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.
Omafume Niemogha, Founder and creative director of neo-luxury sustainable brand Pepper Row shares with us the making and processes behind her SS21 collection, ‘Unmasked’.
PepperRow works with local artisans and craftsmen from Southern Nigeria to implement modern techniques merged with age-old traditional crafts such as hand-weaving the aso-oke fabric, hand dyeing the batik fabric, upcycling broken glass, and wood carving.