Latreia Designs

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Lagos Business School (Pan African University)
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Collection – Eastern Lanterns

A trip to Istanbul, Turkey, walking through the Souks, seeing the colours, artistry and listening to some of the inspiring history, was the primary influence for this collection. I was particularly intrigued by their colorful lanterns and the similarities to Chinese and other Asian lanterns.The strong edges, bold mixed with neutral colours and structure

Upon returning home, I was reminded of the lanterns I had used in Eastern Nigeria when visiting my grandparents while growing all came together in an insightful way.
Ikwo Ndiomu is the Creative Director of Latreia Designs. Her love for all things fashion was kindled in 1995 when she first use commercial patterns and made some clothes for college. Since then, she has gone on to earn a college degree and an MBA. Over the past few years, she has worked as a freelance designer and acquired some fashion education via short and intensive courses from institutions such as: Central St. Martins, London College of Fashion, Kingston University (London, UK), London Embroidery School, Martwayne Dynamiques (Lagos, Nigeria). Latreia Designs aims to create artistic, ethnic-inspired but contemporary clothing, primarily for women, while promoting ethics in business and sustainability in an era that sorely needs it, through direct local production, up cycling and constantly gaining the knowledge to continue growing in the same strategic direction.All the company's employees are women and we aim to forge as many partnerships with women in the industry, where possible. Ikwo Ndiomu & Latreia Designs are proudly Nigerian.