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Designer: Maki Oh, 26; based in Lagos, Nigeria.
Launch: Fall 2011.
Background: Arts University College of Bournemouth, England.
Wholesale prices: $200 for a silk vest to $1,000 for a silk velvet dress.
Retailers: Maryam Nassir Zadeh, New York.
Brand philosophy: The latest collection was inspired by Jacques Tati’s 1967 film “Play Time,” but there’s always Nigerian influences, such as a fish motif that relates to a Nigerian proverb that means to reap what you sow. Oh describes her collection as “strict, luxurious and powerful, with an element of the blithe.”
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