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2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week: Romero Bryan



You can never go wrong with black and white. Jamaican/UK designer Romero Bryan paints a monochrome, yet far from monotone collection for the contemporary woman. Leather panels, frills and cut-outs embellished his dresses for the daring woman.


Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi

Ink Eze is the Founder of, a platform for sharing African traditional styles. She Modern Culture and Media at the Ivy League Brown University. She honed her skills in advertising and digital media at one of America’s leading tech companies in marketing. She became BellaNaija Weddings editor in 2013, and Assistant Editor of BellaNaija, heading the lifestyle section - Style, Beauty and Living until January 2017. Under her leadership, BN Weddings gained international prominence and became Africa’s foremost wedding media brand with millions of followers across several platforms and coverage on BuzzFeed, BBC & more. #AsoEbiBella became’s top feature, with over 1.8 million followers on Instagram. She conceived of BBN Wonderland, Nigeria’s top bridal event since 2015 with Baileys Nigeria. Now she spends her time on AsoEbiBella, and has executed marketing campaigns with local and international brands including HP Nigeria, Orijin and Sunlight Detergent. and sharing her insights with the world. For more Ink, join her on @Ink.Eze | @AsoEbiBella


  1. chinwe

    March 11, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Some of dis designers behave as if dey grew up believing in female exposure,dis girls are models not strippers.What is the need of puttin on a transparent dress on model wen the people you are showcasing it to are definitely not goin to wearr it that same way.This is definitely not creativity but the use of primitive knowledge *smh*

    • Linda

      March 11, 2012 at 12:48 am

      If u know anything bout fashion u will realize ur comment is totally primitive…

    • Addy

      March 11, 2012 at 3:34 am

      How is her comment primitive???Will anyone in Naija go out showing her nipples?Wont you people judge her???

    • stepho blaize

      March 11, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      thank you. i feel the same too. its a fashion show so there are always some extra stuffs….. dats y its high fashion.

    • fokasibe

      March 12, 2012 at 10:56 am

      And your comment is whack!! How does nipplegate equal high fashion?

    • annie

      March 11, 2012 at 2:18 am

      Are u kidding me, d leather and black gown is killing dese collections are amazing.Black has always been boring but i must say dis is exceptional,u could stand -out in a crowd with these pieces.

  2. dor dor

    March 11, 2012 at 12:37 am


  3. Jania

    March 11, 2012 at 12:43 am

    very nice and creative. This is the second designer I am seeing who is actually exhibiting something original, and that is likely a result of his innovation, not flipping through mags and fashion books and recycling ideas that have been done before to death. This is what Arise should strive towards if they want to be taken seriously year after year — by viewers, AND designers.

  4. Linda

    March 11, 2012 at 12:44 am

    now i want to marry this designer.. very gud!

  5. sam

    March 11, 2012 at 12:56 am

    its such an irony that chinwe is calling out the designer for being primitive yet he is the primitive one. Some of the trends that were featured in the international collection have shown up in his which is a good thing

  6. lily

    March 11, 2012 at 1:44 am

    WOW…pls this is more like wat u see on fashion show. really impressed. kudos 2 d designer. love love loves it beaucoup:)

  7. Dee-USA

    March 11, 2012 at 2:30 am

    On the fence. Don’t hate it, but don’t love it either. Loved the long black fitted dress.

  8. Tikka Masala

    March 11, 2012 at 5:24 am

    Now THIS is fashion!

  9. mimi

    March 11, 2012 at 8:20 am

    creative genius!these r beautiful pieces,gosh!

  10. ms pretty

    March 11, 2012 at 9:12 am

    am totally all d designs churned out this year, i noticed all r rockable even for a fuller figure woman and hey u dont v to wear them d way d models put them on d runway, i dont like exposing my arms and i see some there i’ll rock wt a small jacket or something, they r all good designs, ilove them

  11. christy

    March 11, 2012 at 9:44 am

    @chinwe u re totally primitv blcas d dress ar transparent does nt show, u wil put on same on d street,ds s jst 2 highlight hw creativ a designa is.most of d cloth showcas on d runway doesn’t realy meant dat al dey hve,bt 2 show u d extend 2 which fabric can b put 2 togada.sum gals dat preach holiness ar d type dat normally put on low waist,u cld imagin d shame wen sum gals alight 4rm d bus,wit_g-strig high up,or worst stil wit strech marks al ova deir as*

  12. faith

    March 11, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    not a fan of black dresses no mater how fine….

  13. Onyx

    March 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    He definitely grabbed my attention and I love that long black dress wt the leather cuffs

  14. queebeecee

    March 11, 2012 at 4:23 pm


  15. danjkad

    March 11, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    this is creativity. i love the designs.

  16. Rex

    March 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    As Africans we don’t need to take all the white man sells to us as good!for god’s sake…we don’t need Private part revealing clothes or anorexic about to break looking models! There must be an escape where you can go and see real healthy but slim beautiful/ shapely models and creative yet respectably African outfits!

  17. Eggy*Posh

    March 12, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Nt feeling dis collectn…some of d pieces aint bad bt dn so many of d pieces look more like creativity derailed off track or sth like dt sha…I understand being unique n all bt sometimes a bit of control is necessary n most of these designs had no control watsoever…

  18. PK- SA

    March 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm


  19. pynk

    March 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    some r nice

  20. cathy

    March 12, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    creativity at its best. love the collection

  21. methode pilates

    March 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I really like the fabric! chic and simple!

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