The Caven+Etomi Kingdom high summer “Hair” collection 2014 features hand drawn illustrations inspired by the works of the prolific Nigerian photographer J.D ‘Okhai Ojiekere, who has been celebrated worldwide for his “Hairstyles” series, a collection of over 1000+ recorded Nigerian hairstyles that rose to iconic status for their role in documenting a key aspect of femininity.
Hello everyone! How was your Easter weekend? I hope you had a wonderful time. On Easter Monday, I went to Stranger Lagos, a concept boutique and miro-cafe in Lekki Phase 1, for the Kenneth Ize presentation. Kenneth Ize is a fashion designer who was a finalist in the MTN British Council Young Designer of the Year competition. He just finished his internship with ethical label, Edun, and he launched his S/S 14 collection on Monday. It was a great time and I was with Edwin, the other half of this blog you guys hardly see. It’s been a while since I’ve been out and about with him and I had so much fun catching up and just enjoying myself. Check out the pics from the presentation below!
On Sunday, 13th of April, Viva La Resistance and L’Espace launched their new capsule collection called ‘Eaden’. It was inspired by art deco style featuring different modern and vintage sofa styles. The collection features hand dyed prints in soft hues combined with textured lace and chiffon fabrics to create a collection of essential pieces in simple shapes. See more images after the cut.
I love discovering new talent and was overjoyed when Koye, a budding fashion designer, reached out to me with her new project titled ‘Music of the Dead’. She spent a good chunk of the year reading about Greek mythology and decided to challenge herself and based her project on a lesser known greek goddess, Persephone, who was married to the god of Death, Hades.
Giddimint is an urban online store created in Lagos, Nigeria and stocks ‘street’ inspired fashion items and accessories. They have the coolest graphic t-shirts, polos and now shoes! I’m always on the site, shopping for new tees as I LOVE graphic shirts (don’t you just love the ‘Chale’ tee?).
Giddimint focuses on quality and design mean only the best brands are retailed on Giddimint with most being sold exclusively on the store. Check out their new lookbook below and peep the tees and shoes!
The online store stocks the best street inspired brands in Nigeria such as, Mr. Garbe, Allen and Fifth, 24, Scizzor Mafia, GMH, Black Brother Baby, Literati, Nchi and also Kayobi (Ghana) and Head Honcho (South Africa).
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Buy online at www.giddimint.com
British supermodel, Kate Moss, has reprised her role of designer for Topshop once again and I have to say, I love the lookbook images!
The collection comprises four style stories: balearic dressing, pyjama dressing, cocktail hour and tailoring noir, all of which exude Moss’s own brand of effortless cool.
The collection will be available online and instore at Topshop, as well as Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com and Net-a-porter.com for the first time from April 30. Peep the collection below and tell me what you think about it!