OB Designer Focus: Cynthia Abila Is The Designer Celebrating The Value Of The African Woman

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After making her runway debut at the 2018 Lagos Fashion Week, Cynthia Abila is the Abuja-based Nigerian designer that should be on your radar right now and (maybe) forever. Cynthia who is the creative director of her own eponymous brand, Cynthia Abila started her venture for the travelling woman that loves to explore the diverse culture of worlds beyond her walls but yet holds passionately to her roots and in every way seeks to tell her own local story.

Her craft has earned her so much stripes as emerged the five million naira-winner of this year’s Fashion Focus Fund Live, a programme contributing to the growth of emerging designers while exploring more ways to impact fashion entrepreneurs. Cynthia is known for her flair for movement in designs and her celebration of the poise and elegance of womanhood. We have had our eye on the fashion brand for a while ever since the release of its SS19 collection.

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Their designs celebrate freedom, glamour and femininity and we absolutely love it. With every piece, she strives to integrate cultural originality into well curated modern aesthetics that exceeds intercontinental perceptions of the African culture. The eponymous brand depicts the confidence of her heritage and ethnic magnificence of our roots as unique as they are without identity concession.

Her past collection features a dominance of vibrant colours in flowing silhouettes and fluid patterns. From summer-worthy outfits to swimwear, to chic and elaborate pieces for the modern boss lady, Cynthia Abila also ensured that the collection is suitable for women of varying shapes and sizes.

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