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Phyllis Taylor of Sika Designs launches the Bow Boutique in Accra – Your Invitation & the Blossom Collection Lookbook



Africa continues to emerge as the new hotbed for fashion. With international designers and fashion brands seeking opportunities for collaboration and business ventures, African designers in diaspora and coming back home to develop their brands as well.

UK-based designer Phyllis Taylor of Sika Designs will be launching the Bow Boutique in Accra this weekend. The boutique will be the exclusive retailer of Sika in Ghana.

We always get an awesome reaction from BN readers when we feature Sika lookbooks and the Blossom Collection will certainly tickle your style buds. There is something so simple yet chic about this.
Do you agree?

Sika Designs – Blossom Collection

Movenpick Ambassador Hotel
Independent Avenue
1st floor retail unit 13B
Ridge, Accra
Tel: +233 570179677


  1. Ms. Jayee

    January 24, 2012 at 11:12 am


    • LindsayLohan

      January 26, 2012 at 5:18 am



  2. flesym

    January 24, 2012 at 11:19 am

    stress-less elegance…

  3. Tee

    January 24, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Exquisite!!! feeling the black model shaaa ( :

  4. imohazel

    January 24, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Oh wow!I want to go there!!Just beautiful!!!

  5. Anon

    January 24, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Sika’s collections are always very nice. This new one is FAB! I love her clothes, i cant wait to go to the store…. Nice 1!

  6. Tee

    January 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Nice pieces. simple & elegant

  7. eesha

    January 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I love this designs so much, simple yet classy.

  8. mimi

    January 24, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    every single piece is beautiful..oohh wow less is indeed more

  9. BeautyFULL

    January 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm


  10. Ronke

    January 24, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! Models look stunning..

  11. Monica

    January 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    This collection is simply elegant and regal. I cannot wait to bring a piece back to the US for my sister!

  12. ralie

    January 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm


  13. Lady G

    January 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm


  14. adenike

    January 24, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    W……..O…………W!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD JOB!!!

  15. bukky

    January 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    WOW!Gorgeous models

  16. Tiki

    January 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    I love the fabrics, and the fit. brilliant.

  17. Akosua

    January 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    She is the best in my opinion. Love Sika Designs – absolutely clean cut and not trying too hard (like many do). Gosh this new movenpick hotel so what is it – everybody has a store there now, Na wah ohh – Everything is under the roof of movenpick accra now

  18. Ndidi

    January 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    By any means possible, I will buy some, if not all of these outfits. This is stupendous! I am in awe. WOW!!!!!!!!!!

  19. kerie

    January 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I’m very impressed. Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Naveah

    January 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    LOVE IT ALL!!! I may not be able to wear it all but there are ALL gorgeous!

  21. ida

    January 24, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    simply B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L

  22. Truth be told

    January 24, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    one word: exquisite!

  23. Akpeno

    January 24, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Lovely Dresses! I could definitely wear those… my only beef is the use of a white model…. it’s distracting and frankly I don’t think “our” styles and prints suit them…. I know I know….. sounds racist doesn’t it?….but that’s how I feel….

  24. Ijeoma

    January 24, 2012 at 10:44 pm


    it does not sound racist at all. At a time when black models are competing to get the scraps left over by white models. Its so sad that African fashion labels deem it fit to cast white models. I suppose they still subscribe to the notion that if a white model wears it, it makes it couture.

    apart from that. None of these designs are fantastic. I just came back from Naija and my tailor at ogbete market was more inspiring.

  25. them

    January 25, 2012 at 12:28 am

    the black models are beautiful! please stop using white models! i dont know how many Black Models Fendi uses in their Fashion Spread!! the outfits dont even look good on the white model! please just stop it

  26. lol

    January 25, 2012 at 3:19 am


  27. toyosi

    January 25, 2012 at 5:29 am


  28. Okechukwu Ofili

    January 25, 2012 at 5:34 am

    I don’t know if I view this for clothes or for the models…lord forgive me…

  29. brittany

    January 25, 2012 at 6:09 am

    i beg where can i order online?dont they have a website or something?

  30. eye

    January 25, 2012 at 6:41 am

    Beautiful but not original

  31. Joy

    January 25, 2012 at 7:06 am

    by the way, these designs are nice, and the white model does a good job! and the black model is beautiful!

  32. Lee69

    January 25, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Oh, such beautiful creation… Fabulousity in any way u look at it. I see couple of things I can wear. Well done!!!

  33. Wow

    January 25, 2012 at 7:56 am

    What’s the Name of the Black Model?
    Imma marry her!lol

  34. ij

    January 25, 2012 at 8:01 am

    very clean designs , fluff free!

  35. DAN

    January 25, 2012 at 8:11 am

    ooooo My God.These are really nice pics

  36. Ice queen

    January 25, 2012 at 9:15 am

    i am totally feeling these black models.. beautiful! and the designs are simple yet classy.

  37. feyi

    January 25, 2012 at 9:57 am


  38. ally

    January 25, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Very nice designs but frankly none of them are new or overly exciting. Nothing that makes me go wow! I want that or I’ll have my tailor make me that. No embellishments,extraordinary fabrics or new twists on existing designs. I really don’t see what the fuss is all about.

  39. Traditionalbay

    January 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

    the more you look, the less you see my dear…

  40. honeymix

    January 25, 2012 at 11:06 am

    i luv all d styles,infact i had snap them on my fone 2 give my tailor cos i’m looking for some diff styles sha.will combine evrything 2 bring out something nice.

  41. Mena Oudha

    January 25, 2012 at 11:27 am

    wow….! lovely

  42. nush

    January 25, 2012 at 11:36 am

    OMG!!! am in love….

  43. Berry Choco-Latte

    January 25, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    LOVE the photography! Even though the designs are quite simple and have been done by others, the pictures are great and make me want to buy their stuff.

  44. Abi

    January 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    If the designer is going to diversify her model selection why did she not add asain models in the mix? I can only therefore conclude that the designer is trying to target her specific market, which I am afraid she’s got it wrong by casting the white girl. Fortunately,the majority of your market will be brown skin nubians and so therefore my dear, free your mind! Do you see the Chinese engage in this nonsense?!!!!

  45. Abi

    January 25, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Oh by the way Phyllis take inspiration from JBL, no white model insight on her look book but yet she has managed to cross over Internationally

    • LindsayLohan

      January 26, 2012 at 5:19 am


  46. Jules

    January 25, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Fantastic….. Please no discrimination….Models are perfect whether Red indian or purple Albino! Good job!

  47. Doubie

    January 25, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Oh so pretty! i love…….

  48. eyes

    January 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Not by force to use a white model quite awful, but the black model was just working it effortlessly…clothes are great

  49. Debbi

    January 25, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    super duper elegant and sophisticated designs…i love this designer..I’m nigerian born but live in the States and totally disatisfied with what i see nigerian designers make-so not fitting for the western market,unlike this right here,so ready to wear, something u kind find in a retail or dept’tal store

  50. lovely

    January 25, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Phyllis has done it again – GBAM! girl you’re just soaring higher and higher -from our Selfridges day – i love it – so wearable – simple, sexy, elegant – Gbam! my Ghanaian sister – keep repping dearie
    White model, black model, green model people will still talk – at the end of the day do what is true to you – if you want a multicultural line then it must be represented in your model choice – and if peeps want to complain girl leave them – shuu if it bugs you that much why not start your own line – Go Phyllis, Go Sika!

  51. Akosua

    January 26, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Dont listen to all the arant nonsense some are talking about here. Do you boo, Use a mixture of models – WHite, Black Chinese etc. Cos you will be making a HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE mistake if you only target blacks as your target market. You are an international brand not a narrow minded african brand. Dont listen to all the nonsense. All your models are beautiful phyllis – Ko su na ye diye wu ye – Menfi obiara.

    2012 tis bout time we think beyond narrowmindedness. We now live in a global world

    • Mansa

      January 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      Well Said!!

    • mature

      October 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm


      You couldnt have said it better. Thats why we cant progress in this world. All of you talking dont go vacationing in the white world (Europe and USA) please stay in your black Africa and get your clothes and whatelse you go for outside your black Africa.

  52. Cynthia Fayomi

    January 26, 2012 at 1:52 am

  53. Titi

    January 26, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Nice fabrics but the only design that i like is the mini skirt on the black model…. its just an ok collection IMO.

  54. nikky

    January 26, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Nigerians dey vex sha,haba even if am racist at some point i feel the out fit on the white model is wondaful,luvly designs.

  55. Oma

    January 26, 2012 at 9:58 am


    January 26, 2012 at 11:44 am

    chai….the black model makes me wanna weewee on my body!!! she’s hot!!! *adjusts rusty halo*

  57. cathy

    January 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    lovely lovely!!!

  58. tayoor

    January 26, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    beautiful designs and luvly models

  59. Rachael Williams

    January 26, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Hey Everyone, awww thank you all for your lovely comments about me. It was a pleasure working with Phyllis and an honour to model for her. I do hope to be back in ghana soon so cant wait to collect a few designs. Thanks again to you all. Anyone on twitter? @itsrachaeljw

  60. Afrakomah

    January 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Great job Sika. This is simple, elegant n nice.i love the fact that its not over the top. some pple are jealouse. Please don’t listen to them. Continue to do the Good Job :-))

  61. Gbenga

    January 26, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    This model is hot hot hot…giving the clothes a run for their money…

  62. Gbenga

    January 26, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    The black model I mean – she is smoking hot … I am still blowing off the steam here 😉

  63. Mknight

    January 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    LindsayLohan, please get a life!!! Great job Sika

  64. alberto

    January 27, 2012 at 12:51 am

    fabulous designs, stayed at MOVENPICK AMBASSADOR HOTEL,ACCRA,GHANA for two nites last month its so magnificent.

  65. veve

    January 27, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Very nice! I love the color the design, etc… As a parisian, I would love to buy your clothes!

  66. Ginika

    January 27, 2012 at 7:44 am

    Gorg! Gorg! Divinely pieced together. If I could afford all of it, I would buy all of it.

  67. CaRaMeL sExY nOnI

    January 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    The black chick looks delicious…….the white looks good in her outfit, both look gawgious!!! i like

  68. Amazing Grace

    January 27, 2012 at 3:29 pm

  69. phoenix

    January 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    wow, very simple and classy… am proud to be African!!!!

  70. cutie

    January 27, 2012 at 9:12 pm


  71. Ester

    January 27, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    i love the designing, gorgeous

  72. ivy

    January 28, 2012 at 1:19 am

    i totally LOVE all d pieces.those hating on d white model,d black models in europe,america n even asia r being showcased plus i think she did quite well.d black model was just d icing on d cake.n for those saying their tailors can sew these n d pieces aint original,too bad!their tailors arent obviously being showcased in bellanaija for a reason.CORRECTION:there are TAILORS and there are DESIGNERS!ur tailor can sew what d designer designs #word!if ur tailor has got finesse then thats a good tailor,still not a designer …#truetalk

  73. Debbi

    January 28, 2012 at 2:23 am

    Totally agree with Akosua’s i said in my comment above..its so international,ready to wear,something to be picked up from a retail or dept’l fashion store..

  74. Tosheee

    January 28, 2012 at 8:51 am

    i totally agree wiv ivy tailor ko sewer ni abeg no dey compare tins like dat wen mansions are talkin face me i slap u shuld just kip quiet o tailor ma foot, nice pieces all d same dey ALL rock

  75. popoola omolade

    January 31, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Totally GORG!

  76. Bukky Idowu

    February 24, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Well done phyliss, for those who have never heard of Sika Designs, she was one of the very first people in London to use ankara and have a boutique. She has been around longer than JBL(who I love) and LD so theres no copying here. Im all for empowering black models, however she is or was based in a predominantly white area who buy her clothes, and as a marketing strategy it makes perfect sense to appeal to all markets orange, purple etc, does it really matter? Its time for Africans to dress the white nation since they have been dressing black folks for centurys.
    Again Sika, im so proud of you, this is a very fresh clean collection, effortless and I’m so glad you’ve managed to keep up the good fight for all these years as a London based designer. e no easy o!!!

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