Nina Baksmaty - Koshie O Creative Director
The Ghanian - American based designer Koshie O, who is renowned for using local fabrics to create contemporary designs has joined forces with, Grammy award winning singer Myà, ANTM cycle 3 winner Eva Marcille and gospel singer Michelle Williams.
They have created fabulous pieces which will be apart of the "Koshie O. Women" project for the S/S 2013 collection.
The collection has been designed with customized special prints, with a percentage of the profits being donated to the 'Mercy Corps' which is a global aid agency who are involved in helping populations who have been stricken by tragic events.
The specially designed pieces will be available from next spring, so ladies keep your eyes on the Koshie website for more news regarding this collaboration.
Research finds that people who identify strongly with their racial ethnicity are generally happier. So, what better way of spreading joy and self confidence than with ethnic fashions?
"Having positive feelings about one's ethnic group appears to provide an extra boost of positivity in individuals' daily lives" claims Wake Forest University's Psychology Professor Lisa Kiang. "The positive effects of ethnic pride found in this study could suggest that parents and society in general should encourage strong ethnic identity in families."
Slippers by Kene is an initiative to promote the development of the local (Nigerian) industry, by using locally sourced materials and workmanship, to provide bespoke handcrafted ladies slippers.
Slippers by Kene’ is a footwear line from the eponymous fashion accessories label ‘Kene Rapu’ which was introduced in October 2011. Kene has always had a fervent passion for fashion and the growth of the Nigerian fashion industry. She would always look forward to coming home for the holidays during which she could undergo internships at fashion houses and work closely with some of the pioneers of the Nigerian fashion industry.
Kene’s love for fashion, eye for detail and creative nature inspired her to start her own footwear line. The newly introduced line has grown very quickly, with a demand for slippers way beyond her expectation, and a clientele base spanning from children to grandmothers, to a number of women of style.
She describes the ‘SlippersbyKene’ woman as one who values comfort, good quality and unique styling. A lady who knows the importance of foot wear to her total look and goes the extra mile to ensure that she is kitted in only the best. She is a lady that pampers her feet and does not give up a good opportunity to show off her well pedicured feet in a dainty pair of slippers, whether with jeans, to match an outfit or simply just because.
Every fashion conscious Nigerian woman knows the pivotal role of Ankara in Nigerian fashion over generations. The material is greatly adored among Nigerian women. However the material (and its designs) has retained conservative look over time, until Lisa Folawiyo stepped in.
New York based African Designer Helena Aidoo Morrison has always had eyes for fashion since she was a kid, which earned her the nick name spice girl by her family and friends. At the age of 16, she was already designing and crafting belts and purses.Helen styles and designs for a diverse client base, both celebrities and non celebrities. Her passions for design encouraged her in creating the clothing line Aya Morrison
Mostly ethnic glamor with superb prints. Aya Morrison is designed for the contemporary women
with inner style and confidence in embracing their culture.
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Greta Wallace is an independent fashion design professional who retails the Simply Greta fashion line from a Brooklyn, New York brownstone.
Ms. Wallace manufactures some of her clothing in silk charmeuse, and her bias-cut skirts are as luxurious as anything you would find on Madison Avenue.
Duro Olowu is known for his mix prints, his sharp cuts, his silhouettes etc. In this season's collection he has a lot of painting result as he always does with shades of green, cream and black, tones od brass, red and pick.
Tabitha Couture is an online fashion. Your one stop shop for quality fashion.
Tabitha Couture is committed to providing trend setting high street fashion at affordable prices.
Currently deliver to all states in Nigeria and within the UK
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