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Maki Oh Spring 2017

Patterns, textures, and color, I’m so here for it all with Maki Oh’s Spring collection. While Maki recently debuted her Fall 17 line at New York Fashion Week, the warm weather we briefly experienced here on the East Coast this past week, tempted me to revisit her Spring collection.I love how she celebrates her Nigerian roots through the use of Aso Ebi, which is fabric worn by friends and families during celebrations such as weddings, birthday parties, societal events etc.Aso Ebi literally mean family fabric in Yoruba, and typically makes events colorful, imagine a birthday party where over 50 guests are wearing the same shade of a fuchsia pink fabric but all in varying types of outfits (think dresses, blazers, skirts, tops)? Typically Aso Ebi fabric ranges from printed pattern like Ankara to luxurious imported lace fabrics. And this spring Maki uses many of those elements in her Spring collection. I love the contrasting patterns, textures (satin silk, lace, mesh) and her use of calm and bold colors.

images via makioh.com