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Women’s Fashion

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…

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Louis Vuitton’s Safari-Inspired Bags

Louis Vuitton’s Safari-Inspired Bags This season debut French marque Louis Vuitton’s Safari inspired bags. Louis Vuitton has a longstanding history of spicing up its classic, LV-monogrammed bags with bold graphics from prominent contemporary artists. The new collection is no different as Louis Vuitton collaborated with Jeff Koons—who repurposed classic works…

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Yardsale Celebrity Edition Returns

Yardsale Nigeria is back for its 4th edition and 2nd ever Celebrity Yard sale edition. At this edition, shoppers are granted the opportunity to snag fashionable pieces from their favourite celebrities. Some of the celebrities whose looks would be up for grabs are: Marcy Dolapo Oni, Davido, Veronica Odeka, Denola…

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Braided Feet

You can look stunning and ‘braid up’ your looks with this new Marco de Vincenzo Braided Sandals. Former Fendi designer Marco De Vincenzo uses his couture training to create opulent, show-stopping shoes. These plush grape velvet sandals are designed with two chunky braids balanced by the slimmest buckled strap. Maintain…

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Chloé Bag

This Chloé’s coveted ‘Faye’ bag is reworked in ivory leather with a tropical pineapple perforation for Spring ’17. This roomy style opens to a teal suede-lined interior with three compartments for your wallet, cosmetics and diary. It comes with detachable shoulder strap to carry it under-arm. Available at: net-a-porter.com Price:…

Casadei by Ilenia Corti metal plaque leather sandals, £1,800 | Image: Omer Knaz

Sultry Women’s Shoes

LARA OLADUNNI Bright colours and exotic motifs are the hallmarks of some of shoe designs released ahead of summer this year. A look at the designs reveal that designers are going all out for tropics-inspired designs. Kew glasshouse’s worth of tropical foliage arranged by Charlotte Olympia Dellal in the ballroom…

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Lele Sadoughi Earrings

Lele Sadoughi debuted her eponymous collection of modern, feminine jewellery in September 2012 to critical acclaim. Opt for a high-impact finish with these striking black lily flower earrings, composed of matte resin with sparkling pave-set Czech crystals at the centre. These stylish earrings, made from resin and crystals, are perfect…