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THE MAKING is a fashion project platform aimed at discovering new fashion talents in Nigeria.  Currently in Season 2, the project brings together 10 promising fashion designers with aim of 1 winning finalist in 13 episodes per season. The winning finalist gets the ultimate exposure with the help of some of the industry’s movers and shakers. The Designers go through auditions, presentations, photo-shoots with some of the best and well-known stylists, make-up artists and photographers in the Nigerian fashion industry. The 10 Designers in THE MAKING also get a chance to have mentors who discuss how the designers could improve or show case their designs in a better way.

Mentors on the project includes seasoned designers, stylists, magazine editors and writers in the Nigerian fashion industry who share their views from artistic and business aspects- Mai Atafo, Veronica Ebie-Odeka, Franka Asindi, Lisa Folawiyo, Lanre DaSilva Ajayi, Omoyemi Akerele, Folake Coker, Ezinne Chinkata, Ono Bello, Tope Adeboye, Bola Balogun and Mobowale Biobaku.

With stylists like Ezinne Chinkata, Make-Up artistes like Banke Meshida-Lawal, David Onyedike and well-known fashion photographers – Kola Oshalusi, Tobbie Maguire, Obi Somto and more. The Designers from The MAKING get access to a great creative force and it’s how they make this group of innovative individuals work for them all through the ‘competition’ and possibly after that matters.

For more information on THE MAKING and how to be a part of the next Season’s selection process, visit or REGISTER HERE

Here is the photoshoot of TRISH LA MOORE

Patrcicia Nsan Otigba of  (Trish La Moore) is a Fine & Applied Art graduate from the University of Nigeria Nsukka.  She majored in textile and fashion designs.  

Trish La Moore is coined from Patricia and la mou’r (French meaning of love). The brand  is known for its unique mix of  brilliant colors, shapes and cut to produce a piece of art.

The Trish La Moore woman is Afrocentric, fashion-forward,  bold, young at heart and playful. Currently, focusing on shoes, in the space of one year, we have released two  Ankara collections which have blown the minds of our clients. Trish La Moore hopes for a bright future in the fashion industry.

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Email:| Tel: +234 706 653 4536

Photo-shoot Credits: Photographer Kola Oshalusi | Stylist Yolanda Okereke & Mayreejay| Make-Up Artiste Chichi for Faceville | Make-Up  Kuddy Cosmetics | Model Cynthia Bassey & Zainab Sanni (Beth Models) | Location Porsche Centre Lagos

So what do you think of these beautiful shoes from Trish La Moore?

Watch a bit of THE MAKING: Season 1 on STV’s page3 

Watch a bit of THE MAKING: Season 2  

THE MAKING series is  a production of Insigna Media productions Ltd –



Maryanne Alabi, popularly known as Mayreejay is a wardrobe consultant, CEO of her self named company "Maryanne Alabi". Deputy editor for Bloke mag, contributing Fashion editor for Y!Mag. Fierce lover of and everything Glamorous!! Follow me on twitter @mayreejay for fab fashion updates.


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