Nigerian Designer Ayo Van Elmar Draws Inspiration From Dead Fish For 2016 Spring/Summer Collection ‘Fishbone’

Nigerian fashion label Ayo Van Elmar released its Spring/Summer collection called Fishbone, inspired by a “late lunch that had the most interesting constructions the creative director had ever seen in a meal.” The fashion designer was particularly fascinated by the diameter of the fishbone, implying strength and intensity in its structure. That inspiration can be…

Emerging Designer Elizabeth Divine Releases 2016 Spring/Summer Collection ‘In Bloom’

Fast-rising Nigerian fashion brand Elizabeth Divine released its 2016 Spring/Summer collection called In Bloom, a celebration of nature coming into its full potential as shown in blooming flowers. The collection features tutu skirts, airy pants, and sheer tulle accents.  Many of the pieces demonstrate the purity of white, while others fully embrace “flower power.” In…

Nigerian Fashion Label Fruché Releases Spring/Summer Collection ‘Nkeiruka’

Nigerian fashion label Fruché released its 2016 Spring/Summer collection called Nkeiruka. The designer drew inspiration from the neverending human search for happiness. The collection was named for designer Frank Aghuno’s mother, Lilian Nkeiruka Aghuno. Nkeiruka is an Igbo word that means “what is to come is greater” and can signify the rainbow. Aghuno thus incorporated…

Nigerian Fashion Label Femy Toys Releases 2016 Spring/Summer Collection ‘Laba-Laba’

Nigerian fashion label Femy Toys (Touch Of Your own Style) released its 2016 Spring/Summer collection, Laba-Laba. Drawing inspiration from nature, in particular butterflies, designer Femi Adeyemi has created “cute” casual wear for both men and women.  Highlighting the designer’s current obsession with the winged insects, some of the models even appear with butterfly masks completely…

Nigerian Fashion Designer Chidinma Obairi Releases Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Nigerian fashion designer Chidinma Obairi released her Spring/Summer 2016 collection. We can safely say the collection is red carpet ready to wear. The classic, elegant pieces were designed with the sophisticated, modern woman in mind.  With glittering Swarovski embellishments, gold lace and pearls and fragile gold discs stitched to the bodice of the dresses, you’re…

New Fashion Label G&M Couture Debuts First Spring/Summer Collection

New fashion label G&M Couture, founded by partners Guyso and Maf, released their first Spring/Summer collection. The collection was inspired by African culture, specifically the sense of freedom, adventure and journey into the human imagination. The pieces include fringed hems and both neat and flared outlines. Silks and Ankara are fused together in an aesthetic…

Nigerian Fashion Houses Morafa And Fruche Come Together With Collection For Men And Women

  Two emerging Nigerian fashion houses, MORAFA (menswear) and Fruché (womenswear), joined forces for a new collection — Caught in Motion — coordinated looks for men and women. In the designers’ words: “The collection is inspired by love, bright colours,and the freshness of morning light. It is a celebration of minimalist feminity and masculinity. The…

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