Maureen Obaweya of Morin. O luxury leather bags, is fast becoming one of Nigeria’s top leather bag designers. The designer’s mission to create quality leather products and sustain growth is rather exciting, especially with her work being recognized by international press and featured in the likes of Huffingtonpost.com
With this mission in mind, the designer has set a target at placing the Morin. O brand on the global map. This passion for quality craftsmanship has helped the designer attract immediate attention from top foreign retailers like; Now Showroom LA, a full service multi-line fashion showroom located at the GERRY Building in the fashion district of Los Angeles.
Now Showroom LA, on January 28, 2016, held a “launch” party dedicated to their brands in the city of Los Angeles. Where the designer presented her resort collection to several top Hollywood stylists and press. Then in March, the designer also showcased again in Geneva, where she presented her collection to several international fashion buyers, stylists and press. While it might sound like a grueling schedule, this pace has become typical for the designer in her bid to go global.
The Morin. O initiative to launch at major international shows, like Now Showroom LA, and other European cities, is part of the brand’s strategy to compete in the international fashion scene. According to Sakina Iskender, fashion director at one of Washington D.C’s top boutiques, Take 5 Boutique, she states that; “the Morin. O collection is a stunning addition to their new women’s line of products.”
In the Huffingtonpost.com, the brand has been compared to the likes of international designer Philip Lim, and has been categorized as a promising brand set to place Nigeria on the global fashion map, for luxury leather goods. The brand is being supported by the Nigerian Export Promotion Council. It is good to see made in Nigerian products put on the global map.
The Morin. O brand is certainly making their mark in the global scene and is set to launch at major international shows in 2016.
Checkout pictures from her Geneva presentations below.
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