Ankara in all splendour
Designers just keep on re-defining the fabric to give it a modern touch.
Terra Kulture wore a colourful look recently when artistic works of Ankara went on exhibition, for fashion lovers’ delight by Finafrik, a fashion house that is barely known back home, which has been performing wonders promoting our colourful fabric abroad.
Urged on by her customers, Mrs. Sophe Ajuonuma, the creative director at Finafrik, who has been busy designing and selling her outfits at the high brow Mega Plaza for the past 16 years, decided to step out in style to showcase her stuff for Nigerians.
The exhibition cum fashion show saw models parade her elegant designs on the neatly-marbled top floor of Terra Kulture.
The beauty of her outfits lies in the neat finishing done to international standards, nothing tacky about them. Very creative, brilliant and artistic combinations as Ankara is matched with denim, cotton blouses and other fabrics. There were also heavily sequined gowns, dresses, T-shirts and colourful denims that would razzle and dazzle in the night.
Ajuonuma explained why she had opted to remain in the background all these while saying, “I like to be in the background and put in my best. By the time the works hit the runway, you will hear their voices because my outfits have voice.”
Her unique selling point, according to her, stems from the fact that from the onset of production, dyeing, designing, cutting and sewing, every step is taken with passion. On the clothes rack were outfits for all – men, women and children.
She said: “We have redefined Ankara to get work clothes, party outfits, dinner wears, beach wears and the kids are not left out of the fun.”
These designs are simply breathtaking, trendy and chic to spot to any night and day affair. Just a tip of the iceberg of what Finafrik offers to fashion discerning Nigerians, both home and abroad.