Y! StyleVibe: The Future Awards 2011

by Yemi Olowu

It was the year’s first A-list red carpet event on this side of the Atlantic, and as if to set the tone for the style year ahead, the majority of guests arrived looking marvellous. The green carpet was spilling over with fabulous fashionistas and fashionistos, who displayed the works of the sartorial geniuses of the Nigerian fashion industry . The range of stylish, edgy and vintage designs from Bridget Awosika, Sally Bawa, Vonne, Souza, Cuco by Motara Thomas, Mutayz de la Tushe, MD Clothing, Uyai, Meena, Ituen Bassey and more, kept our toes tingling with delight.

We can’t wait for the rest of 2011!

Floor length gorgeous
These beauties look trés hot in different modern silhouetted  dresses with dashes of colour, lacy sleeves, prints and sequins added to their well fitted floor-length creations.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde in Sally Bawa

Omowunmi Akinnifesi in House of Nwocha


Akpos Okudu

Eku Edewor in Bridget Awosika, shoes by Stella McCartney

Ugonna Omeruo in House Of Nwocha

Simi Idowu in April by Kunbi

Meg Alabi of MD's Clothing

Lhara in Ituen Bassey

Let there be white…
And there was white – the classic wardrobe staple that in one breath looks both tasteful and distinctive.

Adejoke Aladepase in Sally Bawa

Dapper dudes
The boys are now smiling. These guys literally shut the green carpet down in their well executed looks. We love the chic appliqués which were added to their jackets, stamping the brooch as a red carpet trend for men.

Bayo Oke Lawal

Uche Nnaji in Ouch!

Noble Igwe - jacket by MAI, jeans by Deola Sagoe

Mutayz Mode in Mutay de la Tushe


Ifeanyi Dike Jr.

Dimeji Alara

Efe Tommy in a black jacket by Zara, white pants by Clemas and Bellutucinni shoes

Dayo Ephraim in Charles Anthony

Short, sexy frockstars
There was a feast of short sexy dresses on The Future Awards green carpet – from knee length to a few inches below the knee – classic LBDs with modern twists. These ladies look totally adorable.

Yvonne Nwosu in Vonne

Models in MD's Clothing

Model in MD's clothing

Kemi Ajumobi

Motara Thomas

Designer Motun Adesina in Marella

Chantelle Unachukwu in Ituen Basi

Bubu Ogisi in iamISIGO

ChiDynma in Meena

The jump season
Jumpsuits can look playful or classy depending on which look you’re actually gaming for. These ladies rocked theirs beautifully.

A member of Chase in Cuco by Motara Thomas

Tolu Da Souza in Souza


Genevieve Nnaji in Meena

The perfect pair

These people are not necessarily spouses, but they came as each other’s plus one. Couldn’t help but notice the trend, even the married couples rocked it to the Tee. Our favourite is comedian AY and his wife.

Vona and Mutayz Mode

Adebola Williams and a guest

Bayo Oke Lawal & Bubu Ogisi

AY and wife

Patrick & Ireti Doyle

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