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After the Collection’s Debut at the 2012 AMFW Lagos, Ghanaian Designer Christie Brown presents “Xutra” – The Lookbook



Christie Brown is one of the breakthrough African designers who have a rising Pan-African and international profile as well as a devout group of fashionistas fans.

At the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week in Lagos, Christie Brown presented a collection which the designer Aisha Obuobi christened “XUTRA“. Click HERE to see the runway presentation.

Months after that showing, we get to see the collection amplified via the lookbook. There is something about the sleek styling and presentation here that ramps up the ante of this collection.

Check on it.


  1. Sasha

    July 25, 2012 at 9:12 am

    All so beautiful.

    • tweeter

      July 25, 2012 at 10:43 am

      The only person that deserves props os the photographer.
      The model is weird with her head always down, almost like she is ‘trying’ to do the effortless candid shot…
      The clothes are bleh! except for the mini coat dress… This strappy design thing wih ankara is PLAYED out. We’ve seen it with Ituen Basi and Dionne Mauve before abeg…

    • Ginika

      July 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

      I think the model knows she doesnt have strong facial features so she tries to hide it and uses her body language.

    • xavier

      July 25, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      Uhmmmm tweeter ” U iz a HATER!!!!!” designs are lovely……

  2. Efe Tommy

    July 25, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I love every piece. Finishing is key and she nailed it. Very beautiful collection and even a more beautiful presentation.

  3. olah

    July 25, 2012 at 9:15 am

    wow!! nicceee

  4. popo

    July 25, 2012 at 9:18 am

    beautiful beautiful beautiful i love it

  5. Alexa

    July 25, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Very nice clothes but am not feeling the model!!!!

    • Numommy

      July 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      R u wearing the model or the clothes? The clothes are beautiful, the model does an excellent job showcasing the collection. Bravo!

    • Mafia

      July 26, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      I think the strategy is to have the model sell the clothes, not her face, or makeup.
      I think she does her job flawlessly. Look at the pics.. do you focus on her? or what she’s wearing.. even down to the accessories.

  6. Jules

    July 25, 2012 at 9:21 am

    absolutely loves it. the model brings the clothes to life!!!!

  7. mercy

    July 25, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Eve,ur outlook is fine but?no take fashion lose ur pride as a woman

  8. bee

    July 25, 2012 at 9:27 am

    nice and very classy…..i love

  9. TESSY

    July 25, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Lovely classy pieces and I dig the model’s looks too. Ive got to step up my weight loss game so i can give iya Ruka my tailor the pic of my fave piece to knock out for me ; )

  10. Mz B

    July 25, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I love those green trousers! i want I want, however i would prefer if they were straighter leg !

  11. Ms. Jayee

    July 25, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Love, Love, Love!!!

  12. Juliet

    July 25, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Love dem all!!!

  13. Hesey

    July 25, 2012 at 9:37 am

    So beautiful, i could wear evry single piece

  14. efe

    July 25, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Really nice clothing with creative at work!!!!!!!!!Great job

  15. Positive

    July 25, 2012 at 9:41 am

    What do you want to feel about the model? Free speech ..eehh or something to moan about?? Great collection.

  16. purplepearl

    July 25, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Oh my, love em all….The green pantsssssss.

  17. QueenofEverything

    July 25, 2012 at 9:47 am

    love every single piece! I was mindful to focus on the clothes not the model lol…

  18. ejogene

    July 25, 2012 at 9:48 am

    The model is hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Kamal

    July 25, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Lovely Lovely Collection! Wont be a bad idea to buy a few for my lady. She would love them. Well done!

  20. eesha

    July 25, 2012 at 9:56 am


  21. fromdoverseas

    July 25, 2012 at 10:02 am

    O-N P-O-I-N-T and the model rocks!

  22. Yaoundé237

    July 25, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Nailed every piece and the model did it justice. If you don’t like the model, shut your eyes and move on…smh

  23. PD

    July 25, 2012 at 10:30 am

    hmmmmmmm…………..no1 is screaming haposhei…..i can remember when bn featured house of nwocha……peeps where saying chair covers and stuffs…..i dey c some velvet designs here too oh……………but lovely designs CB.

  24. Me2me

    July 25, 2012 at 10:32 am

    She always delivers

  25. mlg

    July 25, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I love it. We still haven’t seen the last of ankara fabrics, and this is a refreshing take!

  26. Shirlz

    July 25, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I love.

  27. Adedoyin

    July 25, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Wow! nice collections , i love them all

  28. Tobechidaniel

    July 25, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Photography is on point. Creative juices, on point. Designs and cut, on point.
    I definitely see myself doing business with this fashion house.

  29. Tobechidaniel

    July 25, 2012 at 11:04 am

    A suggestion though, the model’s feet are not the best looking(whose is?LOL) so you might want to keep it out of sight or give her an excellent pedicure.

  30. Show some love

    July 25, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Beautiful. I love every piece

  31. page

    July 25, 2012 at 11:18 am

    head to my tailor right them all

  32. page

    July 25, 2012 at 11:19 am

    heading to my tailor right them all

  33. melly

    July 25, 2012 at 11:20 am

    nice creation. love dem all especially the blazers.

  34. Michelle

    July 25, 2012 at 11:22 am


  35. Tayo

    July 25, 2012 at 11:37 am

    me likey

  36. Ginika

    July 25, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I love Christie Brown and the Model has a nice body and she knows how to work her bod.

  37. Fagbenro Abiola

    July 25, 2012 at 11:43 am

    All the collections are AMAZING!!!

  38. Finolee

    July 25, 2012 at 11:50 am


  39. Abs

    July 25, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Loooooove the model’s skin. Nice designs too.

  40. smiles

    July 25, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    these pieces are soooo lovely. i like, i love, i want!!!
    For all those complaining bout d model, please look well. it was def a conscious part of the shoot for d model not to look it into d camera. Think she looked into d camera just once.
    I like the fact dt its different.

  41. smiles

    July 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    and i personally love d models hair-do. Looooooove it!!! kudis to whoeva did it!

  42. Temi

    July 25, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Lovely collection and d model on point………Naija pple y una like to see fault every time ??? *eyes rolling*

  43. Princess of Zion

    July 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    WoW! I must say she’s done a great job! Love the use of prints and fabrics! Excellent!

  44. lolade

    July 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Every collection is on point. The model as far as I’m concerned has on of the hottest bodies. I love her poses. I enjoy every bit of the shots.

  45. birdieblue22

    July 25, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    I know, I know thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s goods… But I want!!!!

  46. Naveah

    July 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm


  47. Chattyzee

    July 25, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Exactly my thoughts. Wowzaa!!

  48. Ndidi

    July 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm


  49. U

    July 25, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Very unique. I like!

  50. oyin

    July 25, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I love every piece. the model just stole my heart. *my tailor as some work to do*

  51. faith

    July 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Very beautiful and wearable.I loved evry peice

  52. flo

    July 25, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I rarely comment on designers.. but this is really nice

  53. NNEKA

    July 25, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I adore every piece of this collection. Everyone of them is wearable. so cool.

  54. christy

    July 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Screaming my heart out and having “headache”the best I have seen ever,luv every damn piece,if I wear dat green panty,no one dare touch it! Clean and smooth skin model,what cream is she using??

  55. pynk

    July 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    loves it

  56. Ken

    July 25, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Model on point,collection on point.

  57. Sam

    July 25, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I don’t see anything wrong with the model. I think it’s intentional holding her head down and to the side. As a matter of fact her best profiles are the head turns and down. These really bring out her sharp features.

  58. Queen

    July 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I love the collection, and the pictures are beautiful quality, however i wish the director would choose a better background/environment to better the shots to create a perfect shot, the garments and model look lovely, but its not complete because of the scenery!! Good work christie brown

  59. Ada

    July 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I love everyone of them esp the green pants.

  60. Ify

    July 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I love every piece, the model wears it well. I just hope it will look that good in person. The model has those strong features perfect for modeling. Her skin is beautiful.

  61. Miss Pepeye

    July 25, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    While accepting that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but more importantly acknowledging the fact that i cant even create a strand of hair, I say the model is hot, hot, hot. Nice clear complextion, toned body and the clothes are beautiful. Great job as always Aisha.

  62. Damz

    July 25, 2012 at 7:55 pm


  63. kiki

    July 25, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I would wear every single piece!

  64. @ajiriavae

    July 25, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    The designs, the cut and fit, the finishing, the delivery. Beautiful.

  65. babygirl

    July 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    where and when can we buy it. Also what is the price range??????? beautiful

  66. Queen E

    July 25, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Breathe taking! The model had an unsusal look which made the presentaion even better. Totally on point!!!

  67. habba!

    July 25, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    i like the Ankara shorts!!! and the blazer with yellow shirt!

  68. KingsQueen

    July 25, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    i want them all… luv luv luv this collection : )

  69. sweetestp

    July 25, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Now this is beautiful unique fashion! Every piece is exquisite, the designer came “correct”. More grease to your elbow! Oh and yes, the model is STRIKING!

  70. Klm

    July 26, 2012 at 12:50 am

    I love the green pants

  71. Etighi dancer

    July 26, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Triple Wowza

  72. jamar

    July 26, 2012 at 9:47 am

    the model has a very nice body but her nose is arrrgghh!!! The clothes are all lovely

  73. Tikka Masala

    July 26, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Flawless! Christie Brown has clearly vexed and upped her game. Love every piece! WELL DONE! My fave is the 6th dress!

  74. Tarry

    July 26, 2012 at 11:18 am

    They are sooooooo fab and nice. Haven’t seen anything as gorgeous as this before. Thumps up dear

  75. InCotonou

    July 26, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I’ve been to this designer’s website and i think this is one of teh African Designers to look out for.

  76. BrownSugah

    July 26, 2012 at 11:28 am

    All this people here saying negative things about the model. Una get eyes so? Or you just delight in being negative , blinded and unconstructive? These clothes are super fine! Correct! No complaints abegg. Who no get better thing make e shhhhhh………..pls

  77. nafuna felistas

    July 26, 2012 at 11:48 am

    WOOOW THE clothes are perfect for our african fashion………kudos to christie brown and the photographer too………wish we wud such designers in uganda too……..we lack in creativity and organisation

  78. Junie

    July 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    So lovely….

  79. tegs

    July 26, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Wowwwwww!!! All I can say is wowwww.. D designer nailed it beautifullyyy, she deserve a standing ovation 4rm me…Muahhhh..pls 4get abt d model and focus on d designs..

  80. Naveah

    July 26, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Folks, I am pretty sure the Christie Brown would LOVE feed back on her designs more so than on the model she CHOSE to use to display them. The model was more than likely chosen for her height, shape and how the clothes fall her body more so than her facial construct which is of God’s making so take your complaints to the Bureau of Creation located on Judgement Lane, Heaven.

  81. Gyann

    July 26, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    OH MY! MY!!

  82. of course

    July 26, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    my oh my!!!

  83. ooooyesshedid!

    July 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    this is beautiful mehn!

  84. Mujer casada

    July 26, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Love every piece! Sassy with a capital S

  85. Nikki

    July 27, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Beautiful & Neat….love them!

  86. tunde tajudeen

    July 27, 2012 at 6:22 am

    yea realy d model was tryin 2 pic smtin on d floor y.

  87. Janet

    July 27, 2012 at 7:50 am

    oooh my god this is so lovely i need one piece
    Yummy Yummy

  88. Olaiya Olabisi

    July 27, 2012 at 10:54 am


  89. Thatgirl!!

    July 27, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Lovely pieces, impeccable finish. Great job Christie

  90. sonia

    July 27, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    i like all dem designs maine !!!

  91. scentified

    July 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    @ tweeter I think the model did a great job. The focus of the shoot was on the clothes not the person wearing it.

  92. Nice Anon

    July 27, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I love it all. So so nice!

  93. temmy

    July 27, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    i lyk the fact that the collection revolves around a particular theme,which i am guessing is black,its very organized,and the model did a good job(except for the part where she had to take off her shoes,all in all 7/10

  94. moses

    August 5, 2012 at 2:44 am

    9z wears….n’ gud looking skin….its luvly…..i tnk d model hs also contributed a roll model to d beautification of d concept…..its 9zzzz

  95. cynthia emili

    August 13, 2012 at 12:06 am

    i love every piece.***thinking**what is there not to love

  96. Specialrubs

    August 15, 2012 at 9:20 am

    This is one of the few African designers who actually deserve to be labelled as a designer. I’m sick and tired of all these Nigerian designers with their no talents asses bombarding us with their mediocre designs… Btw… sewing an ankara into a western style doesn’t make u a designer, cos every girl in najia is a pro at that. You have to be creative and come up with sthg diff and preferably classy to earn the name.

  97. Marie-Christiane

    May 13, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Love the collection (love every poece), gorgeous model. I can only see creativity, precision and beauty. Well done!

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