|Ituen Basi in one of her designs|
Anyway, I am a fan of Ituen Basi firstly because I saw her Ankara helmets. I promised myself I would get one and ride on Okada (commercial motorcycle in Nigeria) and take a picture of me. :D
|Ituen Basi Ankara Helmets at Arise Fashion Week 2011 *Image from Popafricana.com*|
Then I saw her designs and enjoyed them very much. I still do. I think she is the one who brought back the Oleku buba and short wrapper. I plan to own an Ituen Basi piece of clothing. *Nothing wrong with setting goals* She also comes across as modest and not "noisy" like some other designers. Let me explain: you don't see her everywhere on every red carpet attending every event. She keeps a low profile. Plus no be she wey introduce colour blocking ankara style?
|Ituen Basi designs|
|Ituen Basi Dolls|
Then I saw she rocks her natural hair too! *sigh* What a lady! Check out the honey brown colour on her TWA at the just concluded 2012 MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week. She also won the 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa – Africa Fashion International Awards Designer of the Year.
|Ituen Basi is the one in the middle with the TWA. Image from Bellanaija|
So there you have it friends. I am an Ituen Basi fan *taking a bow*
Keep it natural!