Nigerian sustainable fashion brand Bola Yahaya has unveiled its Spring/Summer 2021 collection tagged Metamorphosis.
The brand’s latest offering features a diverse range of garments: from kaftans, to wedding gowns, as well as locally woven Asooke with upcycled deadstock fabrics turned into tie-dye while leaning towards zero-waste designs through pattern drafting and fabric draping.
According to the designer:
Growing up not only put adulthood difficulties in its pouch, but it also appears to have regressed the metamorphosis of a butterfly. With this collection, I am seeking to ask questions that demand honest answers, when last did you see a butterfly across Lagos skies? as little kids, we ran around chasing butterflies while singing our rhymes. Now it appears these joy radiating creatures were almost never here with us.
Drawing inspiration from the cycle of the butterfly, the Metamorphosis collection calls to attention the dangers of rapid urbanization and its adverse effects on the humans and its environment. Trees and nature give way to new buildings. On the other end, urban lifestyles tend to be consumptive and as such, they require great natural resources and generate large amounts of waste which leads to increased levels of air, water and soil pollution.
While our joy radiating butterflies may seem to be lost in the pouch of adulthood difficulties, our environment lies largely on its occupants in saving it.
See the full collection below