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Africa Fashion Week 2011: Maki Oh



This is my best collection from Maki-Oh so far! With this collection, the brand remains worthy of its deserved praise amongst fashion enthusiasts. The “mise-en-scene”  of the S/S 12 collection is articulated in precise and clean finishing. Structured cuts and silhouettes, geometric prints and patterns,  a mix of sheer and velvet fabrics give the collection its appeal. I love how she works with textures. In presenting body conscious and more fluid silhouettes she plays  into the rhetoric of a refined, artistic construction with the woman as the body of work.

View the collection below:

Ph0to Credit: Simon Deiner / SDR Photo


  1. Lue

    October 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    and people will come and say things like “very wearable”…..pleaseeeeee, where can i wear these to??? its like being naked. not hating

    • x

      October 25, 2011 at 6:18 pm

      That’s what camisoles are for biko. Don’t u wear chiffon?

  2. Sugabelly

    October 24, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I find it problematic that she’s using traditional Japanese prints. The design of the last dress and the black shorts are a traditional Japanese print that’s at least five hundred years old.

    I often complain about westerners appropriating Nigerian culture but here’s a Nigerian appropriating Japanese culture without crediting and it is NOT cool.

    • x

      October 25, 2011 at 6:21 pm

      I think you’re going out of your way to make an issue out of nothing. Ankara, for instance, isn’t even originally Nigerian. Are designers/creatives no longer allowed to get inspiration from other cultures? Don’t you imitate the japanese anime style in your drawings? confused_dot_com.

    • Think

      October 25, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      Even if she did hows she supposed to credit, have the girls carry a sign saying thanks Japan on the runway, because you do realize this is Ijeoma’s write up and not the designer’s press release on the collection.

  3. candid

    October 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    these dresses ain’t wearable and who is this designer ?

  4. Wholahay

    October 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    These pieces are not wearable , how did she win emerging designer of the year ! gosh my eyes …

  5. MissK!

    October 24, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    It is a fashion show o. not a collection! & she never claimed they were wearable straight off the runway, you’d most likely have to adapt it, not unless you are Lady Gaga

  6. bukioni

    October 24, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I especially love the long print dress, it looks like it’s made from adire. That would look gorge with braided shuku and super winged eyeliner and nice strong brows *sighs*.

  7. lammy

    October 25, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Not feeling it at all

  8. alex

    October 25, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Gosh!! Who are these people?? She never said it was wearable. Its supposed to show her creativity not for you to buy them off the runaway..everyone claiming fashion critic. Pls stfu if you don’t know anything about fashion

    • x

      October 25, 2011 at 6:22 pm


  9. kiki23

    October 25, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    the dress with the boobs showing…hmmm…

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