Nigerian fashion brand Maki Oh continues to design womenswear with a sleek edge that counts Solange Knowles and Leelee Sobieski as celebrity fan favorites. This collection was by far one of my favorites shown at the ARISE magazine Spring 2013 runway show for providing glamour with an edge.
Maki Oh: “I have put my ‘AMFW Designer of the Year’ Award on my dining table, beside an amethyst candle holder and other awards I’ve won. I’m excited about the whole line-up ARISE has chosen. Great times ahead…”
Prints showdown: Flirty patterns popped up consistently. Maki Oh explained in an interview with NYMag.com that the blue dye used for her prints is a process called adire which she does in Osen State, Nigeria.
All my prints are done in a part of Nigeria called Osogbo, in Osen state, where we have this traditional dye method called adire. It’s organic because it’s made from indigo leaves and it’s a beautiful blue color that I’m quite keen on.
Vintage fringe flair: If you’re in the mood for great fringe that moves as you strut down the catwalk, Maki designed contemporary cuts for the modern woman.
Best of the rest: From velvet to lace to high-slit skirts, to sheer tops, Maki Oh’s latest collection truly revolutionized African fashion with her cutting-edge designs. Would you dare to wear that twice high-slit fringe skirt?
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What’s your favorite Maki Oh runway look?
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