Monday, June 5, 2023

My Fashion Nationalism|Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamnda Ngozi Adichie launched a wear Nigerian project earlier this year, and she has stayed true to her project. From rocking ensembles by Ladunni Lambo to wearing beautifully offbeat clothes from Fia Factory and shopping from one of her favorite brands,  Grey.

Chimamanda Adichie’s mum deserves credit for taking time out to dress her well. When Chimamanda Adichie was a child, she wore little girl dresses cinched at the waist, and had frequent market visits to buy yards of fabric and trips to the tailor to be measured.

She adored ready made clothes  bought from boutiques because of how imperfect they were and looked forward to dresses from Europe gotten for her by her professor father when he traveled for conferences in Europe.

Chimamanda Adichie recalls how she felt a sense of self-consciousness and so comfortable enough to laugh along to the well meaning puzzlement of her peers.

Chimamanda Adichie states her hopes for her wear Nigerian project, and also questions the future of the two countries she calls home — Nigeria and the US —, according to her, this project is an act of benign nationalism, a paean to peaceful self-sufficiency, a gesture towards what is still possible; it is my uncomplicated act for complicated times. Read more from Chiamanda Adichies Fashion Nationalism, CLICK HERE


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