AKPOS OKUDU is a designer who has warmed her way into our hearts with her amazing designs, good eye for intricate details and her love for lush fabrics and colour.
Apart from being nominated at the Future Awards for “Designer of the year”, her participation in numerous exhibitions, editorials in ThisDay Style, Fab and Complete Fashion Magazines as well as dressing celebrities like Joke Silva, Stephanie Okereke and Omowunmi Akinnifesi – she is now back with the long awaited look book of her Summer/Spring Collection 2011.
Clockwise: Joke Silva preparing for an evening out in the designer’s outfit, Omowunmi Akinnifesi on the cover of Complete Fashion in Akpos Okudu and Stephanie Okereke in (April) during a photoshoot where i was an assistant stylist 🙂
With this collection the designer wants us to “Remember the picture of the ladies in pink having a tea party on the lawn. Designer Akpos Okudu is back injecting a little bit of sunshine in the world one pretty little thing at a time!” (Extracted from the Akpos Okudu’s Feb 2011 press release ).
View pictures from the spring/summer 2011 collection – shot on location at the gorgeous Bishop’s Cottage, Lagos, the pieces explode with colour, zest and joie de vivre. Working with signature fabrics like brocade, silk and satin, the designer plays with Colour blocking (with the jewel tone Eki dress and Eniye tanks), Structure (with the Oroma jacket and shorts) and Draping (with the April dress). The results are fun, easy pieces that flatter and translate easily from day to evening at affordable prices.
‘Yanga doesn’t have to pain.’(Akpos Okudu)
She would also be releasing a unique range of accessories which would be launched soon (keeps your eyes and ears open).
For more of Akpos Okudu visit http://akposokudu.com/ for an extensive gallery and exclusive pictures from the “Cocktail Hour” themed photoshoot at the impressive Novotel Hotel, Port Harcourt and the designer’s blog www.ijawgirl.blogspot.com.
Also on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Akpos-Okudu/177137548964698?ref=ts
For orders and enquiries, please call 08076256599 or email email@example.com.
Also check out Akpos Okudu stalls at the monthly Le Petit Marche (LPM), Lagos.
Photography: Victor Udoh; Art Direction and Styling: Saze Osayande
Location: Bishop’s Cottage- Bishop Oluwole Street, VI, Lagos; Novotel Hotel- 3 Stadium Road Rumuomasi, PH, Rivers.