Designer Meg Alabi, fusing traditional and modern fabrics to create a unique style

Published: 22 August 2014 | by Janine Dube
Designer Meg Alabi, fusing traditional and modern fabrics to create a unique style
Meg Alabi - Photo supplied
Designer and former runway model, Meg Doris Alabi, born and raised in Nigeria, had a fantastic show at the Africa Fashion Week London 2014.


Meg Alabi at the AFWL 2014 - Photo supplied


Her fashion label, Alabi Couture, produces luxury ready to wear clothes for men and women and they have clients from all over the world.


Alabi Couture's menswear at the AFWL 2014 - Photo supplied
 
Alabi Couture, launched in June 2011 also caters to select clients for exclusive couture designs.

The high end label specialises in producing contemporary designs through a unique blend of African fabrics such as Ankara, with western fabrics supplied by Da Viva.


Alabi Couture at AFWL 2014 - Photo supplied


Talking to OneVybe, Alabi Couture, Meg Alabi, said, "I started modelling for an aunt of mine who owned a boutique in a fashion house in Lagos and I had a photo shoot for her."

The pictures came out in a well known magazine in Nigeria called 'Posh' and the beautiful images made Meg consider a career in modelling, which she says gave her confidence and an opportunity to work with some of the best designers in the country.


Meg Alabi in her boutique - Photo supplied


Meg did some catwalk training and then worked as a model until 2005, when she decided to open her own boutique, MD's Clothing, which stocked international designers.

On her career right now, Meg said: "I'm still involved in the modelling industry because I groom models, I work with modelling competitions and I scout for models. So it's still part of me, but I don't go on the runway anymore."
 

Alabi Couture in previous fashion shows - Photo supplied


Working in the fashion industry for many years, Meg caught the fashion bug and would design her own clothes.

She told OneVybe that the clothes she designed for herself got more attention that the clothes she imported.

People would ask her to make them the same designs and that was when Meg decided to launch Alabi Couture.


Alabi Couture at the AFWL 2013


Despite her successful career in fashion, Meg still finds time to do some charity work and she has helped organise fashion shows for various charities.

Meg said of her charity work,"The Charity Show is my pet project and has been on since I launched my Alabi Couture label in 2011.

"We select a motherless home and make clothes for all the children and staff of the home, then we get some Nigerian celebrities and have a fashion show and party for the children."

The charity fashion shows usually take place every December and the in the past Alabi Couture has worked with, The Heart of Gold Hospice in 2011, The Heritage Home Orphanage 2012, The Living Fountain Home 2013.


Meg Alabi at the fashion show to support The Living Fountain Orphanage - Photo supplied


For more information please visit:
http://mdsclothing.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/546293265457538/?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/pages/MDS-clothing-company/200555741926?fref=ts

To contact Meg Alabi:
Instagram@alabicouture
Twitter@alabicouture
Facebook.meg alabi
Facebook. Meg Doris
UK - +447831305317
Nigeria - +2348023133090/ +2348098702070
- OneVybe
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