Who: Amaka Osakwe
What: Luxe silks, velours and silk jerseys crafted into skirts, blouses and dresses that skim the knee and cinch at the waist.
Why: From the adire motifs of the Yoruba tribe and the music of classical pianist Ludovico Einaudi’s to Henri Matisse, Osakwe’s inspirations for her three year old line are epic. But how she translates them into her collections is electrifying. Sultry and sophisticated is the hallmark of this young designer and she does it well. We’re looking forward to seeing more from her.
Where: Maryam Nassir Zadeh, 123 Norfolk Street, New York, New York. 212-673-6405. Log on to www.maki-oh.com for an updated list of stockists.