Thursday, 14 April 2016

Nigerian Fashion Editor Dimeji Alara Goes Hollywood


The former Genevieve Magazine editor and Elle South Africa contributing editor is moving to greater things.
Paris-born, Nigerian fashion editor and stylist Dimeji Alara has been asked to join the American and South African co-production of ‘The Blue Mauritius.’ An action packed, international heist film in the vein of ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ and ‘The Italian Job.’ The film’s production is set to begin in August 2016 in Cape Town, with other locations to include London, Berlin, Tokyo and Paris.

Mr. Alara has jumped right in and has chosen Nigerian designer Amaka Osakwe of Maki Oh to work with him on the production. Osakwe is no stranger to Hollywood; her clothes has adorned the backs of international stars such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Kerry Washington of ‘Scandal’ fame and of course the U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama to name a few.

“It’s so exciting to be given the opportunity to express my creativity in a medium that is synonymous with fashion, says Alara. When the producers asked me to get involved, it was very intriguing. However, I wasn’t quite sure I was up for it, but after reading the script and understanding the significance of a project like this in Africa I could not say no. I’m very blessed to be given the opportunity to have the freedom to bring African elements to the film and can’t wait to show the world what African style looks like.”

African fashion is sure going on another level. God bless these hard working designers. Don't give up on your dreams , work till you create an impact.

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