The Limelight: Matte NOLIM

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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:

Matte NOLIM

[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

slay regardless.

[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.

Modern Minimalism.

[MIKARA] If you could pick a celebrity or micro-celebrity to wear your brand, who would it be?

Kelly Rowland

[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

MNOLIM

Matte NOLIM

@MatteNOLIM