I love African fashion and would really love to buy Nigerian more. I am a fashion lover with limited funds and have always thought Nigerian designers too costly, I understand that some are really pricey because of the quality of their product coupled with the prevalent economic and power condition in the country. Some of these designers have to buy their fabrics outside the country, have to work round the clock on generators, pay their staff amidst other things. Basically running a business in this rich country of ours is very very expensive. No thanks to our corrupt leaders .
I digress though, So back Nigerian designers, I check the cost of some of their designs online and simply whistle as I know my little budget cant accommodate those purchases, at least not yet. I really must give kudos to events like LPM and co that make it possible for us to come across some young designers with great pieces and at very affordable rate too. I attended LPM for the very first time early this year and came across this very talented designer – Chinkara designs. I thought her wares made from Ankara fabrics were very pretty, stylish, colorful and nicely cut. So I approached her stand with trepidation convinced she was going to be overpriced as usual. I was pleasantly surprised at the prices, my eyes popped and in my head I was going wow! wow!! wow!!! Suffice it to say I got this dress from her and it cost me less than N5000, I was going to get a pant from her too unfortunately my ass wont fit in.
If you are interested in buying Nigerian like me but scared they are too pricy, do check out events like LPM if you are in Lagos, DMP in Abuja and you would be amazed at the talent we got here and very very affordable too.
LPM- Le Petit Marche Nigeria holds every last Saturday of the Month at Imperial place, 27 Ajose Adeogun Victoria Island Lagos, 12- 7 pm.
Chinkara designs is by Ese Beryl Aggreh, you can reach her on 08034234823, 08178591403. Have a nice weekend and hook me up on Instagram, I update that regularly.