It’s the month of the Woman and Wanger Ayu wants you to know this. Living up to her reputation as one of Nigerian fashion’s brightest stars, Wanger Ayu has just released her edgy new collection aptly named ‘BRAVE’.
The pieces maintain a lot of Wanger’s signature play with structure and femininity while going bolder with statement pieces that push the edge. The collection combines the metallic elements of gold and silver with flirty frills, knife-edged pleats, abstract flower patterns and ribbons. With a distinctive shimmer to each piece, Wanger Ayu’s ‘Brave’ lives up to its name, fearlessly celebrating the complex yet unmistakable power and soul in today’s woman; strong, intelligent, ambitious, sensual and so much more.
The label describes BRAVE as
a collection of self-discovery and the power in womanhood, inspired majorly by recent world economic and political events. It takes a look at today’s woman and the true power she holds; fearlessly breaking boundaries and not afraid to stand out, all the while embracing all that makes her woman.
With a philosophy of embracing fashion and creating style, Wanger Ayu was one of the selected few to showcase under the British Council Fashion Focus Series, at the Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2015. In 2016, Wanger Ayu was a finalist in the Future Awards prize for fashion.
Her designs have been worn by celebrities such as Toke Makinwa, Waje, Kate Henshaw, Bolanle Olukanni, Dakore Akande and Somkele Idhalama. A style blogger favourite, Wanger Ayu is celebrated for her edgy cuts and complex structure.
Photography: Obinna Obioma | @mrobinnaobioma
Styling: Ugonna Nwaka | @ugonna_
Makeup: Phoebe Ben Kalio | @phoebebenkalio
Models: Zahara Models | @zaharamodels
Assist: Tosan Andrew | @tosan_andrew