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Maki Oh heads to the White House today as Michelle Obama hosts Celebration of Design

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Amaka Osakwe W MagazineCongrats to Amaka Osakwe of Maki Oh! One of the most influential women in the world, First Lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama is clearly a fan of the young designer’s work.

michelle-in-maki-ohMichelle wore a top by Maki Oh while on her African tour in 2013, now she has invited Amaka of Maki Oh to participate in a Celebration of Design featuring Michelle’s favourite designers taking place today. Amaka will be attending the evening reception.

Harper’s Bazaar shared details on the event on their website;

Top designers including Diane von Furstenberg, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Narciso Rodriguez, Naeem Khan and Georgina Chapman, whom Obama has all worn designs by, will participate in the workshop with 150 students from 14 schools around the northeast.

The day will be broken down into 5 fashion-focused areas: wearable technology, contruction, inspiration, journalism and entrepreneurship. Students will have the chance to build their own piece of wearable tech, hear the inspirations of influential designers like Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Phillip Lim and Reed Krakoff, learn about technical construction skills by Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman, up-and-coming designer Azede Jean-Pierre and Zac Posen. Top editors in the fashion industry including Eva Chen and Cecilia Dean will lead the journalism workshop, where students will write a report on the day’s activities—and in the entrepreneurship workshop industry insiders such as stylist Mary Alice Stephenson and Spanx’s Sarah Blakely will share stories about starting their own fashion businesses.

Congrats Maki Oh!

22 Comments

  1. Ona

    October 8, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Good for her!

  2. Mindogboss

    October 8, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Go girl

  3. BEAUTIFULNBLESSED

    October 8, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    BN BIKO ENLIGHTEN MOI; THIS IS W/O HATERTUDE OR ‘BEEF’ BUT WHAT MAKES HER ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN THE WORLD? MUCHOS GRACIAS PEOLPE.

    • Ijeoma

      October 8, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      Erm, she’s the first lady of the most “powerful” country in the world.

    • BEAUTIFULNBLESSED

      October 9, 2014 at 4:13 am

      TKS IJE’. ACTUALLY READ THE GIST WRONG; THOUGHT THEY WERE REFERRING TO MAKI OH AS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON. WHAT TIREDNESS DOES. K, GNYTE KIMOSABES.

  4. @edDREAMZ

    October 8, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    Wow, it really looks like she is the only one that was invited frm africa…. God bless ur works gal and keep flying that flag…
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  5. BEAUTIFULNBLESSED

    October 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    TYPO – ‘PEOPLE’……..FAST FINGERS.

  6. Modella

    October 8, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    I read every single details,were is her name? BN you didn’t report linda blog has been deleted?

  7. halia

    October 8, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Both stellar women in their own right for sure! #admire #naijadoingbigthings!

  8. Mz Socially Awkward...

    October 8, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    “Seeth thou a man (or woman) diligent in his works. He (or she) will stand before kings and not mere men”.

    Good on you, Amaka. I’m so inspired by the hard work of Nigerians like you that have created global awareness of their product.

  9. xylem

    October 8, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    best wishes Amaka★”

  10. baboushka

    October 9, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Stories like these bring a smile to my face well done Maki!!!

  11. Carliforniabawler

    October 9, 2014 at 12:59 am

    At least you guys didn’t refer to Michelle Obama as Flotus…. #rollingmyeyes
    Congrats to Maki Oh!

    • Dee

      October 9, 2014 at 8:27 am

      What’s wrong with calling her FLOTUS? :s

    • Carliforniabawler

      October 9, 2014 at 9:17 am

      Mio like e naa ni, Sue me!!
      I don’t care who invented it…. it sounds contrived to me, so again I say , sue me #smirk

  12. Dee

    October 9, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Go Amaka!

  13. Jane

    October 9, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Congrats Maki Oh! So proud…

    Nigerwifediary.blogspot

  14. Onyinye

    October 9, 2014 at 8:53 am

    WOW!!! Congratulations Maki Oh…. Super proud!

  15. Joy

    October 9, 2014 at 9:40 am

    God job girl……More grease……..

  16. NNENNE

    October 9, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    That’s my first lady! She is an uplifter.
    Congrats Maki O.

  17. Bisous

    October 9, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    WOHOOO congrats to Maki O! An inspiration to Nigerian designers and women everywhere. Such a nice lady as well, you go girl!

  18. tunmi

    October 10, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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