Alainé By Celine is a ready-to-wear, womenswear brand located in lagos city who recently released its new collection titled Virgo. The collection features several pieces which puts a spin on the traditional Iro and Buba.
The womenswear brand does chic detailing on pieces including form fitting print panelled dresses, body grazing belted wrap set featuring bold bubble sleeves, top over wrap in mix and match prints.
The pieces off the collection described as “a spin on Iro and Buba” are versatile, elegant yet simple with stunning intricate details employed to stand them apart. The collection “aims to bridge the cultural divide between western styles and Nigerian traditional dress by way of a new take on the Iro and Buba” a rep for the brand shares via email.
The pieces are trendy yet timeless as the flattering fit they come, the sensual chic details they feature and more are as on trend as they can be timeless.
The brand’s pieces features luxurious yet practical pieces, and aims to be on-trend yet timeless.
“The collection is a fusion of Western and Nigerian styles, fusing a mix of ankara, crêpe, organza and striped shirting. Taking its inspiration from Nigerian women and their different personalities, the brand seeks to provide women with pieces for every mood: from simple and elegant, to sexy and fierce, everything that embodies the Alainé woman.”
“Alainé (pronounced ah-leyn) channelled its passion for the richness of african fabrics and styles into creating a collection that cuts across cultural divides. The focus of the range is its Faux Wrapper; skirts and dresses sewn to give the illusion of an iro, without the hassle of tying a traditional one” the brand says about the collection.”
See the collection below;
Photography: Tope Adenola @Tope_horpload
Muse: Anita Adetoye @anita.adetoye
Jewellery: Instyle Emporium @instyleemporium
Creative Direction: Ms Celine Ifedayo @celineslimz
Designer: Alainé by Celine @alainebyceline
PR: The BASE Agency @thebaseagencyng