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Vogue India features Maki Oh, Lanre Da Silva-Ajayi & Temple Muse for its 2014 Travel Issue

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We always love to see our designers and creative entrepreneurs being recognized internationally.

In their April 2014 Travel Issue, Vogue India Magazine spotlights three brands we love to love – Maki Oh, Temple Muse and Lanre Da Silva Ajayi (LDA) – and talks about their journey and how they came to be on the list of Africa’s best talents.

Read the excerpt from issue below.

Maki Oh

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Nigerian-born Amaka Osakwe is one of the brightest talents to come out of Africa. A mix of Western silhouettes and local materials and motifs. Maki Oh , her Lagos-based label has caught the eye of US First Lady Michelle Obama. Her latest collection focuses on workwear, masculine cuts adorned with playful feminine detailing like polka dots, ruffles, geometric patterns and paisley prints. A strong believer in sustainability and tradition, she uses an organic African dyeing process called Adire where the dye is called from indigo leaves.

Vogue Loves: The fringe-front dresses and off-shoulder ruffle tops.

Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

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Lanre Da Silva Ajayi came into the limelight due to last year’s Nigerian Fashion Project at Selfridges in London and a recent appearance at New York Fashion Week. Her seven-year-old label, LDA is inspired by the feminine sophistication of 1940s couture, which she updates while remaining faithful to colourful African prints.

The result? Bold, feminine and sophisticated designs that are sure to get you noticed.

Vogue Loves: The contrast-colour sea horse prints.

Temple Muse

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African fashion might be having its moment in the spotlight right now, but former Selfirdges buyer Avinash Wadhwani and brother Kabri have been championing Nigerian designers since 2008 when they opened Lagos first concept store. Temple Muse, a gallery-like space with a champagne bar and garden stocks local labels like Lanre da Silva Ajayi and Tiffany Amber, international names like Givenchy as well as Indian designers like Tarun Tahiliani and Manish Arora.

On their cover they have hot Hindi talent, actress Shraddha Kapoor.

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Great job Maki Oh, LDA and Temple Muse!

To find out more about the magazine and their latest cover, visit www.vogueindia.com.

Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of BellaNaija.com. Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at)bellanaija.com or style(at)bellanaija.com | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle

4 Comments

  1. AVID BLOG READER

    April 16, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    That is huge!!!!!! Congrats to them

  2. Truth

    April 16, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    It’s all good to be recognised internationally; however if their websites hardly ever get updated and they do not bother to negotiate with international stockists or at least invest on in house E-commerce platforms for these international appreciators to be able to purchase their products; The recognition is redundant. People need to be buying and wearing these clothes internationally (and I don’t mean the odd celeb or stylist wearing it for PR purposes).

    Great structure and logistics is what makes a business thrive, fashion is a business that goes way beyond having a few local starlets borrowing your clothes for red carpet appearances and the odd international star/fashionista being seen in your clothes

    • Anon

      April 17, 2014 at 9:40 am

      Fantastic comment.

  3. Salim

    April 17, 2014 at 7:29 am

    @truth True Talk

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