Monday, March 14, 2011

Mataano, Bridget Awosika and Tsemaye Binitie Fall 2011 Collections from the Arise Magazine Fashion Week, Lagos

 New York based Somali twin sisters who run the label Mataano, took a softer approach on their fall/winter 2010 collection. The fabrication was flowing and chic with interesting fur headpieces and accordion pleats on some of their pieces. I adore the collection for its wearability and subtle display of elegance.

See more images of Mataano , and the reviews of the Bridget Awosika and Tsemaye Binitie collections after the jump.

Bridget Awosika
Bridget Awosika is one of my favorite Nigerian designers not only because she’s a good friend, but also cos she does the coolest things with shapes in her collection. Followers of her work will know that she’s into structure and the architecture of clothes and usually delivers eye soothing cuts and lines; this collection did not lack the aforementioned aesthetics. 

Tsemaye Binitie
These images I have don’t really do justice to this collection from Tsemaye Binitie, however I’ve set up an in-studio drop with the designer for sometime later this week to catch all the angles and details. The designer was also amongst the selected designers who would be showing their spring summer 2012 collection in New York this September, so that gives you an idea of how HAUTE this collection is.


  1. such beauties!!!
    Officially inspired

  2. It looks like the show was amazing!!
    Great post.

    Fashion Rehab

  3. Bridget is ALWAYS on point. I've never seen her look anything but so it isn't any surprise at all. Amazing stuff

  4. Wow, these pictures are amazing!


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