Sneak Peek Of Vienna Based Nigerian Designer, Ayo Van Elmar Resort 2015 Collection

On Sunday 8th of February I had the opportunity of viewing Vienna Based Nigerian Designer, Ayo Van Elmar’s Resort 2015 collection titled “Amour Amour“, which has not been seen anywhere yet, and is set to be released sometime in March.


The designer invited a few fashion and media friends to dinner, drinks and exclusive sneak peek of the collection at The Oriental Hotel Lagos, where I also had a few questions for the Creative Director, Elizabeth Olaogun where she also described her brand aesthetics as “The uniqueness of Ayo van Elmar lies in the fact that there is no other label that cuts across cultures and continents and represents this cosmopolitan flair so beautifully well in style and design. The Ayo van Elmar aesthetic exemplifies exquisite Afro-European fusion styles and believes that elegance knows no bound.”


Keep scrolling to find out more about the collection and what inspired Elizabeth;




Sharon: Where did you draw inspiration from for this “Amour Amour” collection?

AVE: Amour Amour Resort Collection 2015 is inspired by a lady who loves to love and loves to give love, she loves to work and loves life, she is an inspiring globetrotter, a confident achiever and a role model to many.
She is passionate about holiday seasons and the collection is inspired by various pieces that she has decided to have in her baggage as she flies to New York, for a work-related period of relaxation! She has got a gala to attend, contracts to sign, friends and loved ones to catch a drink with and then club-hop! She later off to hold conferences in Rome. Her beautiful gifts are menswear pieces for her male friends in Cape Town, her final stop. But hey, she’s on a break, a break indeed!



Sharon: Fabrics and materials you used:

AVE: Lots of Italian silk, soft cotton French laces, leather application and fluffy-surfaced fabrics.


Keep refreshing the blog for when the full collection is out.