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2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week: Eki Orleans presents “Heritage”



Raised in Lagos, Nigeria with German roots, Hazel Aggrey-Orleans is the designer behind the fast- rising Eki Orleans label. This collection consisted chic and contemporary pieces.

Official Collection Description
During the creation stage for this collection, Hazel found inspiration in objects that symbolized music and movement. Through exploring the rich history of Africa, Hazel was quite taken with the calabash musical instrument and its importance in African culture. Referencing the sensual shape of the calabash and its melodic, mellow and earthy rhythms, Hazel created prints that are bold, feminine and in a word stunning.

Each print tells a story and coupled with the delicate draping, curve-enhancing and flowing silhouettes of the collection, Hazel has created a design narrative that invokes the feelings of joy, freedom and sensuality associated with the rhythmic sounds of the calabash. As a result, this collection allows the wearer to celebrate history in a modern, fresh and high fashion way.


Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi for Insigna


  1. Linda

    March 10, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    she knows a lot about colors..nice collection!

  2. Juwon

    March 10, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    My tailor- TISBOD would sew these outfits neater than her tailors have and for a far more cheaper price….

    • Miss B

      March 10, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      Juwon her stuff are produce in China, I think the issue here is to do with the fitting with the models.

      Nice collection

    • fokasibe

      March 12, 2012 at 11:07 am

      This your Tailor tosbod sef!!!! Enough already with the free advertising, We are not biting!

    • chacha

      March 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      looooooool you could have a serie with Tisbod loool hilarious comments

  3. Onyx

    March 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Her pieces are feminine and pretty, they’ll translate nicely in my wardrobe 🙂

  4. Freedom

    March 10, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    nothing unique

  5. bukioni

    March 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I really like the prints she used x

  6. Dee-USA

    March 10, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    She ‘s good with the colors. Not much to say beyond that. Guessing we didn’t get to see the full collection since we don’t see Amina on the runway and the girl with the orange sleeves in the first picture.

  7. mee

    March 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Arise Magazine Fashion week*inserts yawn smiley* nothing new.

    • Jimmy

      March 11, 2012 at 8:10 am

      Asin ehnnnnn! I just can’t!

  8. dorothy

    March 10, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    i like dis a lil….

  9. fabulous_guy

    March 10, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    I had high hopes for her! What happened! No theme no signature piece no story….bland and boring

  10. woteva

    March 11, 2012 at 3:43 am

    All these designs at AMFW have been extremely non-creative and boring

  11. mich

    March 11, 2012 at 7:36 am

    ok this is my worst so far….love the prints, hate the lack of creativity

  12. marvel

    March 11, 2012 at 9:11 am

    So far, the comments truly reflect the ‘designs’. Some of the textiles make the very simple dresses that yes, can be sewn by road side tailors. Arise, PLEASE be serious…

  13. Aj

    March 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Please juwon can I have tisbod’s number. I need it ASAP. Thanks

  14. lol

    March 11, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Eki well done jare…..

  15. Obi

    March 11, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    A statement of elegance and poise. Well done.

  16. Efi

    March 11, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Eki rocks. Whenever i wear one of her pieces i get a lot of attention. By the way, who are these “tailors” able to create collections we have never seen?

  17. Beebee

    March 11, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    at Juwon… can i have ur tailors (TISBOD contact DETAILS?before she starts showcasin at arise?

  18. love

    March 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    @juwon, we need TISBOD’s details…..ah ahn

  19. pynk

    March 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    nothing fascinating

  20. chacha

    March 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    hey Juwon looooooool you could have a serie with Tisbod loool hilarious comments

  21. nneka

    March 13, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Hmmmmmm nice

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