Early this year, one of Nigeri’a own design label unveiled it’s new collection aptly called The Amina Collection. Inspired by the Elizabethan era, the Amina collection is dominated by full sleeves, high necklines and ruffles that typifiy the era. Being true to its African roots, the collection was named after Queen Amina of Northern Nigeria who lived in the same period as her English counterpart, Queen Elizabeth.
Queen Amina was a graceful yet fearless queen who ruled the city of Zazzau between 1576- 1610 AD. The predominant colour, purple, the colour of royalty is infused with a liberal use of regal tones of teal, mustard, cobalt and earth tones in oranges and browns. The lustrous and rich Ankara fabric is embellished and embroidered and further accentured by the use of velvets, damask, aso-oke, silks, guipere and chantilly lace fabrics. Gold and silver adorned by royalty are also used in trimmings and embroidery. Check out the collection and let us know what you think.