Friday, 4 February 2011

Akpos Okudu spring/summer 2011.

---Cocktail Hour ----

Putting together this collection was exhilarating; lots of fun, crazy and sometimes, not SO fun moments, with my friend/ brand manager (i know, saze.

There was a lot of hard work and stress involved in putting together this collection, but the passion for my work however surpasses any downside it brings my way.

With this collection , I've definitely grown as a designer and business woman. I have a keen sense who the Akpos Okudu woman is and what she is about. we're really not about avante garde pieces, its more about clothes women LOVE to wear, WANT to wear and CAN wear.

This collection is inspired by everything from my favourite cocktails, to the colorful lorry's i see all around port Harcourt ( where i live) to even the colours of my rusty generator.

cocktail hour, is a mix of vibrant colours, ( cause i think colour really looks beautiful on women) and textures, which i have combined to create clothes that are fun, feminine and chic.

A lot of love and laughter, was put in the making of these pieces, i hope you enjoy wearing them as much as we enjoyed making them.

For spring/summer 2011, we decided to try our hands at something different, so we shot not one, but two look books. one for the out-Dorsey girl and one for the girl who will rather sit in a pretty bar and have a cocktail.
hope you like.


For the out-door girl.

l-r. 'ms sylva' ' eki'

'ms sylva'

' Mimi'

' Mimi'

Eniye gold tank, Eniye mulit coloured tank,Taiye pencil mini,
Kehinde full skirt.

'Folake'(comes in two prints)



l-r.' oroma' jacket and shorts, ' eniye' tank(muted version),
' wunmi' pants

l-r.'Tayo', 'Bella'

l-r. 'Emma', 'Eva'

'Elohor' (comes in long and short)

l-r. 'April' , 'lola'

l-r. 'Tariye' , 'Tarela'



'Sade' (Akpos okudu belt sold seperately)

'Saze' (belt sold seperately)

Photography- Victor udoh
Photo Editing-Owhonda Nwokekoro
models-Omotola, Chito
make up- Omoye Osayande
styling-Saze Osayande
shoot location-Bishops cottage,Lagos

For the indoor girl.

'Ms sylva'

'Ms sylva'


'Eniye tank' 'Nicole pants'





'Eniye tank' 'Wunmi pants'

'Eniye gold tank' 'Elohor'





l-r.'Mimi' 'Zara' 'Seun'


'Nahla' purse, 'Mimi Dress'




l-r.'Saze' 'Folake' 'Folake'





Photography- Victor udoh
Photo Editing-Owhonda Nwokekoro
models-Faith Ogei,Ivy Okoronkwo,Dora Alieze
make up-Grace Duke
styling-Akpos Okudu
shoot location-Novotel Port Harcourt.

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Sunday, 6 June 2010

Hey people.
I'm back. I've been really busy, working on the new collection, attending petite marches and the likes; just thought I'd share some pictures.

Just got home, after the market.


bibi, maki & doubra

pr guru-moriam musa(l) and her sister.

yeah, some Akpos Okudu lovin' lol


some more shoppers

Tayo, rocking Akpos Okudu

Funke rocking Akpos Okudu.( sadly i cant find the front view)

The pearl shop



The closet

Ezinne and Kemmy.

Kemkem studio


lots of cool tee's from 1463

The amazing soo smith.Lots of pretty day clutches.

chi chi

So, after lpm; a month ago i met the amazing Joke Silva, through my Darling friend omoye(read below) and auntie Joke wanted some dress made. So i have put together pictures of the whole process. lol

I met her on set, to take her measurement.

Boy, was i excited. lol

Began cutting fabrics.

sorry, i don't have a picture of the floral dress.(Third dress)

first dress

second dress

she loves the dresses. yaay!!!!!

Me grinning from ear to

So i met auntie Adesuwa Oyenokwe( Editor of TW,totally whole. a monthly women's magazine) Through auntie Joke, who introduced me as her "Designer' (yeah, that's a big deal)
OK, to cut this long story short, auntie Adesuwa also wanted some dresses made; she ended up buying like 8 dresses.
Below is a picture of her rocking one.

So these past few weeks, have been quite nice;Just thought I'd share.