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The Nigerian designer-duo with the brand tagline OKUNOREN –that re- ads ‘Conceived in Nigeria’– are showing how bespoke tailoring and clean fits are not just exclusive to Europe. OKUNOREN showcases African authentici- ty to the rest of the world. Deep coloured tops in luxurious fabrics with fine embroidery compose its ADN. Bold White is heavily used in its garments to reflect the heat of the African Sun.
Post-Imperial is a menswear brand with a strong sense of optimism for the future and a focus on color, pattern and process. Post-Imperial treat its fabrics in Nigeria through a process called Adire –a rare hand dyeing process developed by the Yorubas in the Southwest region of Nigeria. Prior to dyeing, the artist hand paints patterns using a cassava starch or wax base that acts as the resist dye. The painted fabric is then dipped in a vat of dye, and then treated and rewashed in hot water.
Photography CLEMENT OGOH
Models DANIEL AJAYI MAYOWA, VICTOR NDUKA, GIDEON MUSTAPHA, OBA & RICHMOND EKOW BARNES @ LED MODEL MANAGEMENT