I'm supposed to be posting things more frequently and I apologise because I haven't been doing so. There's a good reason I promise.
I've been having internet issues (that's the first reason). The second is that everything has been same ol' same ol, maybe i'm not cut out for the whole blogging thing so I can't sniff out appropriate naija fashion news (I don't want to write another piece knocking my naija people but... i'm being patient).
I'll keep trying my best though.. (y'all can like to give me some tips or some gist sha).
I just started following the Nigerian fashion industry and as much as I love it this is what I have noticed.
We are celebrating and encouraging mediocrity.
With all the Nigerian designers ( and I use the word loosly) scampering to put a high value on their clothes which are sub par at best, poorly finished garments being shown on the runway, and being sold as well, it's just ridiculous ( no one in their right mind is going to buy them when we have tailors).
And what has happened to creativity? Fashion is an art form, a means of expression. You are only a designer if you create not if you pirate.
We should not be scared to express ourselves as Nigerian (and I don't mean by just using ankara).
There are a few people that are constantly trying to reinvent their brand while still maintaining their signature. LDA, Deola Sagoe in my opinion are the 2 most exciting designers in Nigeria. JBL is great as well in her execution and finishing.
The other"designers" terribly fall short.
We need to push ourselves harder in order to create a market for this industry in our country. There are over 150 million people in this country and less than 1% of the population subscribes to the Nigerian fashion industry.
How about something for our weather like stylish rain coats, umbrellas, and boots for the rainy season?
How about cardies and light jackets for when it gets a little chilly?
Please let me know your thoughts on the Nigerian fashion industry.
Is that a rip we see in DS's gorgeous dress, or is Deola Sagoe just exercising her artistic license?
This beautiful dress from the designer's A/W 2011 collection appears a little less than perfect. Maybe she just didnt notice. We love the dress though rips and all.
Yes I know some of you may already know about these things. But I'm a Naija fashion rookie so bare with me.
Her name is Tinuola Oluleye and she is the founder of James Lully (JL). JL bags are beautiful, and are perfect as an everyday bag. And at =N= 30,000 are an investment worth making.
We love the bags, but the towel in the last picture has to go.