Shades of Tehila depict praise; praise and celebration of a new season, of the earthy and vibrant colours, cultures and style that only Africa can produce. Shades of Tehila utilise the age long art of tie and dye and batik in an unusual mix of colours and textiles - silk, chiffon, cotton, linen, jersey and lace - seeking a confluence of art and style, announcing a meeting place for the old and the new, achieved with handmade master strokes, tones and techniques, that speak of liberation.
Shades of Tehila pay homage to Africa – depicting ethnic undulations, youthful vibrancy and sophistication. The designer draws her inspiration from the style of the 70’s and buzzing and festive party life and city lights, with people clad in a variety of shades, living their lives in groups and communities but each standing out individually, in their own place of Tehila. In Shades of Tehila the designer has successfully carved out a niche for herself in an era of discriminating tastes with no set norms of conformity.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE PIECES FROM HER LAST SHOW @ THE MTN FASHION WEEK 2011
Her unique ability to weave together stunning combinations of colours and fabrics is perhaps inherited from her late mother, the Legendary Flora Nwapa, Africa’s first female novelist, whose writing weaved together poignant themes and authentic Nigerian characters.