Have you seen Maki Oh‘s new Autumn/Winter’15 collection? It’s one to anticipate, with the designer Amake Osakwe’s talent taking ideas of identity and making things we at SPICE can’t wait to refresh our wardrobes with for the season ahead.
According to the brand, who played with ideas of West Africa’s history and culture;
“As an advocate for all things truly African, Maki Oh uses true African textiles like Adire, Aso-oke, Akwa Ocha, Oja and more to continue to illustrate to the world (and Africans) that we have desirable, couture quality local textiles.
Ankara fabric (Dutch Wax) does not have it’s origins in Africa. It is imported from Holland, India, Turkey, China and even England. But the world, and even some Africans think this fabric is African.”
Created in actual African textiles, the brand’s new collection is also filled with its signature asymetrical silhouettes, prints and quirky embellishes said to be touched with ideas from non-African cultures that display similarities to traditional Nigerian attire.
See more of Maki Oh’s Autumn/Winter’15 range in the lookbook and short film for the range, below
Video & image source: Bellanaija.com