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#HeinekenLFDW2015 – Day 1: Sophie Zinga’s “Petaaw” Collection




Say hello to Senegalese designer, Sophie Zinga!

Showcasing again on Nigerian soil, models hit the runway minutes ago with pieces from her “Petaaw” collection. A word from her native tongue of ‘Wolof’, the “Petaaw” collection is an ode to Africa’s once monetary system – the cowry shell.

According to the brand – “The cowry shell until this day holds great significance in culture, fashion, and indigenous religious beliefs all throughout Africa.

The collection for Spring/Summer 2016 is sleek and classy with clean hemlines, clean and cowry-coloured pieces and, most importantly, cowry embellishments.

See the collection below!

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Designer, Sophie Zinga

Designer, Sophie Zinga

Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna)

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  1. prudy_miles

    October 29, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Her designs are nice….. Model Fumilola be doing me proud.

  2. J3nnif3r

    October 29, 2015 at 7:48 am

    The dress didn’t sit well at all on the models. The breast buttons especially are tight and some of the models are like males.

  3. Tikka Masala

    October 29, 2015 at 11:07 am

    This was my 2nd favorite collection of the looooooong evening. But the designer ruined it for me when she showed up on stage in bathroom slippers to take her bow! I know you preggers, but you should have made a bit more of an effort in public, so many fancy flat sandals she could’ve worn!!! Ugggh! Lol

  4. Obi

    October 29, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    I thought this collection was one of the strongest of the night. From the fabric choice to the finishing i thought it was impeccable. This brand is def one of the to in Africa. Lol I do agree about the slippers though buut hey #neverbeenpreggosoiwontjudge

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