‘Playful Sophistication’ From Akpos Okudu

March 23rd, 2011

Akpos Okudu is a fashion line that focuses on dressing women. Now I know that there are many of these around, but what makes each one of them different is their general style. Akpos Okudu has a style that is all its own. The fashion line is run by Akpos Okudu A.K.A the Ijaw Girl. I first saw her designs on her blog which I stumbled upon (thank God for links). I actually went ‘oooooh’ in my head (no lie). Now, I’m an all-black-everything-and-trousers kinda girl when it comes to clothes, but Akpos Okudu’s spring/summer 2011 collection (pictured here) makes me want to wear color and fluttery soft dresses.
The first thing I thought after the incoherent ‘oooooh’ was ‘I could definitely wear one of these on my first date’ (hehe not that i’m planning any *sigh*). Their designs are so many things at once- colorful, bright, chic, effortless, classy, soft, and girly- made even more so by their mix of silky and satiny fabrics. I’m thinking I’ll have to settle for sporting one of these at a girly tea party with my Babes *double sigh*
Akpos Okudu explains the inspiration behind her creations here. You really should read it- it’s a lovely little piece. If this snippet isn’t enough eye candy, you can see more of her collections here. You could also get a more personal feel of her by visiting her blog Ijaw Girl, or check out her website or/and contact her here.

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  1. 9jaFOODie says:

    Waooo…. she did a great job. I love the diverse use of colors.

  2. Ifunanya "IFNA" says:

    Loving the look in Row 5 of your pictures with the fuchsia racer back. Definitely will be plagiarizing and using Ankara my mom got me to get that look.

  3. NikkiSho says:

    lovely dresses…i hail Nigerian designers

  4. Vyvyka says:

    this is good! my best designs are the ones in the 3rd row from the bottom.


  5. Gabriel Ugoala says:

    I think like this Ijaw Girl,well tailored,fun colours,exciting prints,edgily put together and playful models…BRAVO

  6. Nonye says:

    Bishop's Cottage! LOL nice designs!! am gonna copy (hope its not a sin) …cant afford most of these designers!

    * am following…hope you follow back*

  7. A-9ja-Great says:

    Hmmmmm,don't know which i liked most,the clothes or the models.*grin*

  8. Ibhade says:


  9. BSNC says:

    Brilliant designs. She is doing a great job. How have you been babe? Been a while.

  10. Dith says:

    nicee. like the use of bright colors

  11. Titi's Passion says:

    Loving some of her pieces, great colors and versatile outfits, nice feature.

  12. Chic Therapy says:

    gorgeous!Loves the color

  13. The Corner Shop says:

    Thanks for the awesome comments guys!!! :D :D

    @BSNC Abi oh! I tire for my internet connection. It makes coming online soooo hard but i'm trying to rectify it.

    @A-9ja-great DUDE!! Lol!

  14. Z--- says:

    great pictures!especially the first one!!xx


  15. Ginger says:

    I can so imagine myself rocking the mini dresses in the 8th row. Chic!

  16. Stella Kodi says:

    I especially love the colors…and the gurls look great…

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