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Nigerian Supermodel Oluchi Orlandi becomes New Face of the first African Luxury Fragrance, Scent of Africa.

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On the 14th of November, 2015, a leading beauty manufacturing company launched Scent of Africa, Africa’s first luxury fragrance, at the exclusive Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra, Ghana with over 300 guests.

The product was launched via theatrical performances incorporating a diverse representation of  African regions including South African fire-breathers, a gum boot mining simulation and product unveiling by super model, Oluchi Orlandi and World Cup Champion and international footballer, Marcel DeSailly, Scent of Africa’s official celebrity brand ambassadors.

Oluchi Orlandi for Scent of Africa

Wearing Tiffany Amber

The Scent of Africa bottle is designed in Africa’s instantly recognizable and iconic shape. The gold colour of Scent of Africa for Woman, illustrates the magnetism of today’s African woman while the silver colour of Scent of Africa for Man, represents the modern distinguished African gentleman.

Scent of Africa Campaign with Oluchi

Scent of Africa will retail in Ghana and Nigeria with a continental and international distribution roll-out for will commence throughout 2016.

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Trend Report: Global African Fashion Spring/Summer 2016 Trends.

Fashion month started in a full swing in September from far away southern hemisphere of Cape Town and ended on a very high note for us down here at the edge of the Atlantic in Lagos, between which were London, Paris and New York. With every new season are new trends that are birthed, others are re-visited, while the most notorious stick around for as long as we keep wanting them – one of the most notable trend in Lagos for instance was the major influence of Aso-Oke the traditionally sourced and produced Nigerian fabric that without a doubt is here to stay.

Below are two of our most noticeable trends from each of the fashion weeks across the fashion weeks named above.

1. Cape Town Fashion Week SS 16


Whether apples, pineapples or squares – fruity and geometric prints were a force to be reckoned with at Shana Morland and Marianne Fassler catwalks.

Colour Burst

Next season is definitely a colourful one as demonstrated on the Adriaan Kuiters, Craig Native and Ruff Tung catwalks. Models walked out with an air of dominance in designs made out of a hundred colours.

2. New York Fashion Week ss 16

Sporty Luxe

Mimi Plange, BCBG Max Azria and Edun all went for sporty luxe as their models were dressed in Sport inspired outfits.

Tassels were a big deal this season at NYFW, as designers such as Suno,  Herve Leger and Edun all favoured the trend.

3. London Fashion Week SS 16

Pant Suit

PPQ and Duro Olowu  both put their own unique spin on this classic trend that we predict will define work wear next season.

Cobalt Blue 

 Want to pop next season? Look no further as designers; Duro Olowu and PPQ are just a few out of the many catwalks in London that popped with electrifying cobalt blue.

4. Paris Fashion Week SS 16 

Shimmer down

Metallic effects, shimmer, glitter, brocade and glossy patent leather were highlights for spring/summer 2016, with many designers opting for magpie-worthy fabrics and decorations. Lanvin presented a collection rich in surreal, shiny 70’s disco era inspired fabrics.

70’s Rock and Roll edge

For many designers in Paris, the 70’s edge was a major point of reference in their collections especially for Saint Laurent who had his men in the coolest boy band biker and bomber jackets with knit scarves draped around their necks with hairstyles that looked like something out of a rock concert.

5. Lagos Fashion & Design Week SS’16

Aso Oke

Aso-Oke dominated the catwalk – There was a  tsunami – like renaissance of Nigeria’s foremost traditionally sourced and produced aso-oke fabric in Lagos as designers such as Ré, Nkwo, IAmIsigo, Kenneth Ike’s collections were all greatly  influenced by this trend.


From Bridget Awosika’s big petals to Akpos okudu’s delicate appliqué work on mesh was clearly reinforced the place of mesh come next season.

There’s no denying this season has up’d the stylish trends, and we are looking forward to seeing them all interpreted.

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Ejiro Amos-Tafiri, Mai Atafo, Maki Oh win at the Lagos Fashion & Design Week 5th Year Anniversary Awards.

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Omoyemi Akerele at Lagos Fashion & Design Week Awards at 5

The Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2015, ended its spring/summer 2016 shows with a 5th year award ceremony to recognize and celebrate the success of 5 creatives on the scene who have been consistent in fine tuning their craft and positioning their brands for success in the Nigerian fashion industry.

The Categories and winner were:

Ejiro Amos Tafiri for Outstanding Emerging Designer (Fashion and Retail).

Ejiro Amos-Tafiri

(In Black)

This Category serves as a platform to inspire designers from the Lagos Fashion & Design Week Young Designer/Fashion Focus Alumni group. She also received a cheque for One Million Naira.

Mai Atafo for Menswear Designer of the year

Mai Atafo

Mai Atafo is known for his exquisite craftsmanship, for consistently raising the bar year after year, for being very passionate about training local talent, for investing funds in training his team and for being passionately involved in the growth and development of the Nigerian Fashion Industry!

Amaka Osakwe, Creative Director of Maki Oh for Womenswear Designer of the Year.

Maki Oh

The Maki Oh brand is outstanding. It has set a mark for Nigerian fashion on a global scale, with pieces worn by FLOTUS; Michelle Obama, Actress Lupita Nyong’o, DJ and designer: Solange amongst others. 
But more importantly, the Creative Director has given new meaning and value, through her designs, to “Adire” our local tie and dye methodology of creating prints.

Other winners of the night included Zainab Ashadu – Accessories Designer of the Year & Kelvin Godson Effange – Model of the Year.

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Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2016 [Day 4]: Lanre Da Silva Ajayi

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Lanre Da Silva Ajayi


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Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2016 [Day 4]: Tsemaye Binitie

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Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2016 [Day 4]: Ade Bakare

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Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2016 [Day 4]: Kiki Kamanu

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Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2016 [Day 4]: Nkwo

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Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2016 [Day 4]: Weizdhurm Franklyn

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Lagos Fashion & Design Week Spring/Summer 2016 [Day 4, Trio]: Rayo | Sisiano | T.I Nathan

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Ray Rayo






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