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Women’s Wear Brand Does a Western Take on ‘Iro and Buba’ with New Collection

Alainé By Celine does the trad ‘Iro and buba’ western in a new collection tagged; Virgo.

The womenswear brand does chic detailing on pieces including form fitting print panelled dresses, body grazing belted wrap set featuring bold bubble sleeves, top over wrap in mix ad match prints.

Alainé By Celine - Virgo Collection
Alainé By Celine – Virgo Collection

The pieces off the collection described as “a spin on Iro and Buba” are versatile, elegant yet simple with stunning intricate details employed to stand them apart. The collection “aims to bridge the cultural divide between western styles and Nigerian traditional dress by way of a new take on the Iro and Buba” a rep for the brand shares via email.

The pieces are trendy yet timeless as the flattering fit they come, the sensual chic details they feature and more are as on trend as they can be timeless.

Alainé By Celine - Virgo Collection
Alainé By Celine – Virgo Collection

The brand’s pieces features luxurious yet practical pieces, and aims to be on-trend yet timeless.

The collection is a fusion of Western and Nigerian styles, fusing a mix of ankara, crêpe, organza and striped shirting. Taking its inspiration from Nigerian women and their different personalities, the brand seeks to provide women with pieces for every mood: from simple and elegant, to sexy and fierce, everything that embodies the Alainé woman.

Alainé By Celine - Virgo Collection
Alainé By Celine – Virgo Collection

Alainé (pronounced ah-leyn) channelled its passion for the richness of african fabrics and styles into creating a collection that cuts across cultural divides. The focus of the range is its Faux Wrapper; skirts and dresses sewn to give the illusion of an iro, without the hassle of tying a traditional one” the brand says about the collection.

Check out the looks off the collection in the gallery below.


Photography: Tope Adenola @Tope_horpload

Muse: Anita Adetoye @anita.adetoye

Makeup: @anitabrows

Jewellery: Instyle Emporium @instyleemporium

Creative Direction: Ms Celine Ifedayo @celineslimz

Designer: Alainé by Celine @alainebyceline

PR: The BASE Agency @thebaseagencyng

Alainé By Celine – Virgo Collection

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