…fans say it’s a Fusion of Elegance and Innovation.

Nigerian trailblazing fashion designer Adepeju Zainab Adeyemi, recently unveiled her latest masterpiece, titled: the “Luminere Collection 2023,” at the prestigious African Fashion and Arts Award (AFAA) Fashion Show in Abuja. This vibrant and multicolored collection is a testament to Adepeju’s unwavering commitment to creativity, elegance, and sustainability in fashion design. Fans adjudged them as a fusion of Elegance and innovation.

Adepeju who hails from Ikenne in Ogun State, is the creative force behind theozawoman, a fashion brand she created to launch her creativity seven years ago. She developed a natural passion for fashion designing when she was a teenager, and honed her skills with training.

“I have always loved to do fashion designs and l really love it . I leant the skills when l was in school and l used to make clothes for my friends, my junior and seniors back then in school. So, after completing my NYSC which l did back then in Port Harcourt , Rivers State. I decided to pursue this passion of fashion designs instead of getting a job.
I began the ozawoman in 2017”, she says of her inspiration with smiles.

Inspired by a vision to create a dazzling array of designs, the Luminere Collection captures the essence of luxury bridal and bridesmaid wear with its fusion of elegant fabrics and intricate embellishments. Adepeju’s creative vision shines through in every piece, as she expertly combines smooth and silky textures with a burst of colorful hues, resulting in garments that exude sophistication and charm.

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One of the distinguishing features of the Luminere Collection is the innovative use of textured crinoline, adding depth and dimension to the designs. Despite the varied styles and embellishments, Adepeju maintains a cohesive aesthetic by focusing on simple mermaid cuts and similar silhouettes, ensuring that each piece seamlessly complements the next.
Catering to a discerning audience of bridesmaids and bridal train ladies, Adepeju’s collection resonates with its target demographic, offering them a timeless yet contemporary option for their special day. Moreover, theozawoman’s commitment to sustainability is evident in the use of eco-friendly fabrics, reflecting Adepeju’s dedication to ethical fashion practices.
The Luminere Collection made its dazzling debut at the AFAA Fashion Show, where it received rave reviews from both the audience and critics alike. The exquisite designs captivated attendees, prompting Adepeju to reproduce some of the pieces to meet the overwhelming demand from clients.
Looking ahead, Adepeju remains focused on her mission to create innovative and breathtaking designs that add value to her clients’ lives. With over seven years of experience in the fashion industry, Adepeju continues to push the boundaries of creativity, promising to unveil more inspiring collections in the future.

Despite facing challenges such as intermittent power supply and the intricate embellishment process, Adepeju’s passion and determination fueled her journey to bring the Luminere Collection to life. Her perseverance and creative vision have solidified her reputation as a trailblazer in the fashion world, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

As the curtains close on another successful showcase, Adepeju’s Luminere Collection 2023 stands as a shining example of elegance, innovation, and sustainability in fashion design, leaving fashion enthusiasts eagerly anticipating her next masterpiece.

Though she is currently a Chartered Accountant who studied accounting at the Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, Ogun State, Adepeju has chosen fashion designing as a preferred career and she is blazing the trail in the trade. She is indeed a shining example to the Nigerian youths on the need to pursue careers with passion and attract success!