I promised in my last post to bring you my top picks from the Lagos Fashion Week 2019 runway. Remember that fashion is how we interpret it, my favourite looks may not be yours. Also, remember to look beyond the models, you have to picture yourself in the outfit and envision how you’ll style it to enjoy every piece.

I have something for everyone, you like to be dressed modestly? You should look at the pieces from House of Kara. Please don’t forget to leave a comment, I’ll like to know which designer’s pieces you like best.

Yutee Rone:

Launched in 2007, Yutee Rone is a high-end African based women’s wear. The label is known for its unique structural pieces made from the finest quality fabrics and with exceptional attention to detail.

Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Yutee Rone
Yutee Rone
Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Yutee Rone
Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Yutee Rone
Yutee Rone

Dzyn:

This brand is certainly not a stranger to the blog as I have featured it on my favourite Nigerian brands read here. The collection was very colourful, flirty and trendy and we’re all in.

Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Dzyn
Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Dzyn
Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Dzyn
Dzyn

IDMA – HOF

Founded by Mfon Ogbonna, IDMA-NOF is a Nigerian based womenswear brand. Mfon is a pharmacist who got tired of drawing sketches on the pages of medical journals and decided to go back to school to study Fashion Design. blending art, fashion and craftsmanship in exciting ways. Talk about following one’s passion. Mfon is certainly our kind of girl on the Aunty Lulu blog.

The brand’s aesthetic is very bold and strongly influenced by the head designer’s colourful African heritage.

Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
IDMA – NOF

Haute Baso

Haute Baso is an ethical fashion brand for the modern individual looking for thoughtful, simple and functional designs. The brand was established in March 2014 by two Rwandan designers with four female artisans and has since grown to collaborations with 275 artisans, 202 of the artisans being women. Definitely a brand to watch out for 👍🏽.

Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Haute Baso

Mimi by Odio

This is the collection from the talented Odio Mimonet. Odio Mimonet has been producing couture for a discerning clientele for almost 20 years.

I especially love her take on the check fabric most pro unitate (FGC) girls wore as house wear. It’s a right back at you moment 😛.

Odio Mimonet has been producing couture for a discerning clientele for almost 20 years. The tradition of creating exclusive, custom-fitted clothing is an integral part of the brand. Each piece is lovingly crafted using the best quality fabric and materials and extreme attention is paid to every detail right from the design stage through to the hand finishing.
Mimi by Odio
Mimi by Odio
Mimi by Odio
Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Mimi by Odio
Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Mimi by Odio
Mimi by Odio

Bridget Awosika

An eponymous label launched in 2010, the creative director is a Parsons School of Design alumni who aims to bring African designs to an international audience.
I love the feminity of her designs, very fluid and sexy but not in a vulgar way.

Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Bridget Awosika
Bridget Awosika
Bridget Awosika
Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Bridget Awosika

House of Kaya

A Luxury Fashion Brand designed for the Kaya Woman.  House of “Kaya” being a derivative from the Hausa word for Clothes is fascinated by the ability of the Kaya Woman to still look classy and elegant beyond her cultural boundary.

That’s their brand identity and I couldn’t agree more. Their collection was very classy and elegant, a to-go brand for the modest lady.

Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
House of Kaya
Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
House of Kaya
Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
House of Kaya

Adama Paris

Owned by Senegalese fashion designer, Amanda Adams Ndiaye, Adams Paris prices are manufactured in Morocco and can be found internationally. She is credited with starting Black Fashion Week.

I love how her pieces are very wearable. Nice and chic collection.

Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Adama Paris
Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Adama Paris
Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Adama Paris

Gozel Green

Gozel Green was founded by twin sisters – Sylvia Enekwe-Ojei and Olivia Enekwe-Okoji in 2012. Every collection and design is driven by passion and drive to design clothing that would tell African stories in an unconventional, original and artistic manner. The brand targets women all over the world who are not afraid to stand out.

You really have to be artistic and unafraid to stand out to rock any Gozel Green piece.

Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Gozel Green
Gozel Green

Clan

CLAN  is a little bit of everything: Fun, serious, simple, stylish and every synonym in-between young and fashionable. Owned by Teni, Aba and Tiwa Sagoe, sisters and daughters of renowned fashion designer Deola Sagoe.

They make some exceptional pieces for the working woman.

Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Clan

Maki Oh

Maki Oh is a womenswear brand that fuses traditional African techniques with detailed contemporary construction. Founded by Maki Osakwe in 2010, the Maki Oh design ethos challenges prevailing notions of beauty and analyses cultural norms through a womanist lens.

Maki Oh

Meenah

Please read our previous post about this talented designer.

This collection looks like they’re taking us on a trip around the world, well we’re all packed and ready to go…

Meenah
Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Meenah
Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Meenah

Ejiro Amos Tafiri

Ejiro started her brand in the year 2010. Her brand remains one of the go-to brands in Nigeria.

Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Ejiro Amos Tafiri

Cynthia Abila

Cynthia Abila is a Nigerian based fashion brand. It is made for the travelling woman who loves to explore the diverse culture of worlds beyond her walls, but yet holds passionately to her roots and in every way seeks to tell her own local story.

Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Cynthia Abila
Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Cynthia Abila

Sunny Rose

Sunny Rose is an Abuja based fashion brand that is multicultural, chic and timeless. Creative director of Sunny Rose, Maureen Ikem Okogwu-Ikokwu started the brand in 2018. Definitely one to look out for.

Sunny Rose

Atafo

Owned by Ohimai Atafo, thus fashion label is one of the most visible brands in Nigeria. The brand specializes in bespoke men’s suit and traditional outfits, alongside its sister brand Weddings by Mai Atafo which specialises in Wedding and evening dresses.

Mai and Odio Mimomet must have had a meeting on reviving the check house wear 😁, I’m not complaining though, loving it…

Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Atafo
Atafo

Style Temple

Another designer that is not new to us on the blog.

Every piece is a delight 🤗.

Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Style Temple
Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Style Temple
Style Temple
Top pick from the Lagos fashion Week
Style Temple

Christie Brown

The brand was founded in March 2008 with the launch of it’s first runway show in Accra, Ghana. Founder, Aisha Obuobi began her love affair with fashion at an early age and thankfully is not stopping anytime soon.

Christie Brown
Christie Brown
Christie brown

Bravo to all the designers, such ingenuity and unrivalled creativity 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽.

Aunty Lulu.

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33 thoughts on “Raising Children with additional needs – Oyinkan’s Story.”

  1. Thank you Oyinkan for sharing your story with us. Your sons have the best mother in the world. Your strength and resilience is an inspiration to many.

    1. Thank you oyinkan for sharing your experiences with us as a mother to this lovely boys. God bless you real good. You are the best thing that has happened to those guys.

  2. You are indeed a wonderful mum Oyinkan. Thanks for sharing your story with us. Such amazing kids you have. Bless you all..

  3. Thanks for sharing your story, I pray it brings healing to many and to you. I am so sorry for what you’ve had to go through and proud of your courage, yours and your boys. God lift you up high, higher than high and to every level of Glory. Godspeed old friend

  4. Wow Bimbo! I take off my hat to Oyinkan. Fantastic mum. I pray God will continue to give her the strength and resources to take care of her boys!

  5. Such a powerful read, thanks for sharing your story. Your strength and resilience definitely shines through

  6. God bless you Oyinkan! You will enjoy the fruits of your Labour. You are an amazing mum and I’m so proud of you. Bimbo, well done. Thank you for sharing Oyin’s story.

  7. I am really proud of you. I just can’t imagine what you have been through, the journey so far with 3 kids. I have 1 child with additional needs and I can’t imagine 3. May God continue to bless you and give you strength.

  8. Thanks Oyinkan for this. God’s grace is more than sufficient and this will continually remain with you.

  9. Thank you so much for sharing! You are such a strong woman and your kids are blessed to have you.

  10. Truly amazing woman! I am so proud of her. Her children are so lucky to have her. Abiamo tooto! May God bless you and reward you as God alone rewards the greatest mothers in this world.

  11. Dear Oyinkan,Abiyamo tooto,God will continually strengthen you…you cant imagine how angry i was when i saw that your husband left. ..how can any sane human being do that and leave you alone with the kids…Words fail me.Well done God bless you and the kids

  12. I know Oyinkan, now I know her even better.
    I respect Oyinkan, now even more
    I like Oyinkan, now even more.
    Thank you for letting us into your world. I’m a single mum with 3 boys too. One with special needs. We all have our paths but reading your story has made ours clearer.
    Thanks Abi. Brilliant blog.

  13. Well done Oyinkan, God bless you and the boys . I have 3 boys too and hope to meet yours someday.

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