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Women’s Fashion

Art inspired shoes

FUNKE OSAE-BROWN The mid-day sun shines brightly on the black tar on the road at Buari Street, Ogudu, Lagos. This neighbourhood is far from being classified as middle-class, yet something interesting is happening there. Further down the busy street is situated Jangola, an upscale luxury shoe boutique. The boutique offers…

Bagging a gem this Christmas

Confident shoppers are plucking discreetly-styled and beautifully-crafted bags from the most unlikely shelves this season, writes FUNKE OSAE-BROWN. Tomi Oni was at Selfridges London recently in search of bags that are not ubiquitous. As a very discerning woman, she has an extraordinary appetite for well-crafted pieces. She knows the brands…

When Wine Meets fashion

The lobby at the Oriental Hotel Lekki, Lagos, is busy this sunny Thursday morning. The early morning November sun streaks in through the glass window. Everyone here seems to be busy doing something. Some guests are standing in small groups exchanging pleasantries while waiting for the stands to be put…

Iconic Tiffany Amber

In 1998, Tiffany Amber launched its eponymous collection to the delight of fashion lovers within and outside the country.  15 years on, the Tiffany Amber brand has graced many runways across the world. Often described as perfect for the modern African woman, Tiffany Amber’s collection usually showcase ultra-feminine pieces made…

Swarovski: Stealing The Show

Fashion designers are creating unique pieces of the African fabric with extravagant materials and intricate ornamentation like Swarovski says FUNKE OSAE-BROWN Mamukuyo Olaoluwa loves to make her clients not only beautiful but stylish. As the CEO of Labima Keshet, she prides herself in her unique cut and creating pieces that…

Ankara In The Boardroom

Balogun is a flurry activity on a hot afternoon in January. The stalls on this stretch of road are all open for business and beautiful pile of African prints adorn their frontage. Balogun market situated close to Lagos’ commercial centre, Broad Street and Marina, on Lagos Island, is perhaps the…

In A Woman’s World

When they came up with the idea then, not a few people would have called them jokers, considering the fact that it was not then a common practice among the male folk. As FUNKE OSAE-BROWN discovers, these men who dared to venture into the world of hairdressing profession, hitherto mostly…

Urban Allure

Today’s modern fabrics are inspired by unexpected combinations, as dreamlike scenery unites with heritage and sophistication. Hence designers are not taken unawares even though they are caught in a landscape of patterns. The assemblage of designs on the fabric they use may appear random, yet they produce the ultimate living…

All Things Bright And Beautiful

Strutting the runway is a model clothed in a number from Lanre Da Silva’s (LDA) latest ‘Butterflies’ collection at the last Lagos Fashion and Design Week which took place at the Eko Hotel & Suite on Saturday. The LDA Spring/Summer collection takes inspiration from butterflies, an ideology, Lanre Da Silva…