Thursday, May 28, 2009

spotlight/fyi: toju foyeh + zebra

hello folks :-) we spotted some new pieces from two of our favorite out-of-nigeria brands, toju foyeh and zebra. toju foyeh continues with her tradition of fabulous fabric with modern interpretations, while zebra keeps it down-to-earth and classy. here you go:


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a few weeks ago, we noted some fun aspects of Zebra's latest fashion show, Urban Nectar. now, courtesy of facebook, we bring you pictures of the pieces on display:

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interestingly, as seems to be the trend these days, a number of out-of-africa/nigeria brands don't place as much of an emphasis on african print. there seems to be a deliberate move to incorporate other types of fabric. perhaps it's a response to nigeria's weak retail sector or a move from often cliche interpretations of african print to more experimental cotton/chiffon/lace, etc. pieces. what say you?



Maz said...

Love the outfits!

Anonymous said...

Need that yellow Toju Foyeh dress in my life.

ladyee boutique said...

I Love both lines. Interesting as I as just doing some research on Toju Foyeh today. Gosh btwn Peridot & Ruby, Zebra, Jewel by Lisa and now Toju Foyeh, I'm so excited about African lines. :)

xoliquoricexo said...

@ Maz: they're pretty DOPE!

@ anon: as do i :-)

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@ ladyee: they're all soooo fabulous! everytime i see their work, i feel like i need to jump on a plane and head to lagos! phunkafrique is another great designer!