The first time i met the young designer Daniel Ayanate, early last year, i would never have guessed that a collection like this was in the works but hey, 2014 was a good year for a lot of people.
Before our first meet, i had seen a couple of photographs of some of his shirts and it is almost impossible to miss the play with colour (bright daring colours i must add) and prints.
Day Creations (formerly known as Day Couture), as a fashion brand was first established in 2011 but had its first store opening in 2014 in Port Harcourt City, Rivers State, Nigeria.
He says about the brand and the inspiration behind this collection,
“We make pieces for the everyday person (male and female) who is not afraid to be styled apart, we undertake both English and native wears, ready to wear, bespoke and haute couture etc.”
“This collection being my debut was inspired out of my infallible love for prints, so most of the pieces had a touch of a print of all kinds that spoke to me . The name ’13-Thirteen’ was coined from my birth date which is 13th may, being my first day on the planet so I decided to name the debut collection after it,lol.”
View the rest of the collection below…
I have a thing for paisley print and i honestly think this will work if worn as separates.
I love how he worked the horizontal and vertical lines on the collar, the cuff of both sleeves and on the shirt.
Like this shirt and the pleat detailing on either side of the buttons that run down the middle of the shirt.
Overall, i think the pieces are simple, basic and they do alright for a debut from a young designer.
*Twitter – @Daniel_ayanate @daycreationsco
*Instagram – @Daniel_ayanate @day_creations *Mail – Mrayanate@gmail.com
STOCKISTS: – www.eclothes.com.ng
In the spirit of St. Valentines’ Day, i wish you love and peace all through the year.