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African Luxury Brand To Watch

SIWWAA African Heritage Reimagined There is an emerging African Luxury brand shining forth from East Africa. It is a brand that has made a bold entry into the African luxury sector with its iconic bag Chanzo. Aptly named Siwwaa, a contemporary reinterpretation of the Siwa, an ornately carved side blown…

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Alaïa Bag For This Season

Get on the bright side of this season with this eye candy. This bag is crafted in Italy from polished alligator with a leather lining. It is also available in two other colourways. Alaïa’s bucket bags have been a house hallmark for the past decade and each season they’re updated…

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The Show Shopper

This Acne Studios shopper tote is indeed a show stopper. The Musubi large bag comes in storm-blue lambskin an it is made in Italy. It features a knot detail inspired by a traditional Japanese obi sash. It is also available in black and brown Price: N535,744.60 (£1,100) Available: acnestudios.com…

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AbayaLagos New Collection Pays Homage To African And Arabian Luxury

Contemporary RTW fashion brand, AbayaLagos has unveiled its new collection for AW18 titled “Cultured Arabica’’.  Collections pays homage to African and Arabian craftsmanship using traditional woven fabric, Aso-oke for the signature capes and flamboyant decorative detail on the sleeves and back of the pieces. The silhouettes depict a structured flow…

Kate Spade handbag

Kate Spade Bag

Nothing looks better than having a Kate Spade bag on your shoulders. This is one of her collections designed to meet any occasion. It is small but elegant having front and zip-top closure. Available at: katespade.co.uk N161,504.00 ($448.00)…

Atinuke Adelakun, CEO, Patterns&stitches

As Nigeria Celebrates Its 57th Anniversary, Let’s Think Of Its Fashion In A New Age

ATINUKE ADELAKUN Nigerians can be considered among the most resilient people. This is because, in spite our colonial heritage and the influence of international mass media holding up one culture as superior to African cultures, many Nigerians have stayed true to their culture and traditions in food,  marriages, fashion, and…

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A Straw Hat To Have

This pink straw Coco Palm hat is the work of model-cum-milliner Nick Fouquet, whose Los Angeles store has become a mecca for A-listers seeking statement headwear (his clients have included Kate Moss, Georgia May Jagger, Anne Hathaway, Madonna and Bob Dylan). Available at: nickfouquet.com Price: N196, 593.75 ($625)…

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Earthy Jewellery

New designs of jewellery are organic celebrating nature in dynamic ways says LARA OLADUNNI Something interesting is happening in the world of jewellery. Jewellers around the world are taking on a daring terrain with recent edgy jewellery designs.  New designs are drawing strong inspiration from nature. Last summer, Chanel unveiled…