The 6 Perfect Shoes for Every Easter Occasion

As the Easter celebrations draw near, so does Spring’s most glamorous events. Get the perfect shoes you need to rock every event this Easter.

Aquazzura Gatsby Sling 105

A perfect party shoe to make every woman feel wonderful. Made from shiny specchio leather in shimmery silver, this open toe style features dazzling crystals, and a transparent PVC sling back strap for a barely-there effect.

Mach & Mach Double Bow Crystal-Embellished PVC Pumps

This eye-catching Mach & Mach sandals will elevate any ensemble! Made of iridescent patent leather, the shimmering double silver bow on the top adds pure elegance to this pair.

Valentino Garavani Nude Roman Stud T-Strap Sandals

Graceful timeless silhouettes with a bit of edge. Crafted with exceptional detail, this Roman-Stud T-Strap Sandals will give brilliance to your every step this Easter.

Amina Muaddi Rainbow Crystals Gilda Sandals in patent blue

Adding a sparkling touch to your steps this celebratory season. Meet the Amina Muaddi Gilda Sandals, your most trusted companion this season

Dolce & Gabbana DG Heels

A sight to behold! Get into the festive mood in this D&G sandals. Crafted with meticulous detailing, they’re perfect for glamorous soirees and events.

Valentino Rockstud Alcove Kidskin and Patent-Leather Pump

A glamorous beauty. This Valentino Rockstud Alcove Pumps are the essence of feminity. A classic comfy mid heel pump can take you from desk to dinner, effortlessly

Get to know Banke Kuku

Born in Lagos in the 1980’s, Banke Kuku moved to the United Kingdom at the age of eight. At the age of 19, Banke graduated from Central St Martins College and then Chelsea College of Art and Design, having gained a bachelor degree in Textiles. In 2011, Banke launched the textiles arm of her business, after working at a number of international fashion houses and with the leading interior company, Designers Guild, assisting with fabric design for the Royal collection which showcased at Buckingham Palace in 2010. The cultural fusion, between the country of her birth and the country where she spent her formative years, has heavily influenced her bold patterns, resulting in statement prints with captivating impact. 

Over the years, Banke Kuku Textiles has collaborated with brands to create exquisite and unique pieces. Her collaborative designs are created clients’ meticulous taste, as well as according to project briefs. 

Collaborations range from: 

• Fashion prints for seasonal collections 

• Prints and product design for fashion and lifestyle accessories 

• Interior fabrics and furniture for residential and corporate (hotels, restaurants, bars, office spaces) clients. 

The resultant designs, through collaborations with fashion houses including Duro Olowu, Jewel by Lisa, Virgos Lounge and Lot78, have been worn by the likes of Michelle Obama and Lupita Nyongo as well as gracing the catwalk in New York Fashion Week. In 2013, Banke launched the interiors arm of her business, which was inspired by her dedication to and creativity in fusing West African and Western cultures to create a sense of a modern Africa, with a design aesthetic that Banke Kuku is a striking kaleidoscope of colour and vibrancy.

 Each design is then used as a stencil to create luxurious fabrics for interiors, soft furnishings and fashion. All products meet international quality standards. Positive reactions to her interiors were almost immediate with orders from prestigious customers such as Selfridges, Aynhoe Park Hotel Oxford, Le Bon Marche Paris, Bazar et Grande Manger Tokyo and ABC Carpet and Homes New York to name a few. In 2014, Banke Kuku Textiles was selected from thousands of applicants to win Triumph’s ‘Women in Making’ competition for female creatives. The judging panel

 included fashion stalwarts Roksanda Ilincic and Sophia Webster. In 2019, Banke Kuku opened her Lagos boutique for women where she debuted her first womenswear and accessories collection. 

This October, Banke Kuku is collaborating with Polo Avenue to showcase her SS22 collection in her first ever fashion event.

MET GALA 2021: Top Looks from the Carpet

Everyone knows the Met Gala is the fashion industry’s equivalent to the Oscars, and you are sure to see your favorite Hollywood stars and A-list celebrities creating truly memorable red carpet moments.

Each year’s event has a theme and this year, the Metropolitan Museum was filled with celebrities, supermodels, sports starts and influencers giving their best version of “American Independence”, which was this year’s theme.

 

Although, we are not sure everyone understood the assignment, but here’s a roundup of our top looks from The Met Gala 2021 red carpet.

NORMANI IN VALENTINO: Talk about picture perfect. Normani was the star of the show in this Valentino couture gown
Nyjah Huston in Gucci: Nyjah Huston stunning in crispy white at the met gala 2021
P.J. Tucker in Gucci: NBA champ, P.J Tucker stepped out in rust-orange Gucci
Lupita Nyong'o in Versace: We can all agree that Lupita Nyong’o ticked off all the right boxes with her denim Versace ball gown.
KENDAL JENNER IN GIVENCHY: Supermodel Kendall Jenner embraced her love for sheer dresses in this custom Givenchy ensemble. Inspired by Audrey Hepburn, the gown was embellished with crystals and features a fishtail train and jeweled neckpiece.

Polo Partners with Anna Karin-Karlsson

Polo Avenue is in partnership with Anna Karin Karlsson to provide exclusive sunglasses to its customers in Nigeria.

Anna-Karin Karlsson has teamed up with Polo Avenue to exclusively produce limited pieces of her ‘Beaming Star’ sunglasses and bring in more batches to the Nigerian market.

With the engraved Polo Avenue Logo, the ‘Beaming Star’ sunglasses incorporate their well-crafted stunning crystal frames and shiny jewels to enact its exclusive partnership with the brand.

The distinctly oversized sunglasses are picture perfect for outdoor functions or an event that requires a sophisticated look.

Anna-Karin Karlsson’s Beaming Star sunglasses are perfect to compliment your style and offer protection from UV damage and safeguard the eyes from light sensitivity.

As the only store in the world where these luxury sunglasses can be found, Polo Avenue reinforces its ability to provide exclusive collections for its customers.