Friday Fashion Appreciation: Meena

Creative director at Meena, Uju Offiah
Creative director at Meena, Uju Offiah

Thank God it’s Friday and as good a time as any to show love to fashion brands and persons doing things we love. This week’s Friday Fashion Appreciation is the growing women’s wear label that is Meena.

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Fashion beyond creative expression should be functional and when brands are able to religiously merge the gap between creative excesses and functional wear-ability, the outcome is highly aesthetically pleasing.

Former Miss World Agbani Darego in Meena

This is what the Meena brand is delivering under the creative direction of Uju Offiah. In a time like now, with the Forex exchange situation maintaining bipolar disorder functionality. Fashion enthusiasts with buying power are looking within to satiate their style obsessions and for the opportunity to gain market share is as high as ever.

Genevieve Nnaji in Meena
Genevieve Nnaji in Meena

The less than obscure brand has some dedicated celebrity brand friends who step out in their best choices from the brand. Meena, a ready to wear high fashion line with made to measure options is definitely worth your time.

Blogger Temi Otedola in Meena
Blogger Temi Otedola in Meena

The release of the Spring Summer 2016 “Ochiagha” collection look book following its official début at the Lagos Fashion and Design Week in October 2015, features Beth Model, Aduke and is photographed by one time Friday Fashion Appreciated: Lakin Ogunbanwo.

Meena Spring Summer 2016. Photographed by Lakin Ogunbanwo
Meena Spring Summer 2016. Photographed by Lakin Ogunbanwo

The collection is inspired by Nsibidi, an ancient Igbo traditional photo writing, where symbols are used to relay words, named Ochiagha- meaning Neoteric Warriors.  The play on layering, embroidering and silhouette are absolutely stunning.

from the Ochiagha Spring Summer 2016 collection

The pieces from this collection show who the Meena woman is, the undertone of adventure and subtle willingness to push style boundaries is evident. True to the brand, the Meena woman is defining herself through her style and Uju Offiah’s creative direction allows for audacious women to be catered for.

Follow the brand on Instagram for more on Meena: @MeenaOffical