Ayo Van Elmar’s Autumn/ Winter ’12 collection made its appearance last night at the Ubuntu international project show and what a show they brought to us. Ayo showcased a collection with a mix of afrocentric fabrics. The Nigerian designer incoporated prints, stripes and geometric patterns.

Ayo describes her collection as “Exploring the beauty of afrocentric fabrics and creating exquisite styles for women who is liberal, open minded and the women who believes that elegance knows no bound”

Ayo’s showcase saw model ankles adorned in chunky rope with an interesting array of dress coats which appeared to have to been made out of traditional West African fabrics, the union of alternate prints was captivating, with bold color choices considering it was assembled for the A/W season. Ayo effortlessly  brought together a very modern and feminine collection but also incorporated a masculine feature in the shape of a kufi cap that were lit and smoking down the runway. Simply FAB!

 

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13 Responses

  1. Ayo Elizabeth Olaogun

    Stunning!
    Thank you so much Fab, thanks to Simi! and to Cindy! Can’t wait to see you guys soon in person once again.
    You make me feel so FAB!
    I’m so honoured!
    😉 hihiiihii

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  2. Helen

    AyovanElmar simply the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is such a breath of fresh air from other Nigerian designers.Loving the smoking kufi. Welcome done.

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  3. julian

    Ayo we are so proud of you and your designs are surly out of this world ,kudosssss

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  4. Seinab

    what an amazing and unique collection….the different colours and desings makes this collection extraordinary

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  5. Nena

    Simple the best! I had the pleasure of seeing the Ayo Van Elmar at the Pop-Up Store in the center of Vienna, and I’ve thought:”Wow, it can’t get any better than this!”. But NOW I can say it can always get better.
    Amazing work and a piece of, pure, Art.

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  6. Uyi

    The collections are edgy, strong, and very artistic. Great work Ayo. Keep on following your dreams and rising to the top of your profession.

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