Eniola Hundeyin, almost 24 years old, hails from Lagos, Nigeria, and currently lives in Toronto, ON, Canada. From a young age, fashion had always been a part of Eniola, however, it was in September 2007 that she finally decided to “go for it!” after the skirts she made for herself and a friend(to a party) got a lot of attention because ” we stood out in a good way”. When asked how the name David came about, she said “…it was given to me during one of my quiet times I spent with God. So after all my searching and thinking, I had a eureka moment and since then, David it was!”
The Afropolitan Collection fuses a rich and vibrant African fashion legacy with a contemporary metropolitan style and the result is an innovative, yet timeless concept, highlighting the self assured individuality of the modern African woman.
“This 6-piece collection features beautifully hand-crafted print designs native to the West African nation of Nigeria. The Afropolitan woman is constantly redefining her image with elegant, but wearable pieces that seek harmonic balances between flair and comfort, thus freeing herself from typically Western notions that falsely characterize traditionally Nigerian attires as costumes merely worn on Festive occasions. Harmony is achieved through the use of organic patterns and color schemes, such as the sole use of the three primary colours of red, blue and yellow. These patterns are then intricately sewn onto exquisite chiffon fabric, enabling the Afropolitan woman to always be at her naturally stunning, yet adventurous best. The Afropolitan thrives on a concept of contrast not unlike the one found in the megacity of Lagos, Nigeria, where a simple and serene beauty appears laced into a more complex social fabric of energetic activity. In the collection, this can be observed through the interweaving”(Quote culled from theafropolitancollection webpage)
For more information, visit: www.theafropolitancollection.com
Watch the promo video below ‘The Takeover’ written and directed by Eniola for The Afroplolitan collection 2010 by Eniola David:
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