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Model to Designer…Nigerian Model Isi Atagamen reveals her New Collection “Athena”



In America and other European countries, models, socialites and celebrities, have been known to start their own fashion labels because of their love for the art, some famous examples include Victoria Beckham, Jessica Simpson and Jay-Z and even in Nigeria, Nollywood star Stella Damasus made headlines when she collaborated with AM Victorious USA for her own clothing line which is yet to be released. “Mirror Boy” star Genevieve Nnaji launched her St. Genevieve line for charity a few years ago, actor/rapper Jim Iyke who launched Untamed Closet in 2011 and Ini Edo is set to unveil her shoe line at the Dallas International Fashion Show.

Nigerian model Isi Atagamen has just launched her launched the Isi Atagamen Fashion Label after graduating from the LISOF Art and Design College in South Africa.

Now in her early 20s, Isi has unveiled her label’s latest collection “Athena” which according to the rep is designed for the chic, versatile, practical, sexy and glamorous woman.

The “Athena” collection is inspired by the idea of Greece; the ancient Greek costumes, the peaceful environment and the sea of Greece. The designer, whose line was featured in Style Mania’s 2012 Special Travel Issue, said “My designs are versatile, creative and sometimes simple but with an edge. They’re basically ready to wear pieces. From daring cuts which are in high-grade, carefully embossed embellishment to proper asymmetric silhouette that highlight the most endearing parts of the female body, each piece in this collection builds on a theme of its own while still molding a form of steeliness with constructive designs of capes, floral and pleats.”

Check out Isi Atagamen’s Athena Collection

Photography: Frank Nsoedo
Styling: Godson Ukaegbu
Make-Up: Dorcas Otobo
Model: Damilola @ Hues & Shades Modeling Agency

Press Contact: [email protected]

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  1. MZ

    August 13, 2012 at 9:11 am

    The white peplum is my fave!

  2. cledges

    August 13, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Nice pieces, I saw some very eye catching pieces i may like to copy :0)

  3. laughchild

    August 13, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Am first yay!!!!

  4. Alero

    August 13, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Cute model!Nice wearable pieces.

  5. angel eyes

    August 13, 2012 at 9:45 am

    nice collections…buy isio is in her early 20s kee?i’ m sure u guys wanted to write early 30s and made a mistake.

    • gabi

      October 18, 2012 at 7:20 am

      no, it’s early 20’s. there’s no mistake. 🙂

  6. Critic

    August 13, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Nice……. has a vintage feel

  7. fy

    August 13, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Bleh!so boring..and basic..nxt pliz!

  8. Demmy

    August 13, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Love the white peplum dress and the floral one! xoxo Demmy

  9. Akingboye Damilola

    August 13, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Nice one,the designs are totally weareable and elegant….

  10. why not own ur blog

    August 13, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Fab model,but was expecting more collection

  11. @ajiriavae

    August 13, 2012 at 10:56 am

    For a first collection, I’ll say she has done well. She can only get better.

  12. Abs

    August 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Love the white peplum dress. Loads of nice pieces. way to go!

  13. Chattyzee

    August 13, 2012 at 11:55 am

  14. Tobechidaniel

    August 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Beautiful collection. Is that the model in question? It might have been a better idea to have someone else model the designs for her. Given the outfits, a different model may have brought some pizzazz to the outfits.

    • party animal

      August 13, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      the model is Damilola, not Isi Atagamen


    August 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm

  16. Omo

    August 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    i kind of connect with the designs. My type I would say!

  17. florence

    August 13, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    beautiful n nice collection. she just made my day.

  18. Princess of Zion

    August 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Great pieces and I gotta say the model is beautiful! Well done Isi, may the Lord continue to bless the works of your hands!
    It is Celebration of Marriage week; appreciate your spouse this week!

  19. ola

    August 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I like these showcase of design.

  20. Larmmie

    August 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    The designs are too somehow ^_^ my opinion

  21. biola

    August 13, 2012 at 4:43 pm


  22. cynthia emili

    August 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    love it

  23. Jamike

    August 13, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Luv it! At least she’s beta than republic of foreigner! Yea that’s my opinion.

  24. mercychime

    August 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Unique cuts! Just what I look out for! You’ve got to be in the art to appreciate em. I love em!


    August 13, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Lovely, clean and wearable pieces. Love the fact that the model isn’t skinny skinny.

  26. naijababe

    August 14, 2012 at 2:02 am

    I love the collection. They are wearable, and sophisticated. All these popular designers are overrated anyway, they put clothes out only for specific bodytype, so that’s the reason Americans are starving themselves to look like some skinny models. These dresses looks like anybody can wear it, which is very important.

  27. Bisi

    August 14, 2012 at 2:22 am

    very nice!!! Well done.

  28. Miss Mo

    August 14, 2012 at 3:52 am

    Very nice and creative style for a change. Love them… 🙂

  29. ogbon vwede

    August 14, 2012 at 5:00 am

    absolutely fabulous

  30. ester

    August 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  31. zheloyi

    August 14, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    nothing more exciting than “wearable” pieces and a hot curvy model!

  32. Omo Gbelepawo

    August 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    A breath of fresh air. Less is always more. Love it!

  33. Trendysturvs

    August 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm


  34. Trendysturvs

    August 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm

  35. splendour

    August 14, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    yaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!? My friend e haf turn to supermodel oh! Dammy odunukan i see uuuuuuu!!!!!!!!

  36. gf

    August 15, 2012 at 12:33 am

    No thank you, me no likey

  37. Nkelly

    August 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Nice and good work, keep it up

  38. celeb

    August 16, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    me likey def! wearable pieces!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. babious

    August 16, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Just there.

  40. Hesey

    August 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Nice collection…Good to go gal

  41. lolade

    August 17, 2012 at 8:37 pm


  42. Mary

    August 19, 2012 at 8:53 am

    This doesn’t look like a collection to me, just a set of nice pieces.

  43. onnari

    August 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    loving the lace

  44. Mak Nisy CEO

    August 20, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    they are stylish.. good work girl..

  45. Sisi

    August 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I have a feeling 80% of these comments were composed n posted by the designer n frnds. I mean these r just basic designs. Noffin to die for. NEXT!!!!!

  46. meldibson

    December 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    her face n legs dnt have the same color due to foundation right? be careful

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