If fashion has ever taught us anything, it’s that nothing ever really goes out of style.
We often overlook it, but traditional African pieces tell remarkable stories of culture, innovation, and statues — be it the agbada and iro & buba to the Isi Agu prints. Even though some of the designs and details have changed over the years, through all trends and seasons, these pieces always find a way into the lineups of top designer’s including Lisa Folawiyo Studios. There’s no doubt, classic traditional designs hold a distinguished place in pop culture.
This is why the most daring and attractive feature of King Hakbal‘s latest collection is its ability to marry contemporary styles while staying true to historically rich Yoruba designs.
Titled Classic King, the collection oozes royalty and confidence with a hint of traditional elegance. The head designer joins forces with Folake Yasmine Balogun, the Creative Director of HSE of Pambal to create timeless his and her outfits.
Hakeem Adeyinka Balogun shows his love for sartorial perfection, details, love and togetherness through fashion.
The lookbook is modelled by Ninolowo Bolanle, Kennedy Njideofor, Femi Oyet, Niran Jeje, Johannes Flosbach, Coco Olorunfemi, Sophia Austin, and Hakeem Adeyinka Balogun.
Photography: Emmanuel Oyeleke | @emmanueloyeleke
Videography: Jide Makinde | @j.billion
Makeup: Titi Salam | @trssignature
Male outfits: @kinghakbal
Female outfits: @hseofpambal
Click on the gallery below to see the full lookbook