Nigerian Fashion

Orange Culture’s Nigerian Staircase-Inspired ‘Dovetail’ Collection 

image

The imperfection of staircases in Lagos, Nigeria doesn’t necessarily take away from [their] beauty as the… lines, joints and dimensions make each step an exciting adventure, a step into an airy discovery,” the designer explains, “the staircases have a rustic appearance that reinterprets the natural structure of wood and inspired the prints developed for the collection.“ 

#2

‘My Dark Twisted Fantasy’ Lookbook By Nigerian Stylist Richard Akuson 

image

“I imagine that women in the near future will be highly evolved, as such care more about the art in fashion than the beauty of it. This look book explores the wardrobe of this evolved woman, the intricacies of her complex and audacious style. Such a woman sees her self as more of an editorial tear-sheet than a woman, thus, deviating from convention in her quest for broader self expression. Naturally, I figure that this woman in her elaborate style wears her hair big, with little to abstract makeup; subtle blue brows, earth tone eye shadow, mascara and burgundy lip colour in this case. She’s strongly characterised by her extravagant use of jewellery, and in this case, rusty tribal jewellery. To her, more is actually more. This is an attempt to juxtapose my imaginations to the real life Italian style icon Anna Dello Russo and the Lagos game-changer Nkiru Anumudu, whose style have successfully made the unimaginable fashionable. Though hard to explain, their larger-than-life style partly forms a vivid representation of what I imagine the next generation woman to look like.”

 

Laetitia MulaMula, Kenya (VP of the Eastern Africa Business Council). We were not able to talk but later on, Ms. Mulamula was able to send me this information:

Ms. Mulamula is also a Co-Founder and Vice President of the Eastern Africa Diaspora Business Council (EADBC), a US-based non-governmental organization.She is charged with facilitating trade and investment linkages between East African and US entities in the public and private sector.She also plays advisory roles in water, sanitation, and renewable energy infrastructure implementation initiatives in East Africa. 
She would like to invite all who are interested to come to the EADBC and the African Union-Washington DC Mission are co-hosting the Eastern Africa Trade and Investment Forum on August 7th. This will occur during the week of the White House-Africa Heads of State Summit which is scheduled on August 5 and 6th. The guiding theme of the conference is “Leveraging Technology and Global Partnerships for New Frontiers in Trade, Logistics and Manufacturing in the EAC”. 

Laetitia MulaMula, Kenya (VP of the Eastern Africa Business Council). We were not able to talk but later on, Ms. Mulamula was able to send me this information:

Ms. Mulamula is also a Co-Founder and Vice President of the Eastern Africa Diaspora Business Council (EADBC), a US-based non-governmental organization.She is charged with facilitating trade and investment linkages between East African and US entities in the public and private sector.She also plays advisory roles in water, sanitation, and renewable energy infrastructure implementation initiatives in East Africa.

She would like to invite all who are interested to come to the EADBC and the African Union-Washington DC Mission are co-hosting the Eastern Africa Trade and Investment Forum on August 7th. This will occur during the week of the White House-Africa Heads of State Summit which is scheduled on August 5 and 6th. The guiding theme of the conference is “Leveraging Technology and Global Partnerships for New Frontiers in Trade, Logistics and Manufacturing in the EAC”.