I got introduced to Alter Ego, last year during the MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week, held in Lagos. I was drawn to their use of bold prints and their use of colour.
I found out last week, during my visit to their studio, that some of these prints are actually the traditional “aso-oke” fabric, which they’ve converted to this wonderful silk print. I absolutely loved that; a lot of consumers and even fashion lovers tend to think some Nigerian designers do not make that much of an effort and it’s all about getting gorgeous fabrics and making pretty clothes out of them.
Yes, fabrics are important but we’re discovering more and more that designers are showing their skill by creating their own fabrics and their own prints one way or another. I’m a lover of anything fashion-related out of Nigeria and I’m so excited about the future. Of course we have some basic infrastructural problems, but that’s for another post!
My entire outfit is from Zara (no surprise there right?)
The lovely Bidemi (Alter Ego PR) showed me a few pieces she thought I would love and she was right about this jacket. You guys know I love leather! This jacket is just all kinds of beautiful; ankara covered with lace and then finished off with leather sleeves.
This dress has the same idea, but with a leather panel in the front.
This was by far one of my favourite items in the store. Being a lover of silk blouses, it was love at first sight. If you’re from Lagos, you’d love this too! It’s called the “Danfo Bus” print blouse. This is another one of Alter Ego’s original prints.
Thank you so much for having me over, Alter Ego!
Alter Ego – Plot 127b Eti-Osa Way, Dolphin Estate, Lagos.
Kike & Tobi