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.

The Creative Director of the fashion label BLOKE, Faith Oluwajimi explains the knitting techniques and shows us how he uses the hand-driven machine to achieve his designs.

Bloke is an androgynous artisanal label introducing a distinct notion of luxury through a quirky and artsy design aesthetic, enveloped with an undertone of spiritual consciousness. They work with local artisans in several communities in the development of their fabrics using various techniques like hand-dying, screen printing, spinning, and knitting.