Phunk Afrique presents “Nightingale” – View The Lookbook

BellaNaija was there when Nigerian fashion brand Phunk Afrique by Funke Ogunde hosted its customers to celebrate the launch of their latest collection.

Now we bring you the lookbook for Nightingale, the new collection. Colourful and bold, with the use of ankara, chiffon and lace, Phunk Afrique presents a collection in line with their feminine yet playful aesthetic. The collection’s lead piece, the nightingale dress, is a floaty floor-length floral print dress with lace sleeves.

From elegant dresses to the jacket with a peek-a-boo back and a wide-leg jumpsuit in line with the trend of the season, there is something for every woman in this collection.

The 'Nightingale' Dress

Photographer: Kola Oshalusi
Models: Omilola Oshikoya

Phunk Afrique Showroom: 23 Bishop Oluwole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Opening Times from 10am – 6.30pm

40 Comments on Phunk Afrique presents “Nightingale” – View The Lookbook
  • tinu August 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    lovely collections!!

  • August 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Very simple and wearable.

  • dordor August 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Love the fabrics>>>

  • Low August 15, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    This look book is below par. Phunk Afrique has been known to do much better! They make some really wonderful pieces (Funke dresses so well, too!) and this look book doesn’t reflect that. Any look book worth doing is worth doing well. Also, the pieces don’t have anything Phunk Afrique about them. They’re all just so…flat. Saying this because I know Funke has it in her to do much, much better (I’ve seen proof) and it may be time for her to go back to the drawing board. Still love Phunk Afrique but I wouldn’t buy any of these pieces.

  • Precious August 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Hi I would like the designers contact details I have a business proposal

  • DU August 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm


  • Orexy August 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    The designs are quite boring, we’ve seen them all before! Funke could do better.

  • qees August 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm


  • tatafo August 15, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I’m usually excited to see a Phunk Afrique lookbook but this is meh. I guess she was trying something different. Phunk Afrique still rocks in my book sha.

    Also, would have been nice to see website and store address details. I know it may have been included in other posts about Phunk Afrique but it’d be helpful not have to go searching through the archives.

  • cathy August 15, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    the prints are quite nice, beautiful one

  • jennifer August 15, 2011 at 3:22 pm


  • show some love August 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Really nice clothes and fabric. Weldone Phunk Afrique

  • foolish talk August 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    When will designers learn about having a cohesive collection. This is all over the shop~~ mehhhh

  • Deiz August 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I totally love all the clothes and I see myself in them. Well done!!!!

  • BN Contributor on all things Fashion August 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Funke really? No oh this is not it at all? Why put it out if its not 100% representative of your brand? NO!

  • faith August 15, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    in love with d third ankara top…..av already copied it to give to my tailor…lol

  • Sisi Yemmie August 15, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Go PhunkAfrique!

  • jenny d genius August 15, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    just too bare ane ordinary

  • eloho August 15, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Really? Hmmmm!

  • BubblyBliss August 15, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Kai! I’ve seen better from Phunk Afrique. Ah ah! Her previous collection was fire! I’m disappointed but still a big fan!

  • Bex August 16, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Not bad at all. At least the clothes are wearable.

  • gbonju August 16, 2011 at 12:20 am


  • Toriola August 16, 2011 at 4:07 am

    mediocre…i don’t get the hype of half of these lagos “designers”…na wa. all you need is 12-20 friends in lagos and you can start ur own clothing line, jewellry line, sandals lines, lacefront wig line..and boom you are a business woman

  • ify o August 16, 2011 at 8:31 am

    drooling over the designs

  • Chiney August 16, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Funke I think you are doing a good job. Keep on keeping on!

  • classy August 16, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    nice but a little bit out of it.

  • Francesca August 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I love the clean fluid lines and elegant simplicity! Lovely collection!

  • Blossom August 16, 2011 at 9:46 pm


  • ike August 16, 2011 at 11:35 pm


  • Sparkle August 17, 2011 at 12:20 am

    This is beyond horrible….so much for a “look book’. How dreadfully ordinary

  • Obi August 17, 2011 at 1:16 am

    I like what I see. These are everyday attires. I don’t think the intended effect was to WOW us, but to give us wearable designs. Some people have said this designer is known for better collections. In that case, my thoughts are that this “collection” is intended to be simple and VERY modest as it appears.

  • angel eyes August 17, 2011 at 9:00 am

    i love the dresses

  • Passerby August 17, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I think Phunk Afrique should advertise good tailoring rather than design. If you go there and give them your style or have her style you then you’ll get a really good piece, but I’m not a fan of their off-the-rack stuff. This is awfully dull and haphazard, no central theme to the collection

    Also, I know how much goes into photography and editing so I feel bad for saying this but these photographs are abysmal 🙁 the airbrushing is not just too much I can’t even figure out what technique was used.. No good


    • Passerby August 17, 2011 at 10:34 am

      Ok I take back the central theme comment, I suppose the “florals” were supposed to do that justice

  • walkingby August 20, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Is Funke a designer or just a lady who wants to make money out of making cloth?this is just too messy and way out of place to be called a “COLLECTION” my dear please give up because designing is not for you…….pls go to a fashion school or something you have a long way to go

  • wisper August 23, 2011 at 12:26 am

    u can do better wit d models…n d designs tooo. Total effect is kinda…damp

  • chioma August 24, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    wearable n fabulous dresses

  • movie junkie October 28, 2011 at 10:01 am

    haba! re: credits, Omilola was not the only model na?!

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