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Design label Kitschai debuts its first Costume Collection – “Unicorns and Bullet Wounds”



kitschai Debut Collection

There’s a new fashion brand in town. Kitschai, owned by London born creative director Andrea Ushedo was established early this year and has released a dark and edgy costume design collection for its debut titled “Unicorns and Bullet Wounds”.

Taking its inspiration from the West African safari with print and textures, PVC, dip-dyed patterns and more. To maintain its authenticity, the fabrics used were hand dyed in Mali and Guinea. According to the designer, the collection was made to represent freedom, strength and wildlife.

The collection has a mix of versatile ready-to-wear pieces like a turtle neck and mono strap dress in dyed fabric and a couple of high fashion pieces in leather. View the collection below.


Photographer: Obi Somto
MUA and Hair stylist: DFalana
Models: Princess Polo and Ndidi
Stylist: Kitschai

For more information on Kitschai Follow them on Twitter – |Instagram – @Kitschai | Email – [email protected] | Call them on 08096440617.

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  1. loveth O.

    July 10, 2013 at 3:34 pm


  2. odutola roots

    July 10, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    go ndidi!

  3. Hurperyermie

    July 10, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmm okay o

  4. Gbemmy

    July 11, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Confused…….with deep sigh.

    • bobbydox

      July 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      abi ooooooooooo confused jare haba which kind designs be these

  5. Lola

    July 11, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Horrible clothes

    • Lola

      July 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      Okay, I’m taking back my words. They say it’s a costume collection

  6. seyi

    July 11, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Huum!! Wat exactly is d motive behind dis designs? It really a NoNo

  7. Kay

    July 11, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Which kind of waterproof cloths be this one! Is it to wear in Nigeria or the Northpole!!, Is either you will roast to death or freeze… Fashion!!!!!!!!

  8. Omo1

    July 11, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Kile leyi ?? Issorai!

  9. Chikaka

    July 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Not to my taste.

  10. salkinny

    July 11, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Mennn, its ur first collection, u don’t want to be designing bodybags, do u? Cos that exactly what this collection is about.

  11. Fifi

    July 11, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    what’s this???

  12. princessa

    July 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm


  13. LILLY

    July 11, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    it is costume

  14. Xtsy

    July 11, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Hopeing lady gaga gets to see this

    • dee one

      July 12, 2013 at 2:40 am


  15. he-ke

    July 11, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    like seriously!!! What are these meant for? (*confused* both for the designer and the designs). ‘Nylon-bag clothes’…

  16. the special one

    July 11, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    it looks to silly to even be a costume attire

  17. Peaches

    July 11, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    It’s exactly what it says… “Edgy”. Fashion is art at the end of the day, and this is definitely artistic. I would love to rock some of these pieces! Especially the animal print items.

  18. pynk

    July 11, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    No buenas

  19. L.L.

    July 11, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Really???????????? What are these? The girls’ faces look dead, zero personality & using saran wrap for design? Um….thank u but no thank u! I’ll pass.

  20. xoxo

    July 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    These are costumes oo!!

  21. Demmy

    July 11, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Most of these are quite ermm weird but I love the last dress and all the chiffon shirts.The zebra print skirt is pretty too. x

  22. james

    July 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I applaud what the designer is doing, thinking outside the box in terms of form and materials. Keep honing your craft, please don’t give in to the ankara craze that gets the most positive comments on Bella, and see where you are in a few collections’ time!

    Also it is evident you are either really good at sketching, or (more likely) you make many of these outfits yourself. Many of today’s designers cannot hold a candle to that.

  23. Duvie great

    July 11, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    This is creative fashion is all abt creating new designs and dis is wat most designers in nigeria lack. Shout out to the brain behind dis designs

  24. jade

    July 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm


  25. lovegenie

    July 11, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    @james….seconded. go gurl!!!!!

  26. FBI

    July 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm this looks like something rihanna would wear. the designs are a lil edgy for nigerians but hey who says d designer is designing for only nigerians.

    Good job, the forms are commendable, very creative

  27. dee one

    July 12, 2013 at 2:39 am

    D ugliest ollection I have seen in a long time…..costume or no costume.

  28. Temitope Oluleye

    July 12, 2013 at 8:49 am

    “Mum” is the word…..

  29. Zero

    July 12, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Horrendous collection

  30. Priscy

    July 12, 2013 at 9:31 am


    Even as a costume, this ain’t good

  31. Bar Baric

    July 12, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Even for a costume collection or haute couture, this is quite awful. The Nigerian fashion market for now is more atuned to pret-a-porter. I wish her well, but Kitschai needs to be more practical with her pieces.

  32. eby

    July 12, 2013 at 11:53 am


  33. Ify lfp

    July 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    not feeling these designs at all

  34. Truth be told

    July 12, 2013 at 4:49 pm


  35. Trendysturvs Blog

    July 12, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Like seriously?

  36. sucre

    July 12, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Costume or no costume even Goldie’s(God bless her soul) corpse won’t be caught rocking any of these.

  37. Raquel

    July 12, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Very creative. Collections are not always ready-to-wear items but a portrayal of the creativity of the designer. Love that this is outside the box, both in terms of fabric and design. Bear in mind that Nigerian designers aren’t designing for Nigerians alone.

  38. Tolu

    July 12, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    honestly and politely confused at these collections and I need to ask can anyone really wear these collections in Nigeria or even Africa???

  39. Tikka Masala

    July 12, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Ok, that was scary. Must be for a Missy Elliot video shoot.

  40. Yemy

    July 13, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Well done, very creative pieces

  41. Mayo

    July 14, 2013 at 6:14 am

    Wow! Arrant nonsense… What is this? Even Lady Gaga won’t wear this.
    This is neither creative nor attractive. I can see a brilliant idea behind this designs but the final work just doesn’t cut it.

  42. Miss Bee

    July 14, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Are these halloween outfits? Just asking.

  43. Flow

    July 15, 2013 at 3:53 am

    WTF is this??? By force couture lmfao

  44. Cee

    July 15, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Brilliant! Salut’

  45. Faith Kel.

    July 15, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    What is this? SMH!

  46. Faith Kel.

    July 15, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Warrisdis?*What is this?* SMH

  47. dee

    July 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I dont see myself wearing any of these! so not wearable wats the point..

  48. Berry

    July 16, 2013 at 11:48 am

    the long black velvet dress with net I like. Creative but I still don’t get what the designer have in mind.

  49. TheTruth13

    July 23, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Tried too hard to make it look funky and ended up looking scary.

  50. Jay

    July 25, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Crying..make it stop! It hurts my eyes.

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