LUPITA NYONGO'O IN MAKI OH AT HOMECOMING EVENTS IN KENYA
Leading fashion label, Maki Oh continues to prove a hit amongst Hollywood’s fashion elite as Lupita Nyongo’o wears two classic hand-painted and hand-dyed pieces by the designer and champion of Adire – the traditional Yoruba art of dyeing cloth with natural indigo.
The Oscar winner, currently on her much talked about ‘Homecoming’ tour – her first since winning the movie industry’s top award for her breakout role in 12 Years a Slave– returns to Kenya with a mission to save wild animals. She has since been named a global elephant ambassador.
At two of her public outings, the actress made fashion forward choices including a silk satin scarf blouse and silk cotton skirt ensemble to a mentorship talk where she spoke about the importance of Art in education. Later at a Press Conference, she wore a silk satin and velvet vest with silk cotton wide leg trousers to spearhead a new campaign to stop the slaughter of elephants for their valuable ivory.
Maki Oh is the first African Designer the actress has worn at an event. Founded by Maki Osakwe, the eponymous fashion label is internationally known for its strong sense of individuality and African identity; its ability to create alluring conversational pieces that fuse traditional techniques with detailed construction. The label has been an advocate for African textiles since its launch in 2010.
Maki Oh’s increasing creative success continues to earn the brand a star-studded cast of fans and startling reviews both in Nigeria and on the international fashion scene. Maki Oh is a favourite amongst international high-profile figures including Mrs. Michelle Obama, Solange Knowles, Lee Lee Sobieski, and Arden Wohl.
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