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BN Collection to Closet: The Throwback Edition – Isio Wanogho in Ayo Van Elmar!



Welcome to another edition of the BN Collection to Closet feature! This is one of the places where we show love to African designers, by shining a light on those who #BuyAfrican.

Today, we have a special Throwback edition! As we gear up for the highly anticipated Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2015, how about we take a peek at last year’s fabulous event.

We will be taking a stroll back in time to the 3rd day of the GTBank Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2014 and checking out their red carpet. There we’ll find interior architect, writer and face of Diesel – Isio Wanogho in Nigerian womenswear label, Ayo Van Elmar.



Isio Wanogho in Ayo Van Elmar - BellaNaija - October 2015001

Womenswear brand, Ayo Van Elmar is co-owned by designer, Ayo Elizabeth Olaogun & Elmar Drabek. Launched in May 2011, the fashion brand prides itself in its offerings of Afro-European fusion fashion inspired by the creative director’s cross-cultural experiences.

The fashion brand has showcased across the world, from Vienna & Nigeria to London. And as it grows in the Nigerian fashion industry, it has garnered a list of celebrity clients like Omoni Oboli that love to rock its pieces.

Flashback to last year’s LFDW where the red carpet was filled with fashionable divas and stylish gents. Isio Wanogho rocked an Ayo Van Elmar piece on day 3 of the event and looked bold and beautiful. The piece from the brand’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection is definitely one of our faves – who can say no to colourful prints?!

Isio paired her dress with brown strappy heels, gold accessories and flowing dark hair. Check her out below;


Photo Credit: Insigna Media

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  1. Lateefah

    October 22, 2015 at 5:46 pm


    • Tafia

      October 23, 2015 at 3:54 am

      Na wa o. Bella naija shouldnt have placed a well trimmed model beside a “woman” na.
      She also gat bags under her eyes and wrinkles for days. Plus those very BLACK wrinkled chicken legs. Yellow face and charred legs. Bella Naija Puhleez…

    • thirdeyed

      October 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

      Phuleaseeee take some bitter leaf to sweetened your sour soul. I mean wahris all this caustic comment about isio. If you had beef with her so sort it outbinstead of spewing rubbish. Na by force to cjeck up the picture? Move it jhoor.

    • Tropiclover

      October 26, 2015 at 11:59 am

      Chei Tafia, you must be next kin to the devil. People like you only see the bad. Why yab Isio? I’m sure you’re an ugly thing

  2. Fabulous B

    October 23, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Lovely! I love the fabric. The designers did a neat job. Well covered. Would definitely rock this to most places. Someone gift this to me *winks* :-). Isio, you got a killer shape, ma. Isio is a much better model for the dress

  3. Emiola

    November 26, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    So cute and lovely design, both women nailed it in their own skin . Mwuah

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