Just like mother and older sister; Nancy Nwadire and Destiny Nwadire, the forces behind popular fashion brands, Iconic Invanity and DNA by Iconic Invanity, 13-year-old Alanis Neka Nwadire has debuted a huge fashion move!
The fresh fashion mind debuts her spring/summer 2019 collection with a splash of colours, however muted. She plays with muted shades of yellow and blues to strike a balance between the mature and what is playful.
According to the young designer, “My choice to use Adire for my first work was partly influenced by my primary school uniform at St. Saviours school Ikoyi; a blue Adire skirt. For my choice of colours, I wanted to work with interesting brighter colours and have the freedom to have my fabric hand made locally in Nigeria in order to support our local artisan.
I grew up around fashion design and was mostly inspired to design through some of my friends at school who liked outfits that my mum made for me. I often came back home with an order from one of my friend, which I thought was cool. So, when I was about 9 years old, I told my mum that I wanted to have my own fashion line when I turn 12, so here I am.
My fashion reflects my style and things I love, which I know my friend like also. We have lots of fun and playful pieces in this collection which I enjoyed making. I hope you like it as much as I do.”
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