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2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week: Odio Mimonet



Odio Mimonet won the Innovative Designer of the Year award at the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week Awards. The veteran designer presented a vibrant and varied collection! While many designers shied away from using colours, Odio went in the opposite direction with popping colours and lots of sass.



  1. NikkyJay

    March 13, 2012 at 12:42 am

    SIMPLY FAB!Love the Collection.

  2. jane

    March 13, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Too mny diiffernt pieeces. No theme?

    • gbeborun

      March 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm

      Am glad its not just me who noticed, fantastic work,great pieces but it doesn’t come together as a collection

    • Observer....

      March 14, 2012 at 4:50 am

      Exactly. as thinking the same thing.

  3. Jania

    March 13, 2012 at 1:32 am

    A world-class collection. The ideas here are real and show the thinking of a designer, not a tailor. I will look out for Odio Mimonet’s work in the future, I am truly inspired.

    • for realz?

      March 14, 2012 at 11:37 am

      Good luck with your faux inspiration

  4. Babe

    March 13, 2012 at 1:46 am

    This is a collection…definitely wearable….Thumbs up! Great work…

  5. lar

    March 13, 2012 at 3:02 am

    Seems almost everyone drank from the same fountain of inspiration. The difference was in the fabric.

    Would wear some designs- they might be overly priced though:-). Did they have me screaming “fantastic”! Probably not. Did they do a good job? I’d have to agree sans the “girls being on display”. I’m trying to get it oh! Its fashion, but don’t see someone running around in a sheer top or dress with the girls hanging out in Naija.

  6. dorothy

    March 13, 2012 at 3:44 am

    first of al the model in the 11th pic needs serz help ASAP, like wat d hell..!!! n den d one in d 19th pic looks under-aged to start wit and it just seemed like she was sleep walkin on d runway. As for d collection, twas 50-50 for me, some were nice n some were…well…not so nice.

  7. bukky

    March 13, 2012 at 5:10 am

    I love

  8. Raliah

    March 13, 2012 at 5:12 am

    Can practically see myself wearing every single piece. Lovely pieces

  9. Mafia

    March 13, 2012 at 5:58 am

    I can see why its labelled “innovative”. Personally not a fan of mesh, but I do like the 3 I see in her collection. The long skirt is a new take on the see tru versions that are popular; and the print is Fab.
    The dress in pic #2 doesnt look like its fits the model well, but I would luv to get my hands on the one in pic #5.

  10. missappleberry

    March 13, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Really nice collection but no 2 dress was copied. Seen cheryl cole and kelly brook wear exactly same style in black last yr.

  11. missappleberry

    March 13, 2012 at 6:35 am

    …Is dat ty bello? She models too? Wonderful

  12. ms pretty

    March 13, 2012 at 7:48 am

    no TY Bello here, f u r referring to d model on afro NO that’s not her, maybe her look alike…..lollls

  13. wums

    March 13, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Fair enough….better than house of Nwocha!

    • moi

      March 13, 2012 at 11:02 am

      House of Nwocha ke….make u know talk that one here o, hmmm

  14. jmayaki

    March 13, 2012 at 8:49 am

    she made wonderful use of ankara. lovely. creative. i love

  15. opemipo

    March 13, 2012 at 10:11 am

  16. tiamiyu

    March 13, 2012 at 10:25 am

    its realy inspiring seeing odio mimomet’s designs wow crowd. Quenching their taste of exitement and satisfaction. She is indeed worthy of the award of innovative designer of the year!

  17. abum ihe mbu

    March 13, 2012 at 10:32 am

    biko dis is number one! o gini bu ihe a?nwannem nwanyi odio idi too much……carry go!nothing do u, onweroo…lol

  18. Sims

    March 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    As a man, I am constantly impressed with the way Odio continues to put out designs that are wearable by ladies across the board. It’s nice to have a designer that can do that for Nigerian women; now let’s hope we can see more for the men because we need oh!

  19. I talk am

    March 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm


  20. Alero

    March 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I have one question: Please what is wrong or what will be wrong if the model’s breast (her pride) is covered(with ref to pic. 16)?

  21. Habay

    March 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Hmmmm luvly creativity watchout!!!

  22. Junebug

    March 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I really like the Ankara on crotchet/lace. That’s really novel. But there is a clear lack of a theme with this collection.

  23. Jummy

    March 13, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    d silhouettes and structure shows several directions, d collectn lacks a theme. i’m quite confused!

  24. Dee-USA

    March 14, 2012 at 4:41 am

    I’m another 50-50 reviewer oh. Many of the looks aren’t flattering on the models. So I wonder what it’d be like for average women. Exhibit A: Amina’s look isn’t fitting. The TY Bello look alike has to walk down the runway holding up her dress (a no-no on the runway).

    An aside, did Agbani Darego walk the runway? I’ve seen a lookalike at a more than a few shows. I know she attended, but did she walk?

  25. Chikaka

    March 14, 2012 at 10:40 am

    My favourite Nigerian designer. Fluid and wearable pieces. Some fine models too. Kudos Mrs. Oseni.

  26. Bex

    March 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    While the whole collection lacks a definitive theme, I think the individual pieces are awesome. Great tailoring, innovative designs and Practicality. I really like.

    P.s. love the 5th dress

  27. cathy

    March 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    artistry pieces, i like

  28. diva whisperer

    March 15, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    [email protected] wasn agbani on d runway. Twas Millen – a Tanzanian super model

  29. BellaMay

    March 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    An interesting one to watch .. BellaNaija thanks for the pictures.

  30. Merciful

    March 20, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Too much ideas in 1 collection! WOW am blown away.

  31. alero binitie

    March 26, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    loving the dress in the fifth picture. thumbs up

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