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New York Fashion Week AW17: OXOSI presents Maki Oh



Nigerian designer Maki Oh, released her new collection at the ongoing New York Fashion Week shows today, at Space Studios in New York City.

The backdrop for the presentation reminded so much of our Danfo buses here in Nigeria, buses that Governor Ambode has announced will cease to exist on Lagos State roads very soon.

The label partnered with OXOSI for the presentation.

A born and bred Lagosian, the designer is known for her use of African textiles and Nigerian references in her designs.

First, it was ehn,” but now it’s “oh” – a sound that could either be another popular Nigerian exclamation or the latter part of the designer’s brand name, who knows?

We appreciate her positivity with the phrase, “no condition is permanent” written across a top in the collection, another popular phrase with Nigerians – especially when faced with tough times.

Her use of prints, colours, cut-outs and asymmetric silhouettes are traits that have become staples for the Maki Oh brand without limiting the designer’s creativity season after season.

Close Ups

Fresh skin, defined brows and bold lips with a pinch of freckles completed the makeup look for this collection.

Photo Credit: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)


  1. Missappleberry

    February 16, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    What is all this please??? I’m confused!

    • Fleur

      February 18, 2017 at 12:53 am

      Maki Oh, ogini? Mbanu, who is whispering in your ear? Na juju oh. Please osiso, banish that person from your information circle. Biko. Wharrisdis?

    • AfroQueen

      February 18, 2017 at 6:18 pm

      The stuff’s pretty bad, though. At this point we’re being sold the emperor’s new clothes through a persistent marketing machine. She is lucky but isn’t living up to yhe hype right now. Maybe the marketing machine should focus on another Nigerian designer, like Bridget A, right now. I

      t’s not just the tailoring of this maki oh collection that is poor (eg the yellow no condition is permanent outfit). It’s the weird silhouettes and also no thought has gone into the color scheme for individual outfits, not to mention cohesiveness of the whole collection. And who wears those gaudy Christmas decoration shine-shine things on their clothes? With any kind of joy?

      Maybe she is being overworked and needs a break…

  2. Anon

    February 16, 2017 at 4:59 pm


  3. Uche

    February 16, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I absolutely love this collection !!!!! Wow!!!!

  4. Tokstarr the Fakestarr

    February 16, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Was she in a drug induced haze when she came up with all these?

    my senses feel assaulted

    ahn ahn what is this??

  5. Vidavi

    February 16, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    You had one shot to wow the crowd, and this if what you came up with?

  6. Tokstarr the Fakestarr

    February 16, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    NO VEX O



  7. Ewa Ali

    February 16, 2017 at 7:54 pm


  8. MadamYe...

    February 16, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    You see the problem with Nigerian People…If the color combination is not matching matching and it’s not a midi dress of a jumpsuit, it’s not fashion.

    A majority of people spewing ‘fashionista’ don’t know jack shiiii about fashion and style.

    Fashion is an expressive style. It’s about pushing boundaries and not confirming. If some of you guys had a real good eye for fashion and looked beyond what you see every day you would know this collection bangs.

    The pieces don’t even have to be styled the way it done so for the run way. Individually the pieces would make sense to the closed minded [fashionistas’ you’d once again know this collection was gorge!!!!

    Open your minds…

    • MadamYe...

      February 16, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      ‘Expressive art’


      Just amending my typos…

    • Chartreuse

      February 17, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Oh please, pushing boundaries or nah, one of the basic things that should be gotten right about clothes is tailoring. Those clothes look badly made and rushed. The clothes do not even look like they belong in a collection. I am a big Maki Oh fan and this is worst collection I have seen so far. It looks like she made everything the night before.

    • Fashion Novice

      February 17, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Am i missing something? Please help point out what outfits in particular are badly made.

    • destiny

      February 17, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Please go away. Clearly you like horrid clothes.

      Fact is that this was a huge let down compared to her last 2 collections (Which were AMAZING!!!). Boundaries or not, steam your damn clothes and give us something that does not look like a Maju prduction it. You are a renowned designer not an LFDW “rising star”

    • Plain 2.0

      February 17, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      I love you for this….Nigerians have become so used to mediocrity that they can’t fail to see true design talent.
      It’s stupid copy copy designers like that they will be praising

  9. Ego

    February 16, 2017 at 10:28 pm


  10. tunmi

    February 17, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I actually like this collection. I would wear it differently but I would definitely get some of these pieces

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