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2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week: Vonne Couture presents “Black Mamba”



With its mysterious and lethal namesake, we had high expectations for “Black Mamba” the new collection by Yvonne Nwosu‘s Vonne Couture.
The name definitely mirrored the collection – from the all-black hue to the slinky dresses, this collection is targeted at the lady who’s not afraid of being a vamp!

Official Collection Description
The Black Mamba collection is Haute Couture inspired by dark and rich textures which is different from
Vonne’s previous Arise Magazine Fashion Week collection that featured Damask. The Arise collection consists of Classy, Sexy and Fierce with unique pieces ranging from dresses, shirts, skirts and pants.


Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi


  1. bn

    March 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Chika Emmanuel – i love th is chick and i aint even homo

  2. dorothy

    March 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    nothin spectacular to me…

    • zuu

      April 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      thanku…my thots exactly!!

  3. adea

    March 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Was expecting something spectacular

  4. Ali

    March 13, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Simple and classy

  5. Miss Pepeye

    March 13, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    @ dorothy, I agree. Pretty basic stuff.

  6. Ali

    March 13, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    It has a storyline and very good tailoring.

  7. Bimpe

    March 13, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Was @ the show the back view of the dresses are to die for.

  8. Overssabi

    March 14, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Sleek just like the this the same Vonne?the babes style is now different.I see maturity in this collection.

  9. Chris

    March 14, 2012 at 12:33 am

    I adore this collection it was really put together

  10. Ronke

    March 14, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Rich fabric

  11. udochi

    March 14, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Nothing exciting about this collection……. i love Chika Emmanuel….. alwayz….smashing the run way with her lookz….

  12. Dee-USA

    March 14, 2012 at 4:17 am

    So ill fitting. I really was expecting a collection that would kill it, based on the name. MAJOR disappointment. Step your game up. Or better yet, develop some originality especially when working with an all-black palette. It’s easier to notice we’ve seen every style several times.

  13. jane

    March 14, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Are allll of u on crack? All I see is a very very tacky misserable collection! Onitsha made!

  14. fabulous_guy

    March 14, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Yes not wow! But she understands what a “collection” is. There is a central theme and its interpreted througn out the collection! I like this. A lot of the designers presented individual pieces without a central theme and called it a collection

  15. OmoBolanle

    March 14, 2012 at 5:59 am

    See, the tricky thing about doing a black collection is that it can go sooo wrong and soo right. In this case, it is a hot mess sorry. Nothing special here. I am not bashing any of our designers but we need to be honest at the same time. House of Nwocha did the same mistake, in almost having a all black collection – hot mess!!!!!!!!
    I believe in a designer, that takes his/her time, even if you end up not hearing anything from them for the next 2 years. To be honest, some of our designers are not there yet!! I am yet waiting to be blown away!

  16. sassy diva

    March 14, 2012 at 8:40 am

    NIGERIANNNNNNNNNNS!!!!! TUFIAKWA…. una canm crticize; i dont see any of you’s collection at all. Make una stay here dey write grammar, some people are making clean cash…mtscheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew

  17. non professional opinion

    March 14, 2012 at 8:51 am

    The comments loaded before the images so I wasnt expecting much, but this was really disappointing. Every aspect from cut to finish was amateur. I know this designer for jackets which she does well so maybe she should have stuck to that. Dress 9 wins “The Ugliest Dress at Arise” award.

  18. modupe

    March 14, 2012 at 9:00 am

    i think the collection was nice n also some of u are being unreasonably harsh here. if u dont like it, state and explain wat was wrong with d collection instead of just condeming the whole thing.

  19. akin

    March 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Azin………..welldone Vonne this really has a theme as someone mentioned.I love the collection.

  20. Couture By Makioba

    March 14, 2012 at 9:45 am

    no much of creativity here jor…

  21. faith

    March 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

    i done really like black dresses…but this collection had me rethinking.i liked the materials used and the extraordinary designs.

  22. Chikaka

    March 14, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Total rubbish and i usually like her designs. These ones are a no no.

  23. Mani

    March 14, 2012 at 11:28 am

  24. Me

    March 14, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Pple pls give them that chance to grow Rome was not build in a day …

  25. birdieblue

    March 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Wow is this the same vonne??! She feels different, not so new and a bit comfortable I can personally see myself in 1 or 2.

  26. Uba

    March 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Better than her last collection on arise.I was at the show and she really did well.

  27. clairebaby

    March 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I love the concept she was trying to create- sophisticated lady of the world with the black gloves and cigarette holders……but sadly, a lot of the pieces were poorly sewn and looked plain tacky esp the 1st dress

  28. Beebee

    March 14, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    The designer’s pose at the end of the show does not show “class”…haba, she no try, she no dey watch FTV?lol

  29. sunny

    March 14, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    generic and some of the pces dont even fit that well

  30. thelmaposh

    March 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I love this collection!its simple and classy!Great work vonne!

  31. cooc

    March 15, 2012 at 6:06 am

    CERTAINLY NOT MAMBA, maybe Earthworm

  32. proenza

    March 15, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Epic fail

  33. Naimah

    March 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Lol! Yvonne! Next time do not hype ur self on twitter again, seeing ds…… Nah blad!

  34. Cindy

    March 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    U lot are bad belle ppl.u are here commenting the babe they make am dey go..well done vonne.

  35. Amdalat

    March 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Mmm..I see where she was trying to go with the collection..but this..I dont know oh. btw her those calves on her..shocks men.. KILLER!!!!

  36. cathy

    March 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    killer pieces. drop dead gorg!

  37. Chacha

    March 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    cheap and tacky

  38. Greg paul

    March 16, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Brilliant collection,collective story line’BRAVA~you did the collection proves you are not just evolving but very trendy’cause black made a come back this season..Jaime****

  39. Merciful

    March 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    lwkmd @ sassy diva’s comment.

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