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Maki Oh Hits Hard With Its Ready-To-Wear Collection

Nigerian label Maki Oh by Designer Amaka Osakwe unveiled their Fall/ Winter 14 Collection.

Designer Amaka Osakwe recently unveiled her latest Maki Oh collection for F/W 14, once again proving her fresh eye and striking technique. The Nigerian-based designer routinely delivers quality designs that marry a contemporary fashion sense with her African heritage. As she tells Style.com, the inspiration behind her ready-to-wear collection was imagining a woman at her mirror, reciting the song lyrics: "Tell me, I'm the only one, even if you choke." Osakwe asked herself if the woman in the mirror was mad or not and was influenced by point-counterpoints like madness/un-madness and love/anti-love. There's a constant contrast in the garments between the graphics, how they combine with the structure and the overall femininity emanating from the looks. Osakwe accomplished this outstanding textile work by developing the traditional Nigerian aso-oke material with Lurex thread. She also translated said lyrics above into Yoruba then hand-applied the lettering onto her designs. Scroll through our gallery to view the collection and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #makioh.


 

 

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