First seen on the ramp at Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2015, Meena’s Spring/Summer’16 collection rears its unique head once again – this time in pictorial form, via the label’s new lookbook.
Captured by Nigerian photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo and modelled by Aduke, the series of images show the Ochiagha collection posed outdoors and against a crumpled backdrop – really playing up the folded, origami elements of many of the designs and the structural influence that finds its way into many of Meena’s garments.
Speaking of the Spring/Summer’16 range, which debuts Meena’s custom prints, designer Uju Offiah explained;
“…We were influenced by Nsibidi… a pre-colonial symbolic means of communication among the Ibos, in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.
The symbols were arranged in clusters to tell a story of victory, resilience, love and hate, peace and unity of a Nigerian“.
Looking North for further inspiration, the designer went on to say;
“Details are influenced by strips (ropes) to create a bound effect of unity and peace amidst the challenges and insurgencies (in the Northern part of Nigeria) we are faced with as a nation.”
Team SPICE love the lookbook, and most especially the collection – but take a look at Meena’s Spring/Summer’16 Ochiagha range here below and let us know what you think.
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