Nostalgic Magic, as the name implies, was created to give featured fashion designers artistic liberty to express their individual interpretations of “vintage fashion”; taking guests back in time to a nostalgic period in their lives. Clients and fashion enthusiasts were treated to an evening of nostalgic memories, fashion, art and creativity.
Each designer had a unique creative space which reflected their fashion muse and inspiration; Elpis Megalio, for instance, found inspiration in a traditional European and Parisienne soiree with mannequins showcasing the designer’s vintage collection. Mazelle studio, embraced a Nigerian-centric theme, infusing memories from her bedroom into her fashion set including a vintage bed, dressing table, hand-oven mats and a picture collage of old family photos.
Explaining the inspiration behind the event, creative director of Mazelle studio, Mariam Afolabi said “I spent so much of my time in Milan visiting vintage flea markets and I would come back to Nigeria and use the items to decorate my room. This got me thinking ‘what does fashion really mean to me? Where do I get my inspiration from?’ and that’s when I came up with the idea of Nostalgic Magic. I decided to partner with some other fashion designers to produce this platform; Allowing designers express where they get their fashion inspiration.”
Nostalgic Magic was truly a magical journey through time as guests enjoyed retro music covered by Jazzhole along with old records from the legendary King Sunny Ade on sale. Food was presented in traditional woven baskets and palmwine-infused cocktails and drinks served in calabashes. It was a rare chance for everyone to experience Nigeria of the earlier years.
In attendance were celebrities and influencers such as Toni Tones, Eki Ogungbor L.A.X, Brymo, Nowe Isibor and many others.
Mazelle Studio is a two-part fashion house featuring Mazelle RTW, which provides ready-to-wear pieces for stylish men and women and Mazelle Bridal, a bridal oufit for the fashionable bride. Some of their clientele are Omotola Jalade Ekehinde, Toyin Lawani, Idia Aisien, Bolanle Olukanni, Falz, Yemi Alade amongst others.