Nigerian fashion label DOS has released its summer 2016 lookbook. It said in a statement that: “this collection is fresh, young and romantic with a contemporary take on today’s girl. The collection is characterised by mini and midi numbers in vibrant shades, edgy tops and play suits that will have you feel and be sexy!”

Young and romantic? Maybe. Fresh? Not quite. Lace play suits/dresses, sequin tops, and mesh have all been done before. The bodysuit with the crisscross lacing bisecting its bodice worn with a fringed leather skirt was a welcome change, but had no relation to the rest of the collection.

Will the collection sell? Yes. But with the rapid pace at which fashion is moving, it’ll make sense if designers push themselves more, than remain at a comfort zone that goes nowhere.

Shoot Credits

Models: Dorcas Shola Fapson (Instagram: @ms_dsf) | MyEver Akinyele (Instagram: @kingmyeverakinyele)

Photographer: Emmanuel Oyeleke Photography (Instagram: @emmanueloyeleke)

Makeup: Beauty Enhancer (Instagram @le_papillon21)

Public Relations: PR UNO (Instagram: @onobello)

Author: Kayito Nwokedi