Lagos Fashion Week begins its “Woven Threads II: Moving Circles” today. The virtual activations will explore distinct textile craftsmanship and its use of embroidery, weaving, spinning, and customization.
Lagos Fashion Week and Style House Files will present Iamisigo, Awa Meité, Nkwo, Emmy Kasbit, Pepper Row, Bloke among others at Woven Threads. These designers’ works highlight the link between the future of fashion and the preservation of textile craftsmanship across the continent as a foundation for cultural and socio-economic sustainability.
In honor of Earth Day 2021 and Fashion Revolution Week, KikoRomeo presents ‘Duara’ – A capsule collection that focuses on moving towards a circular fashion economy. This capsule is made from textiles sourced from “Mitumba”, the Kenyan second-hand market, and upcycled using processes of natural dying and embroidery to give these textiles a lease of new life.
Duara, meaning “Circle” in the Swahili language, is a film that visually speaks to the processes of consumption through regeneration and re-contextualizing ourselves within the natural world around us. It serves to question how we have managed to corrupt the process of creation, a process so intrinsic to our beings that we share so strongly with the other inhabitants of this beautiful world.