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Modern with a Traditional Twist! Rising Design label Conae presents the “Ageless” 2015 Collection

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Conae 2015 Collection Lookbook - Bellanaija - September019

Unconventional, unique & all made with traditional fabric – rising fashion label, Conae Insignia is bringing a distinct eye to Nigerian fashion.

Started in July 2014, the Conae Insignia fashion brand is here with a sequel to its first collection – ‘Link to My Root’; and is offering cut-outs, fringed hemlines, plunging necklines and capes in its 2015 collection, ‘Ageless’.

The designer, Chinenyenwa Ekejiuba, who makes all her pieces from the traditional material, had this to say about the collection and her design process. “I decided to use the George fabric because I feel it is unique and will never go out of fashion. I launched my first collection called “Link to my Root” which was intended to show that the fabric, although being traditional, can be used to make outfits that can be worn in modern fashion. To change the idea of people who think it is only used to tie as wrappers during traditional weddings and in Nollywood movies.”

The ‘Ageless’ collection is dedicated to showing the timeless nature of the traditional fabric with pieces meant for every woman of every age. And has been created to give every woman a sense of confidence, uniqueness and class.

View the collection below and let us know what you think.

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Designer: Chinenynwa Ekejiuba (Instagram: @Conae__) | Conae Insignia (Instagram: @ConaeInsignia)
Photographer: Fifoluwa Adebakin (Instagram: @TheFifographer)
Stylist: Ochuwa Ayomoto (Instagram: @Ochuwa)
Makeup: CYA Beauty (Instagram: @CYABeauty)
Models: Ikwu Loveth (Instagram: @IkwuLoveth) & Temi Shomo (Instagram: @SvelteMei)

To find out more about Conae, send an e-mail to [email protected] | Follow them on Instagram: @Conae__ OR @ConaeInsignia | Follow them on Twitter: @Conae95

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

19 Comments

  1. A Loco Viva Voce

    September 8, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Wouldn’t wear these but they’re cool anyway.

  2. Theophilus Jacob

    September 8, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Ugly, I will still appreciate the designer for her time and energy.

    Busy Fingers.

  3. jasmine

    September 8, 2015 at 9:32 am

    The first model looks like Oge Okoye. I love modeling. Wish I had the mind to do it

  4. MOM

    September 8, 2015 at 9:48 am

    absolutely beautiful. creativity on point

  5. Ibinabo

    September 8, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Anything worth doing, is worth doing well.

    • teee

      September 8, 2015 at 10:33 am

      Everyone seems to be a learner on this project . I am not trying to sound rude or nasty . just my opinion

  6. aikay

    September 8, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Wetin Ageless for here now, I was expecting to see timeless iconic pieces. This is just normal tailoring work . Even ojuelegba tailors can replicate this well..

  7. Ayoola

    September 8, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Temi!!!! ??????

  8. Tiki

    September 8, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Love the cape. Majority of the pieces are ill-fitted and the tailoring is iffy, but there seems to be a lot of promise. I think she just needs a tad more polish.

  9. nega

    September 8, 2015 at 11:04 am

    temi!!! nice one dear

  10. bruno

    September 8, 2015 at 11:06 am

    the designer just like almost every other nigerian designer lacks taste and sophistication.

    this is a terrible, sad collection. it doesn’t even look polished

    those branches on the wall are so distracting.

  11. Tosin

    September 8, 2015 at 11:36 am

    This is just the start of sum’n
    This is musical art or sum’n
    – Jesse Jagz (The Greatest)

    basically i’m drooling, love most of these, BUT the bottoms (skirts, pantalones) in that cream rayon fabric or whatever are showing signs of poor handling or seamwork or something like that. maybe that’s what’s turning the quality-conscious people off.

  12. Natu

    September 8, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I don’t like bashing people’s work but this is not fashion forward. Please leave designing to the French, Italians, British, Chinese, and Americans.

  13. Tunmi

    September 8, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    I like what the designer was trying to do but tailoring and finishing, mastering the basics will do people some good

  14. Belinda

    September 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    I love the cape and pencil skirt

  15. anonymous

    September 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    @Natu, do you know how silly you sound?

  16. adaobi

    September 8, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    I think the work is nice and can see some prospect. She is an aspiring designer,I think we need to give it time. Chinenye has got some real talent here!!!

  17. Nne

    September 8, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Nice dresses, especially the Cape. More grease to your elbow

  18. Maureen

    September 8, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Nice work dear. Really creative. I wish to c how the people bashing this collection dress in reality. Anyway, there’s still room for improvement.

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