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MAKI OH SPRING 2015 COLLECTION

Seeing this collection, there’s no questioning why she was invited to meet Michelle Obama as part of Obama’s most admired fashion designers.

The collection infuses traditional adire prints into soft fabrics in shapes that are familiar territory for Maki Oh – the boxy top, the midi, tapered shirts. Silk has always had a place in her collections but here she adds rich cottons and dense, spongy honeycomb mesh. (source)

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Designer Amaka Osakwe’s work is always turning heads, and this video for Maki Oh's AW13 collection is a case in point. With each look modelled by a woman having her hair done in a Lagos salon, it’s a beautifully conceptualised and realized showcase of her newest collection. And all this goodness to the sounds of (Studio Africa advocate) Solange’s track Look Good With Trouble.

Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week - Maki Oh

NEW POST: Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week - Maki Oh

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Maki Oh closed the second day of the Heineken Lagos & Fashion Week with her Spring/Summer 2016 collection. We had been especially looking forward to this collection because the lookbook  released earlier this month revealed a beautiful offering.  (more…)

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Fader TV Interviews Designer Amaka Osakwe Of Maki Oh

Lisa Folawiyo, Omoyemi Akerele, Amaka Osakwe & More make African Fashion Awards 2014 Nominees List

Lisa Folawiyo, Omoyemi Akerele, Amaka Osakwe & More make African Fashion Awards 2014 Nominees List

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Great news! The 2014 African Fashion Awards nominees have been announced and Nigeria has been well represented as Omoyemi Akerele of Style House Files/Lagos Fashion & Design Week, Lisa Folawiyo of her eponymous fashion label, Amaka Osakwe of Maki Oh, Favour LuckyImade Ogbewi both models from Isis Modelling Agency made the nominees list. (more…)

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Maki Oh Explores Purpose In Futility For Her Spring Summer 2016 Collection

NEW POST - Maki Oh Explores Purpose In Futility For Her Spring Summer 2016 Collection

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Like a breath of fresh air, the Spring/Summer 2016 collection of fashion label Maki Oh owned by Nigerian designer Amaka Osakwe, was released earlier this week and featured on Vogue.com . (more…)

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Amaka Osakwe of Maki Oh; The Nigerian Designer in Whom Michelle Obama is Well-Pleased

Amaka Osakwe of Maki Oh; The Nigerian Designer in Whom Michelle Obama is Well-Pleased

When the First Lady of the United States,Michelle Obama aka FLOTUS not only takes special note of your designs, but goes ahead to don it, and then invites you to a Celebration of Design featuring her favourite designers, you are most definitely doing something right!

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Amaka Osakwe, the Creative Director of Maki Oh, is the award-winning designer and trail blazer who is doing…

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Maki Oh - Fall Winter 2013

Osakwe combines her Nigerian references with coolly elegant Western silhouettes, notably pencil-lean dresses; The circular necklines and seaming on other pieces echoed the effect. Then, Osakwe explored more laid-back cuts, executing boxy tees, lapel-free jackets, and pajama pants. Still, this was a typically natty affair, relaxed but not casual per se. Likewise, Osakwe’s incorporation of heavier fabrics, such as the velour, and items fit for cooler weather, like the jackets, did nothing to diminish or distract from her unique point of view; Osakwe may be conceding to the seasonal needs of her increasingly international clientele, but she’s doing it her own way.

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MAKI OH - Spring Summer 2013

The eyes on Osakwe’s clothes are meant to be unsettling: They’re watching you. And it’s no accident that the face cut into the fringe on Osakwe’s terrific slipdress looks pissed off; that’s the girl whose secret’s been betrayed. Elsewhere, Osakwe picked up a traditional Nigerian print of spiraled squares, which was an allusion to the compounds where people live in rural Nigeria. 

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Maki Oh's Day At The White House For Michelle Obama's Celebration Of Design

NEW POST: Maki Oh’s Day At The White House For Michelle Obama’s Celebration Of Design

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It started when we saw an invite to the White House for one of our favourite labels, Maki Oh on Instagram. Excited about this amazing honour for a Nigerian designer we love so much we’ve been eagerly awaiting all the news and pictures to share with you and here they are!  (more…)

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Maki Oh's Soft & Ethereal Spring 2015 RTW Collection

NEW POST: Maki Oh’s Soft & Ethereal Spring 2015 RTW Collection

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Maki Oh’s latest collection is so ethereal and  feminine, its softness can pierce the hardest of hearts and embrace you in heavenly bliss. There is a sublimity and classiness to each piece and Amaka Osakwe has done well once again. (more…)

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#Throwback Spotted - Michelle Obama In Maki Oh

NEW POST: #Throwback Spotted - Michelle Obama In Maki Oh

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Not that far back into the past but because I’m loving Amaka Osakwe’s Genevieve Magazine’s cover, I remembered the time when Michelle Obama brought the designer into spotlight by wearing one of her blouses from her Spring/Summer 2013 collection. (more…)

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