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Ayo Van Elmar opens 1st Afro-European Flagship Store



Ayo Van Elmar would be honored to welcome you to Africa’s first Contemporary Design Space (CoDeSpace). The flagship echoes a mix of modern design aesthetic fused with three-dimensional geometric accents running along one semi-large wall surface.

The essence of the Afro-European store reflects a coherent synergy between my experience as a creative & art director and my background as a fashion designer. The space was created to feature not only Ayo Van Elmar pieces, but also to embrace fellow emerging designers, thus granting the opportunity to display their brand“, says Ayo Elizabeth Olaogun.

Racks to the right feature men’s ready-to-wear and those to the left feature women’s, all are displayed in the monochrome space with minimal accents of red. Accessories including footwear, handbags, silkscreen hand-printed t-shirts are displayed on pitch-black tinted glass planes.

Ivory black suede blinds accompany the black walls of the fitting rooms, which are customized with rectangular mirrors and lighting fixtures.

Pieces from the Amour Amour, Resort Collection 2015 which were campaigned with Omoni Oboli, the face of Ayo Van Elmar, and the celebrity model Isio Wanogho are currently on a 30% discount at CoDeSpace. An opening sale offering discounts up to 50% at the 45 square meter design space is ongoing!

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CoDeSpace displays Ba’an Wure, a premium fashion brand that only uses high quality Italian silks and silk-jerseys, to provide today’s women with the trendiest elegant dresses. “The fashion label has been in business for two years. The word Ba’an Wure is the native name for a second child in my tribal dialect“, says the designer, Zainab Ibrahim, who also wanted a unique African name for the brand.

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100% hand made, quality footwear by Etti designs ensures that men and women visiting CoDeSpace experience a complete shopping atmosphere and guarantees that all needs are met. The creative director, Kayode Durosinmi-Etti is pleased to have found the perfect atmosphere and ideal company for his beautiful shoes.

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is the founder of Madame Coquette (MC), a company that designs and manufactures a luxury leather bags in Nigeria. She is also the founder of Fula farms, a commercial goat farm in lekki, Lagos.

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Ayo Van Elmar CoDeSpace (ContemporaryDesignSpace) is very excited about the collaboration with Madame Coquette and is proudly stocking beautiful handmade bags at the Space, because we love and appreciate hard work!

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An opening sale offering discounts up to 50% at the 45 square meter design space is ongoing! Come in and toast to a glass of wine with us, to greater heights for you and CoDeSpace! Come and experience the best customer service in all of Africa!

AYO VAN ELMAR Contemporary Design Space @ Odyssey Place, 2nd floor.
Plot 4 T.F.Kuboye road, alternative route by new market road Oniru lekki.

Opening hours
Mondays – Saturdays: 10am – 8pm (Environmental Sanitation Saturdays 12 noon – 8pm) | Sundays: 1pm – 8pm
Telephone numbers +234 1 293 2903, +234 803 7077 553

Social Media
Twitter: @AveCodeSpace | Instagram: @ayovanelmar_codespace | Facebook:
Email us: [email protected], [email protected]

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  1. Mee...

    November 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Nicee…. I like the black and white shoe o! Hope you guys caught the black friday fever already??! Cus I might need a price slash for the shoes!!! Oh and Omoni, always f-l-a-w-l-e-s-s! After how many kids again? Luv her!

  2. Traci

    November 25, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Wow such a lovely place… I was there with a friend even though I didn’t buy anything I was treated like a mini Goddess with a glass of sparkling wine to welcome me. I’m definitely going to come by again this time to really shop its a cool experience

  3. Charlie

    November 25, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Quite in a league of its own.
    Realy really well done! I love. Go on doing great stuff!

  4. gatsby

    November 25, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Nice interior work and those shoes looks real good… Great job all over

  5. Timilehin

    November 25, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Great job Ayo! I’m so proud of you and I’m dancing Skelewu for you and your team. You’ve done a fantastic job! You’re going places! Higher grounds! My “ChanelOfAfrica” muah

  6. fashionvictim

    November 25, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Great concept, extravagant interior and cutting edge fashion – and, most importantly, an oasis in the Nigerian customer service desert. When I walked in I felt like I had just left Lagos and entered a high end store in Jermyn Street or on Rive gauche. Congrats! I can’t wait to go there again next weekend to take a look at Ayo van Elmar’s latest collection.

  7. CocoBrown

    November 26, 2015 at 12:14 am

    I love AyoVanElmar pieces………just gorge……lets go black friday…..

  8. [email protected]

    November 26, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    100% hand made and yet they have classy items and foot wears just like Zara, Givenchi and the rest, am really impressed to my satisfaction… Hoping to go there for shopping anytime soon ..Great work Etti, keep it up.. Bless!!!

  9. Tropiclover

    November 26, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Wow! R E S P E C T ….. that’s what this means to me! Kudos. Too impressive. Keep it up!

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