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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Yankeenaijababe said...

Wow, great work...I love the dresses especially the shades of satin voting on ya to make me a dress when I visit ya work

ijaw girl said...

@yankenaijababe- thank you soo much. Not a problem, ready wen you are. Xx

Andiva said...

I'm loving this collection and I love the little surprises 'lurking behind' the dresses.
Fave: Mimi and June/Layla! What's the name of the fabric? Amazing choice of fabric and the collection is cohesive. Well Done!

Gidan Nodza said...

All I can say is they are HOT!HOT!!HOT!!!

The Corner Shop said...

You are really really talented. Like seriously. I can't wait to feature you. Keep it up oh. This collection especially is so colorful, playful, and chick. Love it


ijaw girl said...

Thank you soo much

O'STYLE said...

Wowww I'm in love with your powerful desings, these colors are amazing!!

I'd love to get some of them to my closet!!

Great job!

The Honeyroom said...

All the dresses are fabulous I love the colors and the richness of the fabrics used for the dresses! I would love them all!

The Honeyroom

Muse Origins said...

PS. I've changed my blog url! I decided to keep the blog on Blogger after all. Check out the link: Sorry for the inconvenience X_x

Muse Origins (formerly The Corner Shop)

Anezchuny said...

wow, loving ur work...
i'd rili like to learn from you, how possible is that.
pls give me d full detail on how we can work this out..
i live in Lagos and stay at surulere
i'll b xpctn ur reply

Ioana-Carmen said...

Hy sweetie! i love your post! would you likw to follow each other? tell me what do u think! XXo