It’s just February and the IJGB’s are braving the thick of winter while we try to survive the economic depression so anything that lifts our spirits is more than welcome. And what better to lift your spirits and get you ready for a lit summer than Nigerian designer Andrea Iyamah. Helmed by Dumebi Iyamah (sister of hot actress Somkhele Idhlama) Andrea Iyamah has become world famous for its swimwear line which has been worn by everyone from Draya to Angela Simmons and continues to get international acclaim.
Andrea Iyamah debuted her Spring Summer 17 collection at a private pool party (three words you always want to hear) in collaboration with Absolut Vodka (which was killer and I’m kicking myself for not going) and showed a collection of edgy fashion forward swimwear pieces. Now she wants the rest of us to join the fun by releasing an editorial campaign hotter than the Sahara. Several 2017 trends like the off shoulder and contrast prints make the collection, as well as Andrea Iyamah staples like high cut swim trunks and exposed bra frames. And the model Zanana, Whoo lord! She is the stuff of melanin laced dreams.
Dont take our word for it, see for yourself.
Photography: William Ukpo @Willyverse
Styling: Nariman J @NarimanJ
Model: Zanana @ZananaBread
Makeup: Christine Jairmasingh @ChristineJair