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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


  1. them

    March 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    just stunning!! wow

  2. Sexxie

    March 11, 2012 at 8:43 pm

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

  3. 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

    • Addy

      March 11, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      who be that?

  4. ngozi

    March 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Amede, simply stunning. Big ups girl!!

  5. 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.

  6. TessySays

    March 11, 2012 at 9:35 pm


  7. Daisy

    March 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    My 3rd best!! Mwah!

  8. dorothy

    March 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm

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

  9. Jolie

    March 11, 2012 at 10:37 pm


  10. baby cake

    March 11, 2012 at 11:28 pm

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

  11. 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!

    • Ty

      March 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm


  12. Francesca

    March 11, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Beautiful collection. Nicely done!

  13. Miss Pepeye

    March 12, 2012 at 12:00 am

    @ bebe. Very funny but VALID prayer. Amen

  14. Truth be told

    March 12, 2012 at 12:27 am

    i love the African looks. well done

  15. 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

  16. OmoBolanle

    March 12, 2012 at 2:40 am


  17. 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.

  18. kikiFashion

    March 12, 2012 at 7:43 am

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

  19. ms pretty

    March 12, 2012 at 8:07 am

    am not a fan of prints, but nice collections

  20. 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 ádd’? Apologies. I meant to say that the collections unveil the beauty that lies in tradition.

  21. MISSY

    March 12, 2012 at 8:40 am


  22. 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.

  23. MOI!

    March 12, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Love IT!!!!

  24. fokasibe

    March 12, 2012 at 10:46 am

    There’s certainly something about this collection……

  25. 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!

  26. Personal Shopper

    March 12, 2012 at 10:54 am

  27. 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.

  28. Jelly

    March 12, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Stunning! 🙂

  29. 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!

  30. MARY

    March 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm


  31. pynk

    March 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm


  32. 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

  33. nkiru

    March 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm

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

  34. sunny

    March 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    pretty collection though Millen’s outfit looks like a bathrobe

  35. mo latifah

    March 12, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    fabulous wearable for all occassions amede you rock God bless

  36. 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!

  37. clairebaby

    March 14, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Truly african, decent and creative. 2 thumbs up sister

  38. mide

    March 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    i luvvvvvvv

  39. Ejiwunmi

    May 10, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    My fellow muslim sisters ur style is here

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