O B S I D I A N presents its ‘Dux Femina Facti’ collection; Latin for ‘A woman was the leader of the exploit’ – the main inspiration for this collection came from the strength and grace of ancestral African female leaders. Utilising a clever mix of silk and crystal organza, crushed taffeta and faux-coral hand beading as well as a vivid color palette , the collection is bewitching and elegant .

The lookbook features Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model Season 7 Contestant Ufuoma Itoje who is positively iridescent in her role as a modern siren. She is grace personified in the label’s lady-like silhouettes.

The DUX FEMINA FACTI by Obsidian Collection can be purchased at www.ustrendy.com/store/obsidian

Contact: info@obsidianfashion.com Obsidian on Twitter: @theobsidianlady




It’s definitely not news that SBQ is a huge fan of the O B S I D I A N label.With this collection, we’ve seen the work, effort and creativity. We love the colours, the fabrics and the beading. Dare we say Isoken is staying true to her Benin roots! We love, love, love.


Photographer: Phil Antony http://www.philantonyphotography.co.uk

MUA: Lola Maja for Sacred Artistry http://lolamaja.co.uk/ (@sacredartistry)

Model: Ufuoma Itoje


Love Always,


Kike & Tobi