Spy – The Best Fashion Picks Of The Month

Our expert editors and contributors and interns select the best fashion pieces and accessories. We love love, love it, buy it!

Funlayo Csilla Deri  – The Labour of Love Collection
Designer Funmilayo Csilla Deri, is a Nigerian born, London/Budapest based fashion designer who launched her eponymous label in March this year. This collection consists of bold and stylish pieces inspired by Funmilayo’s desire to pay homage to hard working women. The clothes are for women that love clothes, exude elegance and are confident.

The collection consists of intricately draped, structured, asymmetric and fitted dresses and separates in exquisite silks, lace and leather that look divine and feel amazing on the body.

For more information, visit: www.funlayoderi.com

Cynthia O’s –Oco Bags    
Oco bags was founded by Cynthia O. These bags are made from traditional African Ankara fabrics in a contemporary way. The aim for Oco bags is to broaden the appreciation for African fashion in the Western market by bringing these one of a kind bags to fashion lovers all around the world thus showcasing modern Africa fashions in an accessible and appealing way.

For more information, visit: www.ocobags.com

House of Makeda – Gunmetal Grey Collection
Creative designer and jazz singer Teni is behind House Of Makeda, an afrocentric design house with fashion forward and edgy aesthetics. The collection consists of pieces in different shades of grey and silver, from silk chiffon and brocade cocktail dresses to our the Yoruba traditional fabric Aso-Oke, vintage embroidered kaftan mini. The collection fuses the Western with the Afrocentric to create a luxe, unique style.

For more information, visit: www.houseofmakeda.com

Akpos Okudu – Bigger, Better, Brighter Collection
The collection consists of feminine, wearable and playful pieces made from bright and soft fabrics and intricate details. Akpos Okudu creates clothes she is passionate about and believes they are what women love, want and can afford to wear.

For more information, visit: www.akposokudu.com

Mina Evans- Jewels & Tulle Collection

The collection reveals a delightful use of texture, colour and a wide selection of African print and Eurocentric fabric to create pieces that are elegant and sophisticated. Creative designer Mina Evans says her collection is confident boosting and makes the wearer look and feel beautiful.

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/Mina Evans-Anfom

If you are a designer or retailer in fashion, beauty and luxury products that you would like for us to know about, then send an email to: style.director@onobello.com,  as your products may stand a chance of being featured in our monthly Spy section.

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