Style.com, the site famed for its thorough, 360 view on fashion, has featured Nigerian brand Maki Oh, talking of the label’s latest collection and its inclusion in the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize.
Writer for the site, Maya Singer said in the article, designer Maki Osakwe’s presence in the Parised-based comp’s shortlist is “perhaps the most surprising” but is “richly deserved,” adding that it “helps account for the utter distinctiveness of her work.”
“As a designer based in Lagos, she remains outside the range of fashion industry groupthink. That makes her something other than a usual suspect for a Paris-based fashion competition.”
Maki Oh’s Autumn/Winter’14 collection, said to be inspired by the song lyrics, ”Tell me I’m the only one, even if you choke,” was also commended on the site as “Osakwe’s most elevated and accomplished collection yet.”
“The clothes felt like clothes rather than looks. Further, Osakwe really upped her textile game this season… you sense the hand of the artisan, but the intelligence and aesthetic sophistication guiding her process is so keen, the pieces never come off as artsy-craftsy. Well done.”
Well done indeed. Read the article in full, here and see the collection, below;
Image source: Style.com