Eclectic fashion brand Kinabuti staged a private viewing of its 2016-luxury resort collection, the ‘ROME’ collection, to selected style editors, bloggers and fashionistas. The exclusive event, which held at the exquisite Metisse Resturant inside Chocolat Royal in Victoria Island, Lagos had in attendance Ms Biola Alabi, Ego Boyo, Ndidi Obioha, Eunice Efole, Sola Oworu, Adesuwa Oyenokwe, Azuka, Ono Bello, Tewa Onosanya and a host of others.
Whilst guests were spoilt for choice, from a variety of nibbles by Chocolat Royal Metisse to glass after glass of bubbly champagne from Fantinel, models from the Dare2Dream 2014 edition strut the runway presenting the 21-piece collection one awesome design per time.
The entire collection oozed luxury and elegance with flattering drapes, a blend of the most gorgeous and luxurious batik tie-dyed Silks, hand painted Jersey and slashed details made from the prestigious African Aso-Oke in all shades of awesomeness. Tailored to perfection exhibiting bits of softness, clean-cut lines giving the most surreal illusion of female perfection. The collection comprising, Skorts, Jumpsuits, Crop tops, Kaftans, etc, had everyone in awe.
The entire collection is unique and different as it was hand done by women from Iba, Orile, a 3 month long training and empowerment program they were taught the art of tie-dye, traditional hand painting on cloths, tailoring and pattern cutting.
Caterina Bortolussi stated, “ This collection embodies the Kinabuti dream of building a sustainable fashion sector in Nigeria. The whole process from creating the tie-dye and batik prints to bringing the designs from sketch to wearable pieces was entirely carried out by the women trained through our skill empowerment programs making it a purely ethical collection. We are truly grateful”.
Chocolat Royal and Kinabuti Fashion Ltd have worked on a few collaborations such as the exclusive end of summer party and the more recently the opening of the Kinabuti pop up shop at Chocolat Royal, in view of this Tatiana Mousalli, GMD AIM group owners of Chocolat Royal states “We are truly pleased to work with Kinabuti, as we share same values, we believe in empowering the society and think fashion is a great medium in which to achieve this goal hence the birth of the Chocolat Royal Fashion Series, we have got a whole lot lined up and would be revealing them soon”.
The ‘ROME‘ collection will be presented at the charity event in Milan on the 13th of October in Milan.