Nike Akinola London brings Africa's Heart to London's Streets

Fresh colour combinations, subtle fusion of African prints, preppy pieces,and prom dresses, are all drawn together to create an essential wardrobe that will take the Nike Akinola London woman into the global fashion traveller of Spring/Summer 2010.
Feb. 3, 2010 - PRLog -- Nike Akinola kicks off her latest collection with the optimism of spring, with cool colour palettes of Turquoise and traditional azure Blue prints. Sunflower yellow and meadow-like greens combine to reflect the change in seasons and new pastures.

The inspiration behind the new collection is “The Long Weekend”. “This collection captures the very essence of what it means to be an independent woman going into a new decade”, says creative director, Nike Akinola. Whether you are travelling for business, going away with your girlfriends or a long romantic weekend with that special someone, this collection has everything for the global fashion traveller. “I wanted to design something exciting that already fits into an existing wardrobe, the rest is down to the individual to mix and match as she sees fit. I give you the pieces to update your personal style”.
Additional richness and modernity is achieved throughout the collection with muted down tones of Dove, Silver and White. Silhouettes focus on clean lines and piping. Volume is created by layering and accentuated hemlines. Classic elegance is mastered through pencil skirts embellished with boudoir lace for sexiness, and crop jackets for elongated body lines.

Whilst prints have been incorporated beautifully into the more grown up pieces the collection also boasts a playful and child-like undertone in the form of some truly original T-shirts from traditional African prints for customers all over the world. The T-shirt series entitled “Blossom” takes center stage with a Pastel pink flower and lady bird design which she set about bringing to life by sourcing the traditional African prints, cutting and hand stitching each one to form the eclectic and abstract designs. Adorned with the finest Swarovski Crystals, the great floral prints and patterns work brilliantly on fresh whites. By mixing the ethnic inspiration with denim you have the perfect and most fashionable utility pieces.

The series will launch with 3 initial designs, celebrating the end of winter and the beginning of spring and culminating with a further 3 designs to commemorate what is hopefully a beautiful summer. “, I just wanted to express this change in season with my new collection somehow and T-shirts was the best way I could think of doing that. They are simple but very quirky at the same time, everything a good summer outfit should be.”  

Following hot on the heels from her debut and much coveted Autumn/Winter 09 range, Nike Akinola introduces an array of top quality fabrics, such as 100% silk chiffon, Silk Satin and lace into this new 10-piece capsule collection. Nike Akinola will be exhibiting her Spring/Summer Collection and revealing exclusive designs from her forth-coming Autumn/Winter 2010 range during next month’s Afro Gala fashion show at Imperial College London on the 6th of February.  All pieces from her current collection can be purchased online from Febuary via her own online store at or via, the high quality, ethically made, Africa inspired online boutique.
Tel: 020 7474 5603

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Nike Akinola London is a fashion label producing contemporary clothes for women using quality traditional African fabrics and prints.
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