Prepare to fall in love with Virgos Lounge’s latest collection named Peacock. This collection was designed by three UK-based virgos Fioye Akinsola, Oyeyemi Wemi-Akinsola and Nike Ajanaku who started Virgos Lounge in 2008. With the support of their main go-to model, Omowunmi Gbadamosi, and fans worldwide, Virgos Lounge has been embraced warmly throughout the African fashion blogosphere. The ideal Virgos Lounge customer is a fun loving lady looking for something a little bit different. This collection has plenty of that and much more. Check it out!
"Inspired by the iridescent and shimmering shades of a peacock, The Peacock Collection consists of striking statement pieces that are guaranteed to drop jaws." -Virgo's Lounge Press Release
"This collection combines the simplicity of classic pieces from past eras armed with the power of bold yet playful colors such as green, purple, blue, red and pink embellished in gold. This collection pushes the boundaries of vintage clothing by developing fashion forward statement piece that would add excitement to any wardrobe." Virgo's Lounge Press Release
I briefly spoke with Oye of Virgos Lounge on who would be the ideal celebrity client for her label and on African Fashion being on a high from ARISE Magazine Fashion Week to American Idol finalist Naima Adedapo rocking Ankara...
Oye on the ideal Virgos Lounge customer: Oh wow, there are loads of celebrities we would love to wear Virgos Lounge including the Simmons sisters (Angela did already), Rihanna, Fearne Cotton, and Solange Knowles. We are huge Solange fans at Virgos Lounge so that would be a dream.
Oye on the positive African Fashion movement: I think it’s amazing as it brings attention to the great talent we Africans have and it also forces us to up our game in terms of our delivery and quality. A better fashion industry in Africa also brings more jobs and a better economy as a whole. So it’s a win-win situation.
As you can see, much of the Virgos Lounge Peacock Collection features a hot Spring/Summer 2011 trend – jewel tones and plenty of green and gold.
Peacock by Virgos Lounge Collection Credits
Photography: Sophie Pycroft – http://sophiepycroft.com/
Model: Omowunmi Gbadamosi
Hair and Make Up: Leanne Wright
Styling: Oye Wemi-Akinsola- http://rebelculture.viewbook.com/
The print AD Campaign for Virgos Lounge Peacock collection debuted online on Friday March 31st! Starting April 1st, Virgos Lounge Peacock Collection will be able for purchase and pre-order by 6PM (UK time.) Shop Virgos Lounge Read their official blog: Follow them on Twitter: @virgoslounge
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