One year after launching AD by AGBANI DAREGO and opening her AD Showroom, Agbani Darego introduces the e-commerce website – www.adbyagbanidarego.com
I had the lovely opportunity to visit, Zinkata, Ezinne Chinkata’s store in Dolphin Estate. Ezinne Chinkata is a stylist and image consultant who has been in the industry for years and has been Fashion Editor at both Genevieve and Wow magazines. Her motive is just to ‘stock nice things’ at great prices and the store does just that. I had an amazing time at her store and I highly suggest you go down there and get yourself a few pieces!
I was at Spice TV Runway Fiesta last week at Federal Palace Hotel and it was … interesting. I’m all for great fashion and music but as usual, it didn’t start on time. I hate it so so much but I guess I have to live with it in Nigeria.
Spice TV Runway Fiesta is the TV version of Music Meets Runway. It’s shot live for TV and this was the second season of the show. Designers including Grey, Kenneth Ize, Wana Sambo, Tzar, Kamokini, Kola Kuddus, Moofa, Ifeanyi Nwune, Mi-Le and Kinabuti showed their collections while there were performances from Bez, Muna, Jaywon, Temi Dollface and some other musicians. Continue on for pictures of the event!
My favorite store and place to hang, Stranger Lagos, just turned one! To celebrate, they had a shindig at the boutique and it was loads of fun. Stranger always brings out the fun in me for a place so alternative.
Edwin is around so we got to network and explore as usual. We met Maki Oh! She was super sweet and surprisingly soft spoken and we bonded over a love of FKA Twigs and more. And Yagazi Emezi of the Yagazi Emezi Lunch Series amongst many other really great projects was there as well, as well as Funfere Koroye of Fusion Kevlar and Afam of TheSauvage.com. Check out all the pictures from the event below.
African fashion has come a long way over the last three decades, sub-Saharan fashion especially. Stifled by the post-independence decades of civil war and gruesome military regimes, very little thrived in the fifties and sixties. Fashion was considered (and in some circles is still considered) a frivolous pursuit at best and a total waste of time at worst. No matter how innovative a designer was, he or she was considered little more than a glorified tailor. But as the domestic wars began to abate and the discoveries of resources unique to these countries turned them from vassals of their former colonizers to truly independent, economically viable countries, art began to gain appreciation, and fashion with it.
Today, we have the lovely and beautiful Bubu Ogisi, the fashion consultant, stylist and creative director of iamISIGO. Her work has been featured everywhere (including here!) and she is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian fashion industry. Read on to know more about her amazing style, her start as a designer and the challenges she has faced.