prices are decent as well because Naija designers and piss-taking no be today!

    P.S I like that the model has killer curves and isn’t some tsick-thin prototype with a nervous face. I also noticed that she isn’t holding her waist and hunching her back in a bid to look “High Fashion”!!!!

  30. maryam mohammed

    June 9, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    very elegant collection, something I would love to wear!
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  31. thetalkativeone

    June 9, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I like the collection. Its practical and wearable. Not everyone wants big loud and innovative! yes the fabrics are not fab, but i’m guessing the lady tried to at least start somewhere… I like that last dress..they way it falls is lovely..

  32. Yuds

    June 9, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I want all the clothes and the men too! Thank you!

  33. Franklyne

    June 9, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I really hate to say this, but this is one boring ordinary collection. Simple clothes and understated elegance….yes but nothing high octane about it. Why would i buy a designer label if it wont make my pals die out of envy?

  34. Tochi

    June 9, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    lovely collection, simple and chic

  35. Roli

    June 9, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Nice, very wearable and simple….it’s obviously meant to be everyday so it good quality look fro naija.

  36. AWEEZY

    June 10, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Who made u guys models lol just kiddn, looks good!

  37. Na so!

    June 10, 2011 at 2:39 am

    welldone *yawn* this things dey balogun jo and the accessories u can use whatever works best but all the same God bless ur hustle Sally its not easy at all.

  38. Mary007

    June 10, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Nice. Are they really made in Nigeria?

  39. e-bukun

    June 10, 2011 at 7:21 am

    And the difference between yours and everyone else’ is?

  40. avid

    June 10, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Ahn ahn, striking photos, the model did them justice, and most of the clothes, I could totally wear. Congrats on a nice collection and successful showcase of it.


    June 10, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Me likey!!!

  42. Aibee

    June 10, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Nice clothes and the models totally ‘wore’ them. Well done.

  43. Nne Somebody

    June 10, 2011 at 10:39 am

    The guy is fine sha. That’s all me I saw.

  44. Ekene

    June 10, 2011 at 10:50 am

    The Model for menswear modeled only a pair of trouser through out

  45. Dee Dee

    June 10, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Nice….. i like the the cloths and accessories combo.

  46. Tyna

    June 10, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    they ar all nice collections n gud to go anytyme

  47. Maamsy

    June 10, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    sexy! sassy!

  48. dangel eyez

    June 10, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    nicee but I wish the models did not sit down in almost all the pictures. They hid the beautiful outfits .

  49. coco

    June 11, 2011 at 1:15 am

    gawd!!i love ’em all,especially d blue piece with beaded neck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. amur

    June 11, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    the collection is amazing but its not about the models its about the clothes them sitting down you cant even see the clothes they need to showcase the clothes makes us want to buy them … the was a big failure on your part

  51. amaka

    June 13, 2011 at 10:09 am

    really nice. nuffin outta d norm tho. just saying,but hey kudos to d effort at all.

  52. xyzee

    June 13, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    prefer her first collection. this is okay sha.

  53. Sarah

    June 13, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    The models are sexy! Especially the guy! I love the clothes! Very wearable

  54. amawiziee

    June 14, 2011 at 8:17 am


  55. bachellorette

    June 14, 2011 at 10:20 am

    nice collection…me likey!

  56. DIVAZU

    June 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    they aint new……but i love the gowns…and like one of my sis above said…i need them in my life asap…lol!!!

  57. yeye

    June 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    nothing spectacular,especially the guys. they are clothes you see all the time…

  58. kokolette

    June 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    very comfy n sexy 2! in a very subtle way!! i luv!!1

  59. debutante

    June 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    beautiful photos…. nice and simple outfits.. hope d price tags share the same simplicity if not, its not worth it.

  60. hauwa dauda

    June 15, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Nice collection but it looks more like a stylist, showing us how to combine pieces & put together an outfit. I have similar clothes in my closet, from Next, forever 21 & Mango to name a few & now I know new ways to combine them. Why is Sally Bawa still “emerging” after 10years?

  61. TOYIN

    June 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm


  62. MSC

    June 21, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Something non-african, different, but looks great…

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