by Yemi Olowu
Toju Foyeh and HVS, fashion brands owned by young designers, Toluwaloju Olowofoyeku and Bukola Are respectively, would be unveiling their Spring/Summer 2012 collection at the New York Fashion Week on September 16, 7 pm at 320 Studio. Toju Foyeh will show her signature bold, sexy and elegant cocktail and evening dresses created with lace, silk, chiffon and enduring damask. The collection offers classic yet trendy romantic dresses that allow for easy fittings and flattering cuts for the ideal cocktail dress, or evening gowns that look and feel luxurious.
Commented Foyeh, “the inspiration for this collection is truly from the core of who I am, and I [can] only imagine launching it in one of the Worlds fashion capitals, New York city. I can absolutely picture my collection on any woman who truly appreciates fashion and its classic glamour.”
About Toju Foyeh
A graduate of Istituto Marangoni Milan, Italy with a diploma in Fashion Design, Toluwaloju Olowofoyeku, launched her first collection under her brand, Toju Foyeh, in Lagos, Nigeria at Arise Fashion Week in December 2010. She has since then styled magazine covers including; Thisday, WoW, FAB magazine, A-list West African celebrities and many others. Olowofoyeku also holds a Bachelors of Law (LLB) degree from the University of Reading, England and a Masters in Intellectual Property Law (LLM) from the University of Manchester. Her passion for fashion began at a very early age growing up in fashion conscious family. Growing up Toluwaloju was inspired by Elie Saab, Valetino, Alexander Mcqueen, Armani, Deola Sagoe and Bunmi Koko. Her innate ability to study trends and then develop a unique trend of her own is what sets her apart. Toluwaloju’s goals include opening a flag ship store in Lagos, New York and London with a roaster of A-list celebrities around the world as her clients. To shop for Toju Foyeh visit www.tojufoyeh.com
House of Versatile Styles (HVS) is inspired by various cities and the travels of Bukola Are. The HVS Collection includes the finest fabrics from around the globe influenced by American, African and European cultures. The HVS collection is for the modern day fashionista; classic yet chic with the use of fabrics ranging from satin lame, ankara, sequence and silk. Well tailored and contemporary, Bukola’s designs style up the modern day fashionista in top quality fashion, with a flair for the classics. Daring hemlines, plunging necklines, and the use of sequences characterize her women’s wear. For more information visit HVS online www.houseofversatilestyles.com.