Made in India!!!
Meet Anavila India's fashion changer.....
Just randomly scrolling down on instagram, and of course looking for what will be the next inspiration for made in fashion, and the looking at Sonam Kapoor's instagram picture wearing what I call the dopest sari ever. I was just amazed I really did not name what to describe it, but thankfully she tagged the designer and well you know what happened next. Her name is Anavila Misra Indian fashion designer, looking at her works would really call her the Indian Stella Mccartney. She resonates something different about the sari and brings the most contemporary twist to the sari. Some of it is very quintessential, with the mild silhouettes, her collections are mostly described as pure with textured lines to her saris. Her asthetic is from a very different view minimalism, in other words she often carves in cultural references to her cultural heritage and how she is able to merge this for the 21st century Indian woman.
She is definitely a believer in a sustainable fashion industry, with her hand woven material which are soft and comfortable for the body In setting with India's fashion it only seems right for a designer like this to reproduce something more iconic to come out of India and definitely we are yet to see what it is store for this brand in future. #MadeinIndia...
Visit to shop for Sari's: www.ogaan.com/designers-3/anavila
Visit to shop for Sari's: www.ogaan.com/designers-3/anavila
MADE IN NIGERIA....
MEET THE LEADING LADY IN HAUTE COUTRE IN AFRICA
Her name is Deola Sagoe,cutting edges for African fashion is an understatement, she has given an age and a reason why talents are still relishing in the Africa. Widely known for her flamboyant and extra ordinary designs, her works can match up with Ralph&Russo (personal opinion lol)....and that is not a claim, okay maybe not the same but some how the similarities in their aesthetic is obvious, however, it is clearly defined in their own way. Elegance, classic and very beautiful these are words that can be used to properly describe her work. Her clothes are worn by the richest and I mean the richest, women with power and status around Nigeria and beyond.
House of Deola has grown tremendously over the years and has been able to gain popularity outside Nigeria. Deola has always referenced the best of Yoruba Tradition in her designs. Deola's current collection deals with handmade lace all made in Nigeria and tie and dye which are locally made in Nigeria too. (Go girl! talk about fashion sustainability). Collection are divided into two the First which KOMOLE see collection below.
Nigerian women are known for the efforts they put in when preparing for special events most especially weddings. This is not just a habit formed amongst the richest Nigerian women to always look their best in special occasions, it a traditions which dates back to centuries, for this fact Deola has been able to use this to her means in becoming the go to designer in Lagos for any special occasion. See below Kadids collection 2 from Deola Sagoe
MADE IN ITALY....
Maria Grazia Chiuri
Although the rumour is not confirmed, the speculations continue to mount up about who would succeed Raf Simmons in Dior. The name on everyone's lips is Maria Grazia Chiuri from Valentino and honestly if this is true, it will not only bring an historic change to the house of Dior but to fashion in general. Here are the few things amazing facts you need to know about Maria.
- She worked in Fendi- before reaching Valentino she worked in Fendi's accessories department.
- She helped initiating the rock stud shoes- Every Valentino girl will know this, every girl form their Mothers to great aunties rocked this trend and it all thanks to Maria.
- She definitely has immense values of craftsmanship- This clearly seen in collections produced for Valentino season after season, with amazing prints, sultry materials that make dresses feel they can't be untouched.
- She would be the first Female to have this position- Some where in fashion this issues are not always discussed but really am not the only who thinks the men literally occupy most of fashion's top position. This will really be a ground breaking moment for fashion.
INFLUENTIAL FASHION BLOGGERS FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.
As the fashion blogosphere continues to grow, this cat race of survival of the fittest has proven only the few with greater impacts in fashion and contributions they continue to provide for fashion brands. Fashion blogging requires consistency and uniqueness and of course the glamorous life of fashion. it's really exciting to see how fashion transcends to people from different cultural backgrounds and countries and are able to make everything about more about them as individuals. We count down some of fashion celebrated bloggers from every corner of the world, and also we look at how much impact they have been able to contribute in fashion in their country and find out why they are so unique
1 Chiara Ferragni- #MadeinItaly
The Italian beauty tops our list, founder of theblondesalad.com with 12 million visitors to her site and 6.4 MILLION instagram followers. Known for her edgy looks and being able to fit every designer aesthetic into what she loves may have contributed to her success. Chaira Ferragni currently lives in LA and is the new face Pantene, and also a shoe designer a brand named after herself, filled with goovy and fun retrospect that you don't often find in fashion. According to the Telegraph the Chaira Ferragni collection made a revenue of 9 million dollars in 2015.
2 Kristina Bazan- #MadeinSwitzlerland
After launching her blog Kayture.com the question next was to find out who this beauty was. Kristina Bazan once competed for Miss Switzerland. She has 2.4million instagram followers and is the face of L'Oreal.
3 OLIVIA PALERMO- #MadeinUSA
A prominent face in America street style from working with Diane von Furstenberg to ELLE, Olivia Palermo continues to set standard to what it truly means to be a socialite. She has a really interesting following on Instagram with 3.8 million followers on instagram and her blog oliviapalermo.com. For girls who love to get tips on conventional styling she is the perfect person to see inspiration from.
4 MARGARET ZHANG - #MadeinAustralia.
The deal in fashion goes in the same circle, have a fashion degree or any related fashion degree to be worthy of becoming the real deal in the fashion industry, but with Margaret Zhang it kind of a twist. A law student, photographer,a stylist, a consultant, writer and a blogger this is what you call multitasking with class. Her blog ShineByThree.com gives a touch of everything Margaret Zhang loves from Photography and fashion and travel. And also worked for brands like Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci. Her style has been recognised for her classy version of layering and cool feed that could really keep your gram going for the day. Seated in the front row with fashion usual faces, she has bee able gain a platform and becoming Australia's prominent figures in fashion
5 SUSIE BUBBLE- #MadeinGreaBritain
Undoubtedly Britain's game changer when it comes to the blogosphere. Susie Bubble also known as Susie Lau, founder of Susie bubble.com. Susie is freelance fashion writer and has served as consultant with brands like Gap, Armani and UNIQLO. Susie most definitely has one of the most decorative style in fashion which must be the reason why she attracts 300,000 unique visitors to her site. Susie was the first fashion blogger to be invited to pick Fashion's museum dress of the year.
6 YOYO CAO-#MadeinSingapore
In Asia the luxury market has been consumer driven over the last decade. Through the network and exposure brands tend to bring in Asia more Asians seem to have given the go on exploiting the creative aspects of fashion and exporting them to parts of Europe. Yoyo Cao is fashion stylist and the biggest fashion influencer in Singapore, she is the founder of fashion store Exhibit store. She is also a regular face in the street style scene, and has given more emphases on how she can be able to influence people of Singapore on how they can be given the expression to dress how they want. She has been named among ten best dressed by The Cut.
7 TINA LEUNG-#MadeinChina
The truth is style is about expression and this regular face of street style Tina Leung has pretty much represented China in the global fashion scene well. Fashion stylist and blogger, Tina is truly muse to herself styling the finest celebrities from Hong Kong and the likes of James Ferragamo and brands like Valentino, Loewe.
8 SERGIO INES-#MadeinSouthAfrica
Well ladies thank me later a special treat for you guys. Our first male on our list all the way from South Africa. One Africa most celebrated fashion bloggers and true definition what some will call the classic man. His blog "What my boyfriend wore" gives all the inspiration of all the men around the world the art of dressing,(am saying that in my hysterical voice ). He really has set a pace for African bloggers, his dashing looks do not only earn him points but his true consistency of style.
9 TEMI OTEDEOLA-#MadeinNigeria.
Temi Otedeola is probably the youngest on our list 20 years old, and the founder of JTO.com. Temi lives in London but still stay true to her roots Nigeria, infusing her style with renowned high brands with contemporary Nigerian designers. She is also an ambassador of the annual Lagos fashion and design week. Still rising setting the stage for African bloggers in the fashion scene.