African Designers Who have Dressed Lupita Nyong’o

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Owned by Amaka Osakwe, Nigerian fashion designer and creator of the only African-based fashion label named Maki Oh.

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Oh deals with the woman wear label and she is one of the few Nigerian-based brands that are globally acknowledged.International stars such as Beyoncé and Rihanna, Kerry Washington have discovered the Nigerian designer outfits for themselves. US First Lady, Michelle Obama, well-known for being a style icon, wore during summer 2013 trip to South Africa a blouse of her designs. Her designs also have been worn by the likes of Solange Knowles and Leelee Sobieski. Also during Lupita’s home coming at Villa Rosa Kempinski as she hit the red carpet.



Deepa Dosaja, who boasts of a fashion line with the same name has a clientele widespread from Costa Rica to Toronto, Nairobi to Accra, Mumbai to Beijing. Providing for the Stylish, confident and international women, Deepa conceives elegant designs that are discerning and sophisticated. She has an innate capability to develop various styles, forms and silhouettes, and enjoys working with a variety of prints, textures and her trademark hand painted and embroidered floral designs. She strives to ensure that the style, the cut, the attention to detail and finishing must always flatter the feminine silhouette. She dressed Lupita with a pink floral embroided coat when she went home to visit her grandmother in Kisumu. Deepa’s designs are inspiration from nature and the abundance of colours therein as well as acceptance of an ethical obligation towards the environment.

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