LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT – MEENA’S SS’ 16 COLLECTION

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT – MEENA’S SS’ 16 COLLECTION

Meena (One of my favourite Nigerian Label) by creative designer Uju Offiah, has launched its Spring/Summer 2016 Collection named OCHIAGHA. The Meena collection is one that distinguishes itself amongst the fashion industry; it is simply love at first sight as the prints, cuts, seams and layerings all work together to captivate your thirst for quality & style.

Uju has outdone her creativity in the past and has blazed the trail ahead of her competitors with this Architectonic collection. According to her, OCHIGHA was designed with custom-made prints inspired by ‘NSIBIDI’ which is a pre-colonial symbolic means of communication among the Ibos, in the South Eastern part of Nigeria. The symbols were arranged in clusters to tell a story of victory, resilience, love & hate, peace & unity of a Nigerian“.

Mirroring patriotism and factoring in the challenges faced by Nigeria, Uju explains that the details of the prints were influenced by strips (ropes) to create a bound effect of unity and peace amidst the challenges & insurgencies ( in the Northern part of Nigeria) we are faced with as a nation.

See photos of the collection below


Photography: Lakin Ogunbanwo | @lakinogunbanwo
Art Direction: Lakin Ogunbanwo & Uju Offiah
Model: Aduke of Beth Model Africa @adukebey_ & @bethmodelafrica
Make Up: Stella | @stellasaddiction
Hair: Bernard | @bernardsmiless

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