Have you ever heard the mantra - “eni ti o ra Ankara, ko le je semo”? [Please don’t ask me what that means]. Well, the explosive nature of the Nigerian Fashion industry has seen a widespread use of our indigenous fabrics in erstwhile unimaginable ways.
Intensely beautiful Bisola Edun [My brethren, that is no exaggeration], lead designer of TAE [pronounced Tai] is indeed spreading the wonderful gospel of Ankara and Batik with her new collection called Kaleidoscope – “A mirage of colors”. At the opening of her IKEJA flagship store located at 15b, Oduduwa Way, Off Isaac John Street on Sunday, 5th of July, it was a celebration of finesse in Nigerian couture.
Bisola brings creativity bordering on six  years of brilliant craftsmanship to bear on this collection. With a refreshing rendition of Baby Girl dresses, kimono Jackets and dresses, ra-ra skirts and tunic gowns, Bisola spared no expense as parading the versatile use of Ankara and batik fabrics. The high point, being the fiery embellishments using exquisite sequins, seed beads and other unidentified forms of embellishments. The collections expressed a wholesome synergy between elegance and fun in line with the summer season. Here are pictures which attempt to communicate the magical ambience we experienced – believe me, these pictures can only try!
The incredible beauty: Bisola Edun
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