Lagos, Nigeria (September 2011) — Emerging designers Toju Foyeh and HVS by Bukola Are celebrated a successful preview of their Spring /Summer 2012 collection on September 16 at 320 Studio, 320 West 37th St 14th Floor, NY, NY 10018 7 pm. Fashion enthusiasts, editors and notable designers showed support to both designers at this first duo collaboration. The event also highlighted two budding designers that were a part of the show with their handbags; O’eclat and Jidz. The synergy with these four designers worked perfectly to make for an engaging show.“Toju Foyeh’s eponymous label is a prime example of an international line poised to hit it big time…”- Cora and Chloe, A-linefashion.com
Toju Foyeh opened the show with one America’s Next Top Model’s most memorable model Aminat Ayinde in a red evening gown. Season 4 winner of America’s Next Top Model Naima Mora was Toju’s headline model for the evening. Toju Foyeh unveiled 15 pieces for her new Spring/Summer collection. They were bold, evocative, conservative yet revealing; the pieces highlighted her signature cocktail and evening dresses that are sexy, ambitious and elegant with the use of lace, silk, chiffon and damask.
“It was challenging planning a show in a different country to a different audience. I put my heart into this collection and I can genuinely say, I enjoyed the entire process. I worked with an exceptional team, everyone was very professional and it made all the difference in the world. I sincerely had a great time, and was humbled by the reviews immediately following the show.”-Head Designer of Toju Foyeh, Toluwaloju Olowofoyeku
HVS by Bukola Are closed the show with pieces that were girly chic, contemporary, edgy and still African inspired. Bukola Are is gracefully becoming a brand known for its simple sophistication with pops of color that inspire the fashionista herself and any onlooker. HVS unveiled 15 pieces of it’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection. A guest described the pieces as Retro African, yet contemporary that is fitting of this generation. Bukola Are’s collection was electric, visually engaging and edgy. Sponsored by Glitzy Lips make up, All HVS Models stepped on the catwalk with colorful and glitzy lips that put nothing but attention on the clothes.
The Collection highlighted fabrics that ranged from satin lame, ankara, sequence and silk. HVS in the past 3 years is fast becoming a brand that key industry professionals are paying very close attention. The contemporary yet colorful appeal of, Bukola's designs are what has made her an emerging brand to recon with. Her daring hemlines, plunging necklines, and the use of sequences characterize her women's wear.
“…Bukola is making major moves in the fashion industry, … for her celebrated HVS brand, which is a bevy of high end couture, intermixed with urban chic, inspired by her life and world travels... Young, beautiful, resilient, and driven, Bukola Are is the epitome of style and precision.”- Ebonyé Jackson, Fashion Editor, Iconography
Magazine . HVS by Bukola Are’s designs style up the modern day fashionista in top quality fashion with a flair for the classics. HVS by Bukola Are is a nominee for the Sideview Magazine Style Award for Best New designer. Already in stores in New York and Canada, HVS has officially aligned her brand as a force to be reckoned with. It is contemporary, yet African and very Chic.
“Being able to return to New York Fashion Week , was a huge blessing. I am humbled by the feedback on the HVS S/S 2012 collection so far. Pieces have been pulled already for editorials and orders are coming in already. I am taking it all in.”- Bukola Are, Head Designer, HVS
For more information on HVS by Bukola Are, please visit HVS online at www.houseofversatilestyles.com