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Presenting “Terra Firma”! The Spring/Summer 2012 Collection by Mina Evans – Lookbook & Backstage Video

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We have had our eyes locked on Mina Evans ever since the Ghanaian label launched in December 2010 by Mina Evans-Anfom. Since then, the brand has blossomed with a budgening clientele and creative collaborations with Vlisco.
Here is the brand new collection from Mina Evans – “Terra Firma“. Mina tells us all about the inspiration and influences for this collection.

“Terra Firma” is a Latin word meaning “firm or solid ground”, the collection intricately incorporates the tie dye technique creating a luxurious marble effect accentuated with beads imported from Czech Republic.

The collection is inspired by the earth with dominant base tones of orange, beige, mustard and brown . Splashes of teal and white are added for softness through the use of raw silks and chiffons. Pieces in the collection include elegant form fitting dresses with impeccable detailing using hand picked embellishments – a signature of the brand.

The collection has been carefully designed to ensure a beautiful marriage of elegance and simplicity without compromising on style and glamour.

View the Collection

Check out the backstage scenes from the photo shoot

Contact: To get in touch with Mina Evans

59 Comments

  1. PoisonIvy

    January 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    ping!

  2. PoisonIvy

    January 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    nice collection, i love the outfits

  3. Damsel

    January 18, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I don’t know if is the model that am in love with or the collection.

    • auntie

      January 18, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      #truth!

    • fokasibe

      January 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      Ah! A thought that expresses my feelings…….

  4. Cynthia

    January 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Thank you Bella Naija!! Simple, elegant and stylish by Mina Evans. Hooraayyy to stylish tie dyeing!!!

  5. jane

    January 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    D tie&dye shrt gwn wwiv beads in frrnt is mii faavryt! Odas rjst der but wwrk wass putt in

  6. OlannaBabyCakes

    January 18, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    lovely

  7. dami

    January 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    WOW!! The clothes and the model are FLAWLESS!! Just Wow!!
    Kudos Mina Evans

  8. Zubair

    January 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Nice one Bella Naija

  9. Demmy

    January 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I love the use of yellow. It’s beautiful.

  10. looters

    January 18, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    I’ll be honest, without the video I would have thought the collection (judging from the photos) are average or below

  11. Lady Jaye

    January 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    i really like the Tie-Die. It gives it a different and welcome feel from the African print that we’ve been seeing all over the place.

    I like that she used other fabrics too.
    And the model is good too. She doesn’t overshadow the clothes with any gymnastics, so you can just focus on the clothes.

    • goldfinch

      January 21, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      i like the way you used the word “gymnastics” LOL

  12. Blossom

    January 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    The chiffon-like top with the jeans is the nicest outfit. *yawn* at the rest.

  13. chiberry

    January 18, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    this is a lovely collection…love the way all the dresses enhances the body shape..

  14. Myne Whitman

    January 18, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Beautiful model and great designs. Love it!

  15. tatafo

    January 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    lovely! the colors work very well together and the model is super pretty

  16. sunshine

    January 18, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    C’est chic!

  17. Beautiful!

    January 18, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Wow. The Darker the Berry, the Sweeter the Juice. The darker the flesh, the Deeper the Roots…

    I normally for Half-castes/Mixed-race Girls, but This Girl is a Goddess. Black is Really Beautiful.

  18. Temiloluwa

    January 18, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    the model is so pretty… the clothes are too.

  19. haha

    January 18, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Fresh and clean and nice style for spring. However I don’t see the element of “firm or solid ground”. Still a beautiful collection

  20. Chikalaka

    January 19, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Love the model!!! Black is beautiful and smooth…..

  21. no dignity

    January 19, 2012 at 6:51 am

    I’ve seen dis b4. Some of us Nigerians dnt undrstnd wht fashion design is all abt. Thrs no inspiration in all dis. All we r seein is beautifl yelow fabrics. No creativity in it. I knw u all wil agree wv me. As a fashion designer u shd b able to create sth dt is unique n difff. Nawa o! That’s y evry tom dick n harry calls himslf or herrslf a designer. The model did it for me! Dts al I c here. Kudos

  22. captain

    January 19, 2012 at 7:55 am

    This is absolutely beautiful…..one of d best designs I’ve seen on BN….

  23. fashion icon

    January 19, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Now this is a designer……*SUPERB, PERFECT!

  24. Ob Abenser

    January 19, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Congratulations Mina, was a pleasure working with you on the behind the scenes video and thanks to Bella Naija for putting our video up.

  25. Priscy

    January 19, 2012 at 9:53 am

    nice

  26. Omo

    January 19, 2012 at 10:26 am

    The model is sooo beautiful and I like the collection 🙂

  27. Lue

    January 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

  28. fabulous_guy

    January 19, 2012 at 10:32 am

    nice use of colour, minimalist…..otherwise would have been a boring collection

  29. funmi

    January 19, 2012 at 10:41 am

    They are all lovely

  30. Touchedbyanangel

    January 19, 2012 at 11:17 am

    These collections are simply beautify! and the sewing is extremely intact. the models carriage too in unbeatable.

  31. Kaiser Phemi

    January 19, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Photoshop or not, that’s a gorgeous model!! Nice collections too.

  32. cathy

    January 19, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    @Beautiful, it is politically incorrect and offensive to call someone half cast the right terminology is mixed race because they are of mixed origin (PARENTS). Thanks

  33. Kemi

    January 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Black is truly BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    Love the collection…

  34. onyx

    January 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I love it, there’s a fresh feel to her styling. I’ll be looking to see what else is forthcoming from this designer…

  35. marvel

    January 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Beautiful model

  36. Rhecks

    January 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Job well done Mina Evans! The designs are cool and do not portray flamboyant aesthetics.
    I also think her designs are a good diversion from the ubiquitous ankara dresses that have shadowed the creativity of many a good designer. BN, keep up the good work!

  37. Okechukwu Ofili

    January 19, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    The Model…the end!

  38. nneka

    January 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Love the jeans!

  39. larrisa

    January 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    What a refreshing collection its making me smmmmmile! Kudos to the designer but isabella the make up artist is my favourite
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxox

    • Femi

      January 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      Me too I love her voice and her eyes and the make up was beautiful. Would love to book her for something. Overall great job, i didnt know Ghana had it in them you know. Does isabella have contact details? 🙂

  40. Grace Okono

    January 19, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Can you teach me how to do that? I love it.

  41. Chybouze

    January 20, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Nice shape, nice model, nice beauty, nice photography, nice light control and adjustment, nice creative concepts, nice outfits, nice physiognomy, nice… , everything nice. Bella is this ur hand work?

  42. shy baby

    January 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    i love

  43. fashion icon

    January 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    @no dignity: excuse u???some of us knw exactly wat she has done and if u r intuned wit real authenticity, u will c dat Mina Evans is definitely in d league of high-end designers in Nigeria,her use of simple yellow as u put it and turning it into a simple master piece now dats style.do u think its d senseless color blocking tht is style or d fact that Nigerians have turned Ankara into an eye sore, pls take back wat u said…d fact tht U HAVE NO CLUE as to wat style and design is all about,dat dsn’t mean dis woman’s work isn’t splendid.nyway like u said some of us are mre intuned wit style and class and not the horrendious fashion frenzy happenin’ all around.u said it urself nt every tom,dick and harry probably u inclusive has an eye for style, try nt to live up to ur name….’No Dignity’….*seriously*lol.Mina Evans does it for mi….

  44. olubukola

    January 20, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    very pretty model…..

  45. Tosin

    January 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I love the body. The clothes are lovely too.

  46. mary007

    January 21, 2012 at 1:06 am

    CREATIVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  47. bb

    January 21, 2012 at 1:57 am

    This model is damn too beautiful!!!she takes the attention off the designs,jeez!cool n creative designs anyway.

  48. chioma

    January 21, 2012 at 4:50 am

    @Jane, pls write legibly…it is so ghetto to write the way you did on a public forum…#hugesigh.

  49. sisiekomi

    January 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  50. Ada

    January 21, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Wow, am so in love with this collection. Congrats Mina Evans……..keep up the good work!

  51. Berry Choco-Latte

    January 21, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I thought the collection was pretty ok. BUT I literally did a double-take at the white/yellow top combined with the yellow pants – BEAUTIFUL!

    http://ajebutternysc.blogspot.com

  52. Cynthia Fayomi

    January 21, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    lovely collection
    http://liveloveandbefabulous.blogspot.com/ Triple JD and Coke 🙂

  53. NaijaGurl

    January 23, 2012 at 2:23 am

    2 Words: Black Beauty

  54. doll

    January 24, 2012 at 11:37 am

    like the one with the jeans

  55. Muse Origins

    January 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    These are sooo lovely. My best is the white dress with golden fringes at the back

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