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“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
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    April 5, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I really like this collection, especially the prints used.


    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


  3. 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

    • Cleo

      April 8, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      My thoughts exactly……

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. mimi

    April 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I dont like

  7. Nana Nasiru

    April 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm

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

  8. ALEXA

    April 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Cool collections

  9. 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.

  10. 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


  11. amarachi

    April 5, 2013 at 2:35 pm


  12. cathy

    April 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    lovely! lovely!

  13. Let it flow...

    April 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Oh Wow! Lovely Lovely pieces. Well done.

  14. konnie

    April 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I like the first piece and the white top

  15. 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!

  16. Madam the Madam

    April 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I’ll pass.

  17. why not?

    April 5, 2013 at 4:21 pm

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

  18. Babious

    April 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm

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

  19. 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!

  20. AG

    April 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm

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


    April 5, 2013 at 9:10 pm

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

  22. 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

  23. Ok o

    April 6, 2013 at 1:37 am

    @errrrm,thanks o..I don tire

  24. Miss Mo

    April 6, 2013 at 2:51 am

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

  25. Ola

    April 6, 2013 at 4:47 am

    very well done!, nice colors and patterns

  26. 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

  27. Fashionbabe

    April 6, 2013 at 7:47 am


  28. TGF

    April 6, 2013 at 9:52 am

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

  29. say yes

    April 6, 2013 at 12:32 pm

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

  30. 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?

  31. yoyo

    April 6, 2013 at 7:20 pm

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

  32. ohdear

    April 7, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    OTT (Over the top)

  33. bella

    April 8, 2013 at 9:18 am

    we shud have harmattan collection tho. LOL

  34. HRS

    April 8, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Bright collection! I love!

  35. InCotonou

    April 8, 2013 at 11:42 am

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

  36. Emem

    April 8, 2013 at 4:52 pm


  37. Thabie

    April 11, 2013 at 10:08 am


  38. LeboSA

    April 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

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

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. Miss bibi

    April 22, 2013 at 3:52 pm

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

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