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Alainé by Celine presents “Virgo” – a Modern Twist to Iro & Buba

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Ready-To-Wear brand Alainé by Celine recently released its new collection titled Virgo featuring a range of pieces which put a new spin on the traditional Nigerian womenswear classic, the iro, and buba.

The brand channeled its passion for the richness of African fabrics and styles into creating a collection that cuts across cultural divides. The focus of the range is its faux wrapper: skirts and dresses sewn to give the illusion of an iro, without the hassle of tying a traditional one.

It is a fusion of Western and Nigerian styles, including a mix of Ankara, crêpe, organza and striped shirts. Taking its inspiration from Nigerian women and their different personalities, the brand seeks to provide women with pieces for every mood: from simple and elegant, to sexy and fierce and everything that embodies the Alainé woman.

Designer: Alainé by Celine | @alainebyceline
Muse: Anita Adetoye | @anita.adetoye
Photography: Tope Adenola | @tope_horpload
Makeup: Anita Adetoye | @anitabrows
Jewellery: Instyle Emporium | @instyleemporium
Creative Direction: Celine Ifedayo | @celineslimz


  1. Jules

    September 14, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Lovely piece

  2. Bee

    September 14, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Anita is pretty and just right for this shoot.

  3. Addy

    September 14, 2017 at 9:39 am

    So lovely. I love everyone of them.

  4. Bidee

    September 14, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Absolutely stunning pieces. It has been a while since I have seen originality from our designers. This is so original and beautiful. I hope these designs are trademarked so you can profit from copies made by other designers.

  5. Ej

    September 14, 2017 at 10:39 am

    The rich keeps getting why cant an upcoming model be the muse.. Ps am not hating

    • Uberhaute looks

      September 14, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      I know you aren’t hating although the chic is right for the shoot but I can’t but ask myself why not an upcoming and she the makeup?

  6. Hilz

    September 14, 2017 at 11:05 am

    This is really beautiful. Kudos Alaine by Celine

  7. l

    September 14, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Classy, decent, beautiful. The designs still manage to be sexy at the same time.

  8. Adachi

    September 14, 2017 at 11:46 am

    This is absolutely amaaaaaziiiing!

    • Rossanah Jonah

      February 16, 2020 at 8:46 pm

      The styles are all lovely… they’re beautiful

  9. MercyI

    September 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    This Is So Lovely, Classy, Beautiful On An Adorable Beauty

  10. Dr.N

    September 14, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    The originality
    The creativity
    The versatility
    The muse ???
    Iya mmi!!!

  11. Letty

    September 14, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Simple and straight to the point. It is ridiculous to suggest trademarking designs. Everyone copies from everyone and this is not an original design. All the up and coming tailors in Lagos have made and are making this style..No one trademarks any design utterly ridiculous…Uber designers in the West whom Nigerians so love to copy have not trademarked their designs how much more these designs……

    • Elle

      September 14, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      Letty Letty ? You never disappoint

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