After being inspired by a young lady in a red dress, the inspiration struck so deep that Nigerian designer and creative director, Aisha Abubakar had to recreate the feeling with her new collection “Rouge”.
Aptly called Rouge, the collection marries the designer’s long time love for red, her memories of sunsets and bonfires experienced on her many trips to Seychelles, the Caribbean, and the inspiring awe that was provoked by the girl in red to create a collection solely anchored on red – her favorite colour.
Intricate beading – using pearls, crystal beads – and embroideries carefully and generously hand stitched on luxurious fabrics, such as; silks, Crepe De Chine and Duchess Satin with accents of oriental influences inspired by some of the designers Eastern travels; all come together to create an un-apologetically feminine collection for the contemporary woman who’s not afraid of provoking a sartorial statement while looking and feeling her best.
The collection also features a shirts for men to show a stylish dude in red… No be only ladies go dey rock red na…
Photography: Romeo Shagba @romeoshagba
Styling & Creative Direction: Richard Akuson for The PR Boy – @richardakuson
Makeup & Hair: Mishdoo
Models: Winfrey Okolo – GI Models, Ayomide Babadele – Zahara Models, Eddie Chris – Myth Models
Publicist: The PR Boy, @theprboy_ng