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Cynthia Abila

Azi Maxi Dress

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  • Insider Notes

    • Based in Abuja, Cynthia Abila has a local approach to design—they only work with artisans from the surrounding areas and provide essential training to neighboring communities. Cut from lightweight linen, this Azi Maxi Dress has a flowing silhouette that gracefully drapes to the ground. It's trimmed with raffia feathers for textured contrast and has a thigh-grazing slit to add a touch of drama. Opt for flat sandals for a casual look, or elevate with strappy heels at evening events.

      - Hand-dyed raffia, V neck, wide 3/4-length sleeves, front slit
      - Linen, raffia
      - Crafted using natural and organic materials, with a focus on sustainable practices and traditional artistry
      - Each piece is made to order by artisans and may take up to 2 weeks to complete
      - Made in Abuja, Nigeria, ships from Nigeria


    • Lightweight, non-stretchy fabric; dry clean only
    • Opaque
    • To be worn oversized
    • We recommend taking a size up
    • Model is 5'11 and wearing a size UK 8
  • Shipping & Returns

    • Shipping timelines are subject to the unique nature and craftsmanship of the piece, often in harmony with designers' local artisans. We have partnered with DHL Express to ensure hassle-free global delivery covering 220 countries worldwide, within 3-5 business days of the ship date.

      Industrie Africa accepts returns on regular-priced items that are initiated within 7 days of receipt. For more information, please check where your products are shipping from, and please visit Shipping & Delivery. Unfortunately, exchanges are not possible at this time.


Designer Cynthia Otiyo-Abila’s clothing is created, from concept to construction, in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja. She channels her passion for storytelling into the Cynthia Abila label, interpreting traditional subject matter for a modern audience. Collection narratives are rendered as standout takes on wardrobe classics like suiting and shirt dresses for the contemporary woman, produced by a predominately female team of artisans in handwoven silks and cottons.    

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