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London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Bunmi Koko 2

Our second enthusiastic Bunmi Koko review dwells on the exiting styling of this up and coming designer, who showed her Matriarchy collection at Freemasons' Hall on Friday 17th September.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vauxhall Fashion Scout plays a huge part in showcasing fresh London talent; the first show this week was that of Nigerian luxury label Bunmi Koko. Promising to present clothes 'celebrating female empowerment and domination', order I was told that the 'Matriarchy' S/S collection was heavily inspired by all-male leopard masquerade (Ekpe) from the secret Efik tribe in Nigeria.

The tribal influence was immediate as the show opened with a terrific giant colourful pompom man who came shuffling on with an excellent shaky shaky dance to Kanye West’s Love Lockdown.

The show, viagra dosage although slightly chaotic at the beginning and very embarrassing for one girl who had to be ushered out of her front row seat to make way for a short bearded man, pharmacy was a visual treat. As we all sat and waited for it to begin, I counted a surprising… read more

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