The first time I met her was at Nigeria Student Fashion 2017, as she walk into the carpet I could feel the aura in her, the passion and the quest to satisfy her clients, she was wearing one of her collection of course, though she designed for classique men, she dazzle in her collection, a her yellow Ankara kaftern and her hat, she was all smiled up as she was telling me about Nana Classique and the collection she’ll be showcasing.
The next time we met was at Nana Classique at One and her Birthday celebration, though we talked before then after the NSF2017 and was invited for the celebration, so when we got there, seeing the collection, I now understand her definition and understanding of men sexiness, a classique man, a Nana Classique man, her collection are African influenced with the vibe of a sexy classy man, chiseled with clothes fitted to their body.
The event which stylist like Athena, Moses was in attendance and in the front row, Efe’s Bar was in charge of drinks and the event planner, list of interesting artiste to make the lunch more fun.
Deborah Prest was the first to perform, earlier on as she and her manager Bibian walked into the carpet, their sense of style I love, they were different, with the natural afro hair, they came with their afropolitan vibe, with their shy beautiful bold smile, a little surprise though when she told me she was an artiste, was thinking she’ll be a stylist or a fashion enthusiast, the happiness of their confidence you see in them, though looking shy, the sound of her kind of song I was anticipating, curious, met other artiste there too like Kunle Rain, Sharon King, Atinuke. So as she held the mic, she announce she’ll sing with out a beat, her voice was captivating you can’t help but purse and look closely to who is holding the mic, electrifying and calm as she was sang, she stole everybody’s attention, her decent calm, her stylish look fit into her personality and her name which happens to be an interesting one Deborah Prest, like in the movie syrub scat side parent don’t actually give their kids cool names, her cool name which is her real name fit the person she represent. Kunle Rain in a white kaftern and pant, African vibe sang to the ladies, and with the western vibe, denim on denim, funky artiste that made Nana dance to his song. Atinuke came with a different version of Simi, her sounds makes you want to node your head.
Athena busy making sure everything is moving according to plan, Moses in his denim jacket patched with black fur and scarf around his neck, the DJ making you want to dance. Nana came to the stage in a two piece white princess maxi, one side long slit skirt and a crop top, with her nude fur patched sander and her joyful happy vibe, dancing to the sound of the DJ, especially when he played WO by (Olamide) Baddo, her friends couldn’t help but to dance along with her to the song, after which she gave thanks to her sponsors Chief Omosere, Balo Photography, Riva 9ja, Efe Mobile bar, De Gatsy and everybody that attended, even her client like MC Abbey, Patorankin, Darey that have worn her collection and she cut her cake, which was cut calling the name of Jesus being spelled out, after which was a dance party and the sales stand was by the corner with her sales rep selling to people.
It was fun and a networking party as friends and old school mate met at the party.
Video from the launch