Fashion Fam: Remember the names Melissa Devidal and Antoine Odinaka

You might not have heard of Melissa Devidal but you’ve definitely have seen her work. Melissa Devidal is an in-demand model who has worked in the industry for four years doing runway, print and editorial work. Melissa was a finalist at the 2013 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria ending in the top five the year Anna Banner won. She also worked not long after with Swimwear brand Kamokini on their first editorial campaign.


But the fashion industry sat up and took notice when she fronted the campaign for Ejiro Amos Tafiri’s Resort 15 collection The Madamea luxury offering of high gloss satin pieces shot in a gilded atelier.

This dress was a huge success for the brand, thanks to this editorial
This dress was a huge success for the brand, thanks to this editorial

Melissa Devidal has fronted a nationwide editorial campaign for high street retailer Grey Velvet alongside model Stefania Bassey. She is also a muse for Paolo Sisiano’s Sisiano and fronts campaigns for his Spring 15 collection Ms Green: Lipstick Smudge and his Spring 16 collection Birds at War. She is also the face of  emerging brand Simeogieme’s Ready to Wear 2016 look book and fronted bespoke atelier Weizdhurm Franklyn’s Fall ’15 collection Autumn De Crocus wearing the floral, crepe dress that was made famous by french blogger igobyfrankie.

Electric in Simeogieme

Ethereal in Weizdhurm Franklyn
Ethereal in Weizdhurm Franklyn

But the French-Nigerian stunner isn’t just into walking at L.F.D.W or hosting shows for DZRPTV’s DZRPT fashion, she is also elder sister to emerging model, Antoine Odinaka.

Antoine Odinaka

Antoine Odinaka is one of model agency Few Model’s big discoveries for 2015. With a stare that is slightly menacing, eyes laced with a hypnotic mesmer and an ability to butch up fussy fringed wool coats, Antoine is a model you should look out for in 2016. He already has his first editorial campaign down, fronting Tokyo James’s SS15 debut menswear collection, work that has already earned him positive critical response and the chance to work with Orange Culture on it’s Inspirational Journal’s editorial.

Antoine Orange Culture

Near impossible to pull off, but somehow Antoine manages.
Near impossible to pull off, but somehow Antoine manages.

With this much genetically predisposed talent all in one place, our dream now is to see both siblings work together on a project. Designers, make it happen.

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