Much-loved Nigerian designer behind label Maki Oh, Amake Osakwe has just revealed the lookbook to her Spring/Summer’16 collection, and sent our previous plans for the season’s wardrobe packing.
Revealed via the Vogue website, Ms Osakwe’s collection was inspired by her roots; the Yoruban tradition of Arodan, in which parents will send bothersome or bored children to retrieve things from their neighbours that don’t exist – a pointless task to keep the kids occupied and safely out of the way, which is recounted in the lookbook’s accompanying short film (which you can view, here).
The designer was also said to have been thinking a film by Pedro Almodóvar called Talk to Her, the Karuwai of Northern Nigeria (courtesans or ‘free women’ – women free living under a man’s rule), as well as a quote from Sisyphus and Camus, who said;
“Our life is built on the hope for tomorrow, yet tomorrow brings us closer to death.”
And drop dead gorgeous are the pieces in this new range, which see the designer’s signature playful side piled unto luxurious touches, like opulent fringe details we know we need to be seen in.
See the full lookbook here below and then tell us which pieces from Maki Oh’s Spring/Summer’16 collection you would complete Arodan for in the comments box below on online @SPICETVAFRICA.
Image source: Vogue.com