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“Dream” – Nigerian Womenswear label O’Milua by Jumoke Ademilua presents its Resort 2016 Collection



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With this collection, designer Olajumoje Ademilua is taking you beyond reality and into a dream. The collection for Resort 2016, titled “Dream“, was inspired by a woman (her) who slept in Lagos and woke up in the Mediterranean. And with the reality of never leaving her new location dawning on her, she decides she has to make a new life for herself and blend her African roots with that of the Mediterranean.

The collection features pieces made from a traditional tie-dye method – ‘aidre’, and simple silhouettes featuring tropical prints like leaves in blue and white. It also has other strong Mediterranean colours like white & zesty lemon.

Speaking on her new collection and why she created it Jumoke says: “Sometimes I find myself dreaming of another life. What it would be like living somewhere with an entirely different culture from what I’ve been used to. Personally, I’ve always admired the Japanese culture and Mediterranean lifestyle, or somewhere hot and exotic like Morocco. At other times I’ve fancied living somewhere close to the beach on some Caribbean island. But in all, I’ve always imagined different versions of me living in these rich and diverse cultural locations.

Lately, I’ve had the urge to explore the Mediterranean lifestyle, where I’m always imaging what it’s like living somewhere in Santorini Greece, Venice, or some small village in the Mediterranean. Even though I haven’t had the opportunity to go experience the Mediterranean lifestyles, I thought what better way to experience it than through a collection. I must confess, the entire process of making this resort collection really got me even more obsessed about moving away, and living an understated lifestyle somewhere in some small village in Italy.

View the collection below;

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Photo Credit
Photography: David Milare (Instagram: @IAm_Milare)
Styling & Direction: Olajumoke Ademilua of O’Milua (Website: | Instagram: @OmiluaOfficial)
Model: Idy Essien (Instagram: @_Haidee_)

To find out more on the collection, send an e-mail to [email protected] | Call: +2348104087574 | Follow them on Instagram: @OmiluaOfficial | Visit their website:

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  1. adirelounge

    October 12, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Prints by us..

    • lola

      October 24, 2015 at 4:52 am

      lol, this is why as a designer,i love your work but i can never purchase fabric from you, i dont understand what the noise of telling the world this designer or that designer got thier fabric from you, its very unprofessional.

  2. damilare

    October 12, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Nice prints

  3. Don Lokobanty

    October 12, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Very clean Shot milare.. Keep it up.. bro

  4. aikay

    October 12, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Sorry Adirelounge, It’s not mind blowing at all, if you take away the lighting and the picture quality your collection can pass for a regular tailor’s handwork. Pls try and up ur game, if it were dt good you really don’t need to praise urself, pple will flock ur column with good comments.

    • Henri M.A

      October 12, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      aikay I hate to have to do this but your statement is quite ludicrous. The fact that you think no promo is needed to attract people confirms that you’re dimwitted. These collections are fantastic, unfortunately same can’t be said about you. Have a nice day.

  5. kolawole

    October 12, 2015 at 3:35 pm


  6. ik.jones

    October 12, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Nice collections and photo shoot, keep it MILARE.

  7. maja hamdalat

    October 12, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    keep it up dear.

  8. Rrrrrrrrr

    October 12, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    African prints always look beautiful and Jumoke’s inspiration gives it a cool vibe typical of laid back lives of the Caribbean people. The white one is soooooooo me though

  9. Vivian

    October 12, 2015 at 4:26 pm


  10. faloye

    October 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Swoon! i really love this. nice shot @milare..U earned it bro

  11. odunfa oluwasegun DJ Tuzo

    October 12, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Nice post by the model. cool and lovely shot by the photography bring up africa beauty.

  12. Abiodun

    October 12, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Absolutely beautiful, keep up the good work.

  13. bimbola

    October 13, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    @milare. Awesome,u know

  14. Balogun Seun Yomi

    October 13, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Great works….
    All resplendent!

  15. IJ

    October 16, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    *yawn*…very boring.


    October 21, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Beautiful Costumes, Nice Postures, Dope Photoshoot.

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