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Right off the Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week Runway, This is “IT” – Style Temple’s Spring/Summer 2017 Lookbook

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Fresh off a critically acclaimed debut at the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week, fast rising upscale womenswear brand – Style Temple has released it’s Spring 2017 lookbook titled ‘IT’.

Here’s what they had to say on the inspiration behind the name ‘IT’

‘IT’ – the collection, generally paints the idea of a blossoming flower that at it’s peak, reaches a full bloom, through our use of crafted appliques, innovative of-the-shoulder interpretation and fringe and tassel for movement.

For the most part, we go through life without knowing what ‘IT’ truly means. Alexa Chung was declared to us an international ‘it’ girl, and then Eku Edewor – Nigeria’s ‘It’ girl. We know we love them but more often than not we really cannot tell why we do.

Now, IT can be our source of confidence, identity or happiness or just something that we feel and recognize but can never place a name or description to it. It’s as intangible as it is tangible. It is multi-faceted and for that reason can mean different things to different people – but for the most part, we never come to know what ‘IT’ truly mean.

For Og Okwonkwo, designer and creative director at Style Temple, IT is an action word; it is being, it is becoming; it is blossoming into her next season woman who could be an accomplished author and a trailblazer like Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche who has found peace in being beautiful, stylish or a celebrated film star like Genevieve Nnaji who has broken barriers with her craft, stealth and grace, or just a woman fully blooming into a realization of her purpose and magnitude.

‘IT’ is a collection that is for every woman who is on a journey of being the best of herself, and because of that, she’s aware that dressing up and looking the part is as empowering as it is a part of her arsenal.

See the Photos

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Credits
Website: www.styletemple.ng | @styletemple
Styling and Creative Direction: Og Okonkwo | @og_styletemple
Photography: Terna Iwar for Bantu Studio | @ternaiwar, @bantustudio
Models: Zahara Models | @zaharamodels
Makeup: Ronaldthe7th | @ronaldthe7th

21 Comments

  1. Finding Trouble

    November 10, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Where can i buy?

  2. EE

    November 10, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Pretty lass, some of the outfits aren’t half bad either.

  3. Bimbo

    November 10, 2016 at 11:19 am

    This is really amazing stuff !

  4. Nuna

    November 10, 2016 at 11:20 am

    OMG This is absolutely stunning!!!

  5. .....just saying

    November 10, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Ejiro Amos Tafiri, are you seeing this? After what you showed at the same LFDW, girl, berra up your game o

  6. Ify

    November 10, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Ohhhhhhh. I love almost everything but money yab man. See that one Toke wore ??

  7. Joy Ojo

    November 10, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking, I am stunned. I need money oooooo. Who loves me pls? Help a sister ooooo. I’m a UK size 12. lol

  8. Adio_Braimoh

    November 10, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    All looking fabulous. Blossom indeed is the core of inspiration.

  9. Joy Ojo

    November 10, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Checked out the site and saw these beautiful pieces. I cannot afford them oo and tailor no fit copy these ones at all. Chisos!

    • Mide

      November 10, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Tailor shouldn’t be copying anything. Same people who criticise designers for copying will carry original designs to tailors to copy…..Nigerians and hypocrisy! I hail!.

      You want someone’s child to invest time and brain power in creating only to duplicate…..please stay in your basic style lane till you’re ready or you go create yourself!

      O and yes a great tailor can absolutely recreate this well…but they’ll likely charge high too for good wok…but If they have any sense and respect for the industry, they wouldn’t copy.

  10. jess

    November 10, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    https://www.bellanaija.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/style-temple-Spring-Summer-2017-Lookbook_-_16_bellanaija.jpg this has me written all over it. Where can we buy.Beautiful,creative,chic name it.

  11. Omoh

    November 10, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Its style temple in the building yo!!!

  12. Ewa ali

    November 11, 2016 at 3:02 am

    Utmost sophisticated pieces, how affordable are they?

  13. misskemo

    November 11, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Beautifully made unique pieces. Right up my street but then I saw the price tag, and the way my bank account is set up atm kolewerk. lol one day sha

  14. chibs

    November 11, 2016 at 9:21 am

    loveeeeee. the first collection on bella naija I soooo loveee

  15. funmilola

    November 11, 2016 at 9:48 am

    These designs are breathtaking, Lord please help this your girl who wants to be a fashion designer.Amen!

  16. Jasmine Howson-wright

    November 11, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Absolutely Stunning pieces!
    and the Models (Mide) *love struck*!

  17. Anon

    November 11, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    This is stephane rolland 2013. Google is your friend

  18. Dolce

    November 11, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    This is stephane rolland 2013. Your welcom ?

  19. Dolce

    November 11, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    This is stephane rolland 2013. Your welcome ?

    • Anon

      November 12, 2016 at 10:39 am

      Lol not so much tho!

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