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NEW STYLES – TKO MINI AND CROSSOVER SANDALS

When on holiday earlier on this year, I observed the practicality and chicness of small, perfectly formed handbags on the shoulders of the coolest girls. My mind got whirring, and I thought, how can Zashadu partake in this dialogue? I love compact structured bags, but I also need space to put all my one million things! The challenge was to create a bag that was a style in its own right, with its own quirks, not just a smaller version of another.

Judging by the response from Zashadu collectors, it’s fair to say that we’ve succeeded in achieving this. Measuring 7” wide x 5” tall x 4.25” side depth, this cutie of a bag is small but mighty. We’ve added some toughness with our detachable chain handle that’s long enough to wear across your body.

Since I made it, I’ve been wearing it everyday and buying mini versions of everything just so I can have most of my essentials.

Similarly, we came up with a simple, classic, handsome crossover sandal. It was officially debuted in gold shiny leather but has since evolved to include other colours. What surprised me most about this sandal was the feedback we kept receiving about just how comfortable wearing it is! For me, a thing of beauty must be a thing of comfort and I’m glad this is greatly appreciated.

 

 

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TKO Mini, Three colour tan

 

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TKO Mini,Three colour turquoise

 

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Leather shopping is definitely one of my favourite parts of being a designer. Often I come across leathers that are so decided, and self-assured that it stops me dead in my tracks, as my brain reshuffles to accommodate its awesomeness.

 

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Gold and silver should always be worn together!

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HEINEKEN LAGOS FASHION DESIGN; ZASHADU IS ACCESSORIES DESIGNER OF THE YEAR!

It was such an honour to receive the Heineken Lagos Fashion Design Week award for Accessories Designer of the year! Attending the fashion shows was fun, as usual, but this year the energy was effervescent! Enjoy these images of some of my favourite pieces.

 

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Zashadu blog receiving the award with joy 🙂

 

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Bridget Awosika was fresh, feminine and playful this season.

 

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Maki Oh does it again for me with this immaculate fringe dress

 

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Sexy, playful, ethereal, Maki Oh doing what she does best

 

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Tailoring done by the gods, clearly. Tsemaye Binitie’s offerings left me swooning.

 

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I discovered Maxivive newly this season; the freshest menswear I’ve seen in a while. Love these cheeky pants.

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The Ice Queen

Our new bag, Ice Queen has been an instant hit with collectors. Originally debuted in teal turquoise goat fur and snakeskin print combination, we’ve added new colour ways and materials. This chic and elegant bag was inspired by Dominique Francon’s character in Ayn Rand’s iconic literary masterpiece, The Fountainhead.

I took the lead from a bag I’d designed earlier for men, and reworked it to suit my constraints. I can attest to the saying that simplicity is the most difficult thing to achieve; this bag took me weeks to finalise; I kept tweaking tiny, seemingly unnoticeable details till harmony was finally achieved.

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The Original (which was quickly snapped up by an avid collector, even before we had finished it)

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Ice queen in mustard, bordeaux and purple, $450, N85,000

 

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