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The Asian Collection

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The Asian Collection is a clothing collaboration between the Woodin Fashion House and designer, Jane Michael.

Photographed by Kola Oshalusi and modeled by Telma Onyekashi, the Asian Collection is a purely African inspired work from the fabrics to the name, Asian – meaning “Yanga” from the Ibibio language spoken in some southern parts of Nigeria.

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With some of its designs drawn from the famous ‘aso-ebi’ styles, the Asian Collection stands out for its bold prints and colors, its use two piece clothings, tiered trains.

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The bold eye makeup and bob hairstyle with fringe, is incidentally reminiscent of modern oriental looks but the bold sleeves, peplum details and ruffles are definitely an aso-ebi inspiration making the Asian Collection ready for any “owambe” party.

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