Tuesday, 11 December 2012

NDANI: The Nigerian Fashion Project

So my friend Andi of Haute365 made a quick pit stop in London last week and we met up to have a much needed natter and catch up. We were supposed to go see the Valentino exhibition at the Sommerset house but as usual, i was a tad late so we missed the last entry that day.

Anyway, we ended up getting something to eat at a yummy Thai restaurant with my other friend Eremz and then headed over to Selfridges to finally check out the Ndani project.

The Ndani project showcases the best from Lagos Fashion & Design Week, these are handpicked pieces from some of Nigeria's top designers from their SS13 collection.

Designers on show are Lisa Folawiyo (Jewel by Lisa), Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Eki Orleans, Odio Mimonet & Tiffany Amber. Emerging Nigerian Designers haven't been left behind, as the space also showcases pieces from Agu Anumudu & Jennifer Adighije (House of Silk).

This project is definitely a nod in the right direction for not only Nigeria but Africa, it is good to see African designers getting the recognition and international placement that they deserve. There is a lot of talent & creativity in Nigeria that needs to be recognised & given credit, the likes of Solange & Angela Simmons to name a few have been seen wearing pieces from Nigerian designers, so it's about time that we started seeing their collections on the high street.

As you can imagine, these are some of the best & most recognised designers in Nigeria, so the prices on display were NOT for toddlers, however having thought about it, i came to the conclusion that if the quality & craft is high then why shouldn't the price be representative? #buyAfrican #buytalent

In my opinion, this is only the beginning & i am hoping to see more African designers on the high street.

So what do you think of the showcase in Selfridges? the designers? the designs?

How gorgeous is this piece???? it was love at first sight for me 


  1. This is great news. I'm glad our designers are getting the recognition they duly deserve. The beginning of greater things to come. Btw, i missed you. Welcome back from ur hiatus lolz

    1. Thanks Shanday, hopefully no more long hiatuses :)