You will surely get wowed by the new collection of traditional Iro and Buba by ready-to-wear brand Alainé. The fashion label presents its new collection, Virgo; a range of pieces featuring a new spin on the traditional Nigerian womenswear classic, the Iro and Buba.
With the new collection, Alainé, pronounced ah-leyn, has channelled its passion for the richness of African fabrics and styles into creating a collection that cuts across cultural divides. The focus of the range is its faux wrapper; skirts and dresses sewn to give the illusion of an iro, without the hassle of tying a traditional one. The collection is a fusion of Western and Nigerian styles, fusing a mix of ankara, crêpe, organza and striped shirting.
Taking its inspiration from Nigerian women and their different personalities, the brand seeks to provide women with pieces for every mood: from simple and elegant, to sexy and fierce, everything that embodies the Alainé woman. Here are some of the designs in the collection:
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