The Limelight: Matte NOLIM
For this edition of More Mikara Daily: The Limelight is the brand, Matte NOLIM. The fashion for this brand is conservative and chic but when it comes to detailing and a women's assets, the designer takes a striking approach to make things more fashion-forward. I viewed his collection during Lagos Fashion Week and wanted to reach out to share with my audience. Check out the interview:
[MIKARA] I really enjoyed your collection - the colors and structure of the clothing was greatly
executed. I can see a lot of those pieces in my closet, what inspired you for this collection?
Thank you so much, i’m glad it appeals to you in that light, after all i do not make these clothes for
myself to wear :) this season i really wanted to step away from what was expected of me and the
brand , I really wanted to present a collection that was clean , sporty and ready to wear but with a
Matte Nolim edge which is a hint of drama ,looks that you could wear with sneakers and heels and
[MIKARA] What is your process for designing? How do get into the vibes of this storytelling?
LOL uhm its really just an obsession that goes on for weeks , I'll base a collection on a Technic or
detail that appeals to us then just get carried away for a couple of days; my poor girlfriend during this
stage , because all I'm talking about is frills and more frills.
[MIKARA] How did you get into fashion? What intrigued you to become a fashion designer?
It was images of great woman's clothes in magazines and designers names next to them I wanted to
see my name next to great designs that i could be proud of and that woman loved and related too.
[MIKARA] How do you define fashion?
There’s clothing and fashion , clothing is your 2nd skin and fashion is your 3rd skin very few
people have evolved to grow their 3rd skin its beyond just a skirt and a top and pants its a little more.
[MIKARA] Who is the Matte NOLIM woman? Describe them in 3-5 words.
[MIKARA] If you could pick a celebrity or micro-celebrity to wear your brand, who would it be?
[MIKARA] Outside of fashion design, do you have any hidden talents?
I’m actually a really dope rapper haa :) next collection we drop, I’ll also drop my single after the show
maybe perform it.
[MIKARA] What are your plans for the next collection?
Might do a men's wear collection, finally or wedding dresses , anything is possible right now.
[MIKARA] Closing out this interview: where do you see your brand in 5 years?
I see it growing to being something I can leave behind for my wife and kids to run, global stockist,
keep watching and buying into the brand and thank you for the amazing interview questions.
Yours in fashion