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19 Year-Old Upcoming Designer, Mariam Afolabi of Mademoiselle Aglaia presents her New Collection Coordinated by Tiannah Styling – Saturday 29th December 2012



Mariam Afolabi, a 19 year-old law student at Warwick University and CEO/Creative Director of the renowned  upcoming fashion label, Mademoiselle Aglaia will be presenting her new collection called Acanthus and Renaissance Art in Lagos this weekend.

She “welcomes you to her jungle” on the 29th of December at the Oriental Hotel Lagos where she’ll be showcasing in Nigeria for the first time.

Speaking about her new collection, Mariam says “My designs have been inspired by the ceiling of famous palaces like the palace de Versailles and paintings from artist like Leonardo da Vinci and others during the renaissance period. The Acanthus plant has also inspired the embroidery style in the dresses I have designed to give it that baroque element. Designers like Chanel, Givenchy and Balmain have also inspired the style and technique I have adopted in my collection. These designers use beads, embroidery and prints to express their style, most of the techniques and styles in my collection will portray this.”

Mariam has showcased her designs at various shows including Echo and X&Os for teenagers, the African Fashion Week London where Toyin Lawani CEO of TiannahStyling and Creative Director of Elegante by TiannahStyling helped in creating and bringing her designs to life and also at Universities like UCL, Imperial, Southampton, Nottingham, Toronto and Warwick.

The event will be attended by notable personalities in the fashion & entertainment Industry. Artistes performing at the event are D’Prince, Wande Coal, Dammy Krane, @ADDICTIONDuo, 2Sec, ttwins & Lax.

Come and see a world class fashion event! It is strictly by invitation.

Date: Saturday 29th December 2012
Time: 3 PM – 10PM
Venue: The Ballroom, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos
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Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. ufuoma

    December 25, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    19 years old. That’s impressive. If only I wasn’t in Abuja for the holidays! Weldone lady

  2. iamfascinating

    December 25, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    well done!,

  3. lamide

    December 25, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Impresssive…but since its strictly by IV,why do we need to know

    • Maury

      December 25, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      I tire oh

  4. Damola

    December 25, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    wow thats really iimoressive, all the best Mariam

  5. Damola

    December 25, 2012 at 10:27 pm


  6. preye

    December 25, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    @lamide, nice one…laff wan kill me

  7. lilzubics

    December 26, 2012 at 12:19 am

    december d 25th

  8. Sonia

    December 26, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Expecting a train wreck

    • Peperempe

      December 27, 2012 at 10:08 pm


  9. LPS

    December 26, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Well Done!!!

  10. Oba

    December 26, 2012 at 11:11 am


  11. faith

    December 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    [email protected]’s commenT

  12. Meredith

    December 27, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Denrele go dey there? Abeg let him go crazy onstage as always. I loved him at the Smirnoff event.

  13. Peperempe

    December 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Nigerians! Which one is “renowned upcoming”? How can those two words be used to describe the same company/label? Chanel? Renowned. Alexander Wang? Upcoming. See?

  14. Damola

    December 30, 2012 at 8:24 am

    so yesterday was worth the effort. EPIC. well done Mariam n Helen

  15. Ray

    January 3, 2013 at 4:14 am

    The show was mad now someone knows what a runway is meant to look like and feel like Tiannahstyling thumbs up…the forest feel was great

  16. abis

    February 18, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    go girl it was nice but you can do better

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