Uju Offiah is the Creative Director of Meena, a young but fast rising Nigerian fashion label. Uju started her career as a protégé of established Nigerian designer, Ituen Basi. She launched Meena in December 2010. It is a cosmopolitan brand which deals mainly in ready to wear but also caters to made to measure. Meena is a comprehensive fashion house involved in the design, manufacture and sale of women’s wear.
Silver Shadow Collection
The label is focused on creating glamorous ready-to-wear pieces for women of all shapes and sizes. Their 2011 collection, “Silver Shadow” is inspired by the groovy 70s. The designer, Uju describes the pieces as minimalist “neoclassics” because they infuse the classics with a modern twist. They are conservative, yet feminine and sexy.
2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week
Meena has participated in a few shows such as Music Meets Runway 2011, Arise Magazine Fashion Week 2012 where she showcased her Fall/Winter 2012 Collection and 2012 MTN Lagos Design & Fashion Week.
2012 MTN Lagos Design & Fashion Week
The image of Meena is high fashion and high quality yet affordable and unpretentious. The label is functional and gives a fresh ageless spin on fashion with its classic cuts and haute detailing. Meena is synonymous with neoclassicism, taking elegance to its zenith. It designs for an ageless, citified lady with graceful aplomb.
Uju Offiah Of Meena
According to the designer, “The Meena lady can be defined as adventurous and conservative -Conservative, because she does not want her femininity to be portrayed wrongly. Adventurous because she refuses to follow trends but rather carves out a stylish niche for herself which she exudes confidently“.