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The Maki Oh Effect! Amaka Osakwe debuts Chic Pieces for Ready-to-Wear Spring/Summer 2016

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The highly anticipated Spring/Summer 2016 collection by Designer, Amaka Osakwe of Maki Oh is here, and we are loving it.

According to an exclusive press release, the collection was ‘inspired by the absurdity of life, and explores the ideas of finding purpose through actions of futility.’ For the S/S 2016 season, the Maki Oh woman is reflective and questions the nothingness and meaning of life.

The pieces themselves carry meaning of their own. The silk satin ‘adire’ wrap dress has 2 distinct patterns – they portray the wave of ups and downs, and the chaos of life represented in the “jagajaga” (scattered) print.

The brand says – “This restrained surrender, expressed in the colours and fabrics this season, sees the use of  rainbow-coloured  waves, held together with the deep blues of adire. Blacks and blues converge with bronze, orange, fuchsia and florals, but are halted by blood reds which pierce for answers.

The collection was exclusively debuted on Vogue.com with words by writer, Maya Singer. She wrote on the collection – “Osakwe is a designer with an urgent need for her clothes to mean something; this time out she encompassed that meaning in looks that were her most wearable yet.

Each piece is a statement maker and shows off strong aesthetics like the Adire print, fringe detailing, asymmetrical hemlines etc, signature to the Maki Oh brand.

View the cull collection below. Read more from Vogue.com here.

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16 Comments

  1. tinu

    October 21, 2015 at 11:30 am

    The jumpsuit is bae bt I don’t know y I am getting this I AM SIGO vibe…the collection is really nice

  2. www.eniwealth79.blogspot.com

    October 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Just 3

  3. mo

    October 21, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    there are some really nice pieces here but the lighting is just plain horrible! Maki Oh please invest in showcasing your pieces well. what you’ve got doesnt do your work anu justice.

  4. Obsessed with this collection

    October 21, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    My new fave!!!!

  5. Odididi

    October 21, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    I like how the pieces from dis collection are “unusual”. I see only a few wearable pieces though. Overall MakiOh is a fabbb designer! xx

  6. Meah

    October 21, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    All that long epistle on top cloth! Guess you have to be somewhat esoteric to be perceived as a good designer. oh, well… Interesting pieces nonetheless. Well done ma’am.

  7. Tikka Masala

    October 21, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Great peices as always from the talented Maki-OH. But my issue with her is availability of the clothes. Where is she stocked, what are the prices, are these just one-off peices, where is the store, do you have a store, do you not want us to buy and wear your designs..at least in Nigeria?? ….I just don’t understand. You tease us and then leave us to hang dry. Good luck with this collection though.

    • Ada_ugo

      October 25, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Precisely my issue. I was looking at this collection a few days ago, and it said for more refer to vogue.com. I just jejely x-ed out the screen. I think many of these nigerian designers are very very comfortable with their current profit margin (and that’s a good thing). All we see is winter collection, fall collection, this and that… no store address, no online store where items can be purchased, none of that – just models wearing clothes and looking pretty.
      I guess when they’re ready to increase their market share, no one would need to tell them what time it is.

    • Elie

      December 4, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      OMG! These are my exact thoughts. I’ve been perusing the internet to see where the hell I can get some of her gorgeous pieces but there is no information anywhere on all these valid questions you ask. Yet you see people like Solange wearing her pieces. Maybe these are the kind of people she is targeting? Not us ordinary Nigerians. Her email is listed here so this will be my last resort.

  8. Hian

    October 21, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Maki Oh is such an understated designer in Nigeria, but she still has a growing international market which cannot of said of the other young designers out there whose clothes are loaned to just Nigerian celebrities and socialites with no sale at the end of it. I see an IAmisigo similarity, but then again, Ogisi along with other designers started doing tassels on their clothes long after Maki Oh had released similar tassels, so I definitely rate this designer among the top in terms of design, originality and success. Her clothes have such chicness and quality to it, no wonder all her collections are always featured on vogue. I can’t afford any, but it would be great if she made an everyday collection for us 9-5 folks

  9. anonymous

    October 21, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    She’s got her clothes stocked in Alara in lagos and internationally, she stocks in Maryam Nassir Zadeh

  10. Made

    October 21, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    The sickly look makeup…now trending…not slightly

  11. reqe

    October 21, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Lovely collection! Kudos to the designer.

    Honest question though: what does ‘restrained surrender’ mean?

  12. nunulicious

    October 22, 2015 at 12:34 am

    I like the surprise on some of the pieces as you scroll downwards and see the full picture

  13. Shalewa belo

    October 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Amazing!!!

  14. Ndidi

    October 26, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Maki oh is the best designer in this country any day anytime. Her originality and creativity is amazing. Just wish i could afford one of her pieces 🙁 but i love u Makiiiiii. keep inspiring us young aspiring designers! we are watching and learning

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