Nigeria’s Maki Oh’s Fantastic #NYFW Debut: Perfect For Michelle Obama, Rihanna And Genevieve Nnaji

Nigeria‘s very own Maki Oh had a fantastic debut at New York Fashion Week.  She is certainly having a brilliant fashion year. Having your clothes worn by America‘s first lady- Michelle Obama during her 2013 Africa Tour and then debuting at New York Fashion.

And boy did she deliver! Oh’s S/S 2014 collection is beyond fabulous. Juxtaposition of fabrics, peekaboo layering and fitted silhouettes with an undertone of feminized masculinity. The preppy square Sinamay hats, tops with puffy sleeves,  stand-out skirts and re-interpreted jerseys( that would look great on Rihanna) get my vote.

Maki Oh says – The collection tells a story about women’s confusion about their place in society. And the clothes marked a journey from demurely femme to boy drag. En route, there were looks that paid sidelong homage to the domestic realm, with apron shapes and gourd embellishment. says:

She would be an exciting new name on the calendar merely because she’s based in Nigeria, and those absolutely lovely clothes mash up African and Western references in sui generis ways. But as it happens, Oh may be necessary in New York: It’s hard to think of another designer here who is using fashion, as Oh does, to evoke and interrogate female experience.

With pretty colors, these clothes evoke an appeal that will bode well with Michelle Obama and Genevieve Nnaji. It oozes red carpet elegance without trying too hard.

Did she do us proud?


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