2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week: Amede

While many designers at the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week elected to work with print and real dutch wax, Amede chose two of our historic Nigerian favorites – Adire and Tie-Dye.

Though simple in terms of silhouettes, there was a serene yet sophisticated refinement embodied in this collection.

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi

42 Comments on 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week: Amede
  • them March 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    just stunning!! wow

  • Sexxie March 11, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Congrats Amede! Beautiful pieces & all very decent too. Proud of u Sis!

  • mma March 11, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    did you guys know she is a lawyer and the daughter of renowned write and minister from oguta Flora Nwakauche. HEr designes are stuning i love what she does with our batik and tie and die fabrics

  • ngozi March 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Amede, simply stunning. Big ups girl!!

  • Miss Pepeye March 11, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Ehen, now you’re talking. Its good to see someone put a modern spin on native fabrics rather than just come and re-hash look-alike styles from Milan and Paris like a lot of the previous designers who have showcased have done, and even those that are yet to showcase will predictably do. Thumbs up, Amede.

  • TessySays March 11, 2012 at 9:35 pm


  • Daisy March 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    My 3rd best!! Mwah!

  • dorothy March 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    i looooove d prints of this collection….its definitely one of my top 3.

  • Jolie March 11, 2012 at 10:37 pm


  • baby cake March 11, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    i love love love the prints….. wow!… more of these please

  • bebe March 11, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    i would definitely rock this…lord pls give me a good job in future…so i can spoil myself…Amen!

  • Francesca March 11, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Beautiful collection. Nicely done!


  • Miss Pepeye March 12, 2012 at 12:00 am

    @ bebe. Very funny but VALID prayer. Amen

  • Truth be told March 12, 2012 at 12:27 am

    i love the African looks. well done

  • cool cat March 12, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Refreshing to see a boubou on the runway, not all d half nude clothes that have been parading

  • OmoBolanle March 12, 2012 at 2:40 am


  • Dee-USA March 12, 2012 at 5:09 am

    Thank you! Thank you for using a different fabric from anyone else. It set you apart just by nature of that. She really thought about what style worked best with what fabric. And even better, she lined up her fabrics at the seams. In the current season of Project Runway All-stars, many designers struggle to match their fabrics at the hems or seams, so she gets major kudos. The best thing about this collection isn’t that she showed very good (not necessarily original) designs paired with great fabric choices, it’s that she recognized the audience she was showing it to and chose to use pasties for the model with the see-through caftan. I wish more designers chose to do that.

    I’ll wear most, if not all of her looks. Great job.

  • kikiFashion March 12, 2012 at 7:43 am

    whoooooaaaa..batik reinvented. I love them all. well done amede

  • ms pretty March 12, 2012 at 8:07 am

    am not a fan of prints, but nice collections

  • Uche Briggs March 12, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Awesome collection. AMEDE yet stuns, remarkable pieces that add verve to our African print. Did I say รกdd’? Apologies. I meant to say that the collections unveil the beauty that lies in tradition.

  • MISSY March 12, 2012 at 8:40 am


  • Aibee March 12, 2012 at 8:49 am

    BN Adire is the Youruba bname for tie and dye oh. In essence, she chose one fabric.

  • MOI! March 12, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Love IT!!!!

  • fokasibe March 12, 2012 at 10:46 am

    There’s certainly something about this collection……

  • Brownsugah March 12, 2012 at 10:53 am

    AMEDE!!!! that’s all i can say! Priceless, beautiful, great piece of work here. U too much!

  • Personal Shopper March 12, 2012 at 10:54 am
  • Rex March 12, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Hmmm, not sure if everyone is wowed because she used African or cause the DESIGNS stand tall… For me, im wowed only because I see the potential in the direction she’s following and not by the actual designs… She should work on making batik interesting, modern and exportable.

  • Jelly March 12, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Stunning! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Eggy*Posh March 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Who wud av known dt adire could look dis modern, refreshing and fab…am wowed…d finishing n d thought behind d entire collectn is jst amazing…d designs r not so original bt hw they were done n finished is refreshing!

  • MARY March 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm


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  • lola March 12, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Dee USA, i totally agree with you especially about the part were she used the pasties, i saw a model in another designers outfit with her nipple peaking out and i cringed! this is nigeria 4 christ sakes !we’re still a conservative soceity

    • sunny March 12, 2012 at 9:22 pm

      the Arise Fashion Week is not just targeting Nigerians but the global fashion scene which unfortunately wont get our conservative nature. It was an African fashion week not just n8ja

  • nkiru March 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Sophisticated, elegant, contemporary yet unmistakably African. Great collection from Amede!

  • sunny March 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    pretty collection though Millen’s outfit looks like a bathrobe

  • mo latifah March 12, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    fabulous wearable for all occassions amede you rock God bless

  • Amara March 14, 2012 at 9:39 am

    wow! just wow! I’m proud of your work. I am definitely booking that appointment. Way to go girl!

  • clairebaby March 14, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Truly african, decent and creative. 2 thumbs up sister

  • mide March 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    i luvvvvvvv

  • Ejiwunmi May 10, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    My fellow muslim sisters ur style is here

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