Monday, 26 October 2009

Africa Explodes


By OYINDAMOLA LAWAL

Since 2000 when it came on air, OGE with Iretiola, popular fashion and style TV show, has indeed come a long way, especially in its projection of African fashion.
Last Friday, October 16, Sisi Ologe, an offshoot of the show, held at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Cadenced by glitz, glamour and panache, it featured a host of talented designers and musicians such as T-Boz, House of Moofa, House of Odycee and Tavarez, and others displaying the best of African haute couture.

The show started off with up-coming designer, T-Boz, whose models strut the runway in the outfit’s latest collections.
Yinka Fashola of House of Moofa showed his 2010 collections ranging from tight to bum short, frills, jumpsuits, ball skirt and dress, to mention a few.
The outfit was applauded for its creative designs, one of which was the lace umbrella and a trendy tube evening gown made with damask and organza. Moofa’s choice of colours, fabrics and the details on his outfits were very encourging.
House of Odycee and Tavarez were not left behind in the creative ingenuity that enveloped the Sisi Ologe show.
They thrilled the crowd with their classy and unique designs. The designers played with fabrics such as adire, aso-oke, ankara, mercury, taffeta, george, satin, chiffon, among others.
The showstoppers were the short evening dresses, sparkly, leg-baring evening numbers carried off with number mix-and-match options with enough special details to keep things interesting.

For the hours that the show lasted, there was a cause for hope that the beautiful designers are continually emerging by day in the country and very soon, the world will soon explode in African designs.

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