“Demure Indulgence” – House of Dorcas presents its Spring/Summer 2013 Collection Lookbook

Nigerian Design label House Of Dorcas (HOD) is out with its 2013 Spring/Summer collection lookbook – Demure Indulgence.
Exploring the other side of today’s conventional woman the label is running with the wind with cool colors, ruffles, tassels and sailor inspired fabrics. Classy & beautiful, the pieces in this collection are laden with whites, cool blues, bright reds and yellows to accentuate the subtle fearlessness in every woman.
View the collection here:
Photography:  TCD Photography (Tobbie Maguire)
Model: Uru Eke (HOD Ambassador)
Styling: Yolanda Okereke (theRANIcompany)
Hair & make Up: Bayo Haastrup
Creative Director/ Designer: Ololade Majekodunmi
For more Information call: 08053952390 | Visit: Hodcouture@gmail.com
54 Comments on “Demure Indulgence” – House of Dorcas presents its Spring/Summer 2013 Collection Lookbook
  • BIG UP YOUR LIFE -www.anemistyle.com April 5, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I really like this collection, especially the prints used.

  • #EERRRRRRMMMM April 5, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    there is no Spring/Summer in Nigeria, jeees people let us be proud of our own small now? now even weather we dey throw way? abi do we have winter too? abeg show me….. Nonetheless very nice pieces and wearable.

    • Sexxie April 6, 2013 at 10:44 am

      Lol! Been thinking about ur comment, so I came up with possible names for our indigenous collections. For S/S, Rainy/August break collection. Then Fall/Winter, Dry/Harmattan collection. Truth is as far as fashion goes in Nigeria, we have no season. Very nice pieces.

    • Aragon April 6, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      I was also surprised when I first visited this website a couple of months ago and saw “Spring/Summer” and later “Fall/Winter” collections. It does sound ehmm.. cheesy, corny, lame, etc.
      Considering how beautiful and warm our weather is, and since we can wear our jeans and T-shirt all year round, Nigerian fashion designers should start using names of the month. November/December(Xmas/NY), March/April(Easter) July/August (break) collections would sell clothes more than “Spring/Summer” that most people don’t really relate to.

      • Estella April 7, 2013 at 11:26 am

        i hear you on that. I am a fashion designer here in USA, but because I use lots of African prints and fabrics, I don’t do the Summer and Fall seasonal collections. When people ask me, i tell them simply: In Nigeria, you wear what looks good on you! We dont have Fall/Winter, so, that takes off those seasons from us!
        Instead, I term my collections “Seasonless” or call them by the name of the predominant fabric used.
        I am glad you mentioned this here, because sometimes when i see Nigerians putting out ‘Summer’ ‘Winter’ collections etc….makes me wonder if I am the only old one out! 🙂

        Nice collection though. I love the sleeves of the white and yellow tops. I will totally wear those in a blink!
        ~ Estella Couture

      • me2deedee April 7, 2013 at 11:57 am

        Absolutely right

      • Estella April 7, 2013 at 1:21 pm


  • ego April 5, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    The collection is so uninspiring

    • Blossom April 6, 2013 at 11:30 pm

      You could not have said it any better.

      • zizi April 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm

        Abi oo…sewing isn’t neat and total chaos of colours…

        thank goodness Bella has started publishing all comments..lol

    • Cleo April 8, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      My thoughts exactly……

  • ufuoma ojomaikre April 5, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Cool a visually appealing model to look in a long while other tha Vixen. Not too hot but definitely feminine

  • ufuoma ojomaikre April 5, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Cool! a visually appealing model to look at in long while other than Vixen. Not too hot but definitely feminine

  • mimi April 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I dont like

  • Nana Nasiru April 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    i love the last piece! i can see it on me!

  • ALEXA April 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Cool collections

  • Bella April 5, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    honestly, the lengths of some of the pieces – in this humid heat in Naija, will not work for me o. but kudos to your hustle, truth is the different strokes for different folks.

  • MsTilii April 5, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Now thats the babe right there, Uru is so pretty, repping it for all the petite ladies. She wears the styles very nice, the styles are not wearing her. Nice styles. I like the yellow top and the yellow, black & white one. Very nice. Since i am petite (5″1″) i guess House of Dorcas will have my size/length

    • Yve April 5, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      You are short not petite. lol *now taking off*

      • Destiny April 6, 2013 at 8:41 am

        hahahahah…. wicked girl…

      • Lulu April 7, 2013 at 5:04 am


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  • cathy April 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    lovely! lovely!

  • Let it flow… April 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Oh Wow! Lovely Lovely pieces. Well done.

  • konnie April 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I like the first piece and the white top

  • Anon April 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    All things yellow here are talking to me. Well done.

    • BellaYankee April 6, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      Those are the worst ones here. Lol. This designer has no eye for color.
      Pls Uru Eke is horribly boring, I’d never use her to sell fashion!

  • Madam the Madam April 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I’ll pass.

  • why not? April 5, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Is that a Model?…too old na…. Luv the last piece nonetheless!

  • Babious April 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    love the white dress. there’s a lot going on wit d rest.

  • eby April 5, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Model too old? I bet u dnt knw that almost all d aged super models still work as ambassadors of different designer labels! So pls shush! I love me some classy models like URU Eke! And d collections are all great!

  • AG April 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    i love the dresses, but where went our cold and dry seasons??

  • www.thebanquethall.blogspot.com April 5, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I love them all. Will buy them all..nice for this spring.

  • Sita April 5, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    “cold season” collection abi? how daft would that sound. In the global fashion industry its spring/summer, fall and winter. Are you guys saying that nigeria should start their own trend? pls have a \_

    the collection is okay, some of the pieces are surprisingly good but they weren’t paired very well. A couple of the pieces look unfinished. Not sure how i feel overall

  • Ok o April 6, 2013 at 1:37 am

    @errrrm,thanks o..I don tire

  • Miss Mo April 6, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Beautiful Uru Eke. Love the pieces and colors too. 🙂

  • Ola April 6, 2013 at 4:47 am

    very well done!, nice colors and patterns

  • Busola April 6, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Wud definitely wear the last piece but most of the collection looks like its styled for the “older” woman

  • Fashionbabe April 6, 2013 at 7:47 am


  • TGF April 6, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Yaaaay! Go HOD! Ankara georgette and crepe prints from the garment factory

  • say yes April 6, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    different colour of face from hands and legs……sorry i noticed…..photoshop? or makeup

  • BellaYankee April 6, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    The wig is terrible too. Kai. Just bad, bad, bad!

    • Joan April 6, 2013 at 9:04 pm

      What is “bad bad bad”? Your breath, your sense of judgment or your hate reeking of ignorance?

  • yoyo April 6, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    why is it that everybody wants to be a “house of …..”?

  • ohdear April 7, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    OTT (Over the top)

  • bella April 8, 2013 at 9:18 am

    we shud have harmattan collection tho. LOL

  • HRS April 8, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Bright collection! I love!

  • InCotonou April 8, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I’m not feling it. The tailoring looks sloppy. Finishings not on point

  • Emem April 8, 2013 at 4:52 pm


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  • LeboSA April 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Love this collection, where can we buy her clothes though?? I’m in South Africa.

  • Mabel April 21, 2013 at 3:35 am

    I only liked the yellow series, nothing else; but yellow is my favourite colour so I may be biased.

  • BB April 22, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    These are very wearable pieces especially for those who don’t feel the need to show too much skin. I would have paired the yellow blouse with a very slim silhouette on the bottom to emphasise the drama of the sleeves, kinda like the way the white blouse was styled. As it is, there’s way too much fabric. In the ensemble. The white dress is rather nice.

  • Miss bibi April 22, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    this collection is very confusing…. all over the place….

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