While finish our month thinking about ‘Movement’ and await the start of South African Menswear Week, African-inspired menswear brand Ikere Jones reveals the lookbook to its latest collection, entitled “Born Between Borders.”
The range is full of the label’s signature ‘dapper-meets-luxury-meets-prints” aesthetic, photographed by Rog Walker (who shot the pictures of Solange’s wedding party, which we all loved so much), styled by Patrice Worthy and with creative direction from Walé Oyéjidé – one half of the design team, alongside Sam Hubler.
Rocking tribal paint and the new range of menswear, models Kamau Hosten, James Jean, Jeremiah Nvamah, Patricia Kissi-Nvamah, Stephen Obisanya, Evan Rossi and Patrice Worthy are caught in a moody background, where zebra print and are caught colliding.
Equally as interesting though, is the collection’s inspiration – the brand saying of the range;
“Our SS17 collection “Born Between Borders” is an homage to the immigrant experience to the Western world.”
The lookbook itself including prose that speaks of climbing fences, boarding planes and the “brave women and men who had little, but risked it all because they believed” – the images depicting family and peer-to-peer bonds.
With “storytelling” and the “African society” having huge importance to the brand, we aren’t surprised to see such a backstory serving as the inspiration to the range, nor are we surprised by how much we like what it includes.
But take a look at the rest of Ikere Jones’ Spring/Summer’17 “Born Between Borders” collection here below and let us know what you love most about it.
Image source: Ikirejones.com