One to Watch: Ekineyo

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By In Her Shoes Contributor: Brandis Snagg

Is Brooklyn in the house? Without a doubt!

– Notorious B.I.G.

There’s no doubt that Brooklyn breeds stars. Whether it’s a rapper, actor, trendsetter, or in this case, a fashion designer, there’s no questioning Brooklyn’s arsenal of talent. With that said, keep Brooklyn-based designer Nike Oyelami’s Ekineyo line on your radar. Hailing from Chicago, the half Nigerian designer has a line full of minimal dresses, shirts, and skirts infused with African accents that take plain to new heights. While many seem to gravitate towards patterns and intricate designs for specialty pieces, Ekineyo proves that there’s beauty in simplicity. Oyelami has stated “Ekineyo is inspired by color and the beauty of minimalism.”

This New Years Eve while others look to sequined and glitter accents, you can be festive in a simple “Babe” dress. The body-con dress has received praises from New York City fashion mavens as a “must-have” piece. Seen on Hollywood starlets like Tika Sumpter and Nicole Ari Parker,  the “Babe” dress is perfect for any New Years Eve party and pairs well with over-the-top holiday accessories. It’s the perfect canvas to making your NYE ’12 look a work of art.
For a full look at the Ekineyo line visit www.ekineyo.com and tell ’em In Her Shoes sent ya!

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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