The year has just officially begun and one of Nigeria’s fast emerging accessories label, O’eclat has got us excited with its colourful and youthful new collection.
Soigne meaning Sophisticated Elegance in French is the label’s tag line for the collection, which the creative director of the label, Gbemi Johnson describes as feminine, poised and youthful.
According to a rep for the accessories label, the Soigne collection is a celebration of the modern woman’s style and elegance. It includes clutches, shoulder bags, weekender totes, document clutches and miniaudieres as well as the label’s signature box bags in mini versions.
Soigne takes inspiration from the beauty and complexity of the African heritage. The brand seeks to create contemporary designed handmade purses and handbags using indigenous African fabrics. The historical influence is evident, but the exaggerated and unexpected textures – which are Adire and leather – are Gbemi Johnson’s stamp on the design label.
Soigne by O’eclat Lookbook
Model: Damilola Tiedi
Photography: TCD Concept
Styling: Onyinye Fafi Obi
Make-Up: Poise Makeovers
Clothing: Miskay Boutique