Nigerian fashion house Maki Oh unveiled its Spring/Summer 2016 collection, inspired by the “absurdity of life, and exploring the ideas of finding through actions of futility.”
Lead designer Amaka Osakwe said the pieces tell the story of a woman who’s thoughtful and ask about the emptiness and meaning of life.
The collection communicates these ideas well. The silk satin wrap dress has two different patterns, depicting the ups and downs and confusion of life as represented by the scattered (jagajaga) print. Osakwe :
This restrained surrender, expressed in the colours and fabrics this season, sees the use of rainbow-coloured waves, held together with the deep blues of adire. Blacks and blues converge with bronze, orange, fuchsia and florals, but are halted by blood reds which pierce for answers.”
The new collection was exclusively launched on vogue.com. A writer for Vogue said this about the collection:
Osakwe is a designer with an urgent need for her clothes to mean something. This time out she encompassed that meaning in looks that were her most wearable yet.“
The designs include Adire print, fringe detailing and symmetrical hemlines.
Check out the collection here.
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