Diffusion brands are still very much significant in today’s world, consumers look for less expensive ways to stock up their closet while still staying in trend. Most often than not, these diffusion brands are the closest option to luxury. Signore Fusion by Vanskere, the diffusion brand of indigenous menswear clothing line Vanskere, has just unveiled its new collection titled Kabuki. The collection was created by Evans Akere of Vanskere and Emmanuel Isei of Kolors by Isei. According to the press release, Kabuki is a Japanese word which means ‘out of the ordinary which can be identified as avant-garde’.
During our research of the Japanese history, we discovered that the modern day Tokyo was called Edo, between the period of 1603-1868. This period was characterised by economic growth, strict social order, stable population and popular enjoyment of arts and culture. This period can be seen as the best period in the history of Japanese arts and culture. Ironically, Edo is also a state in Nigeria, West Africa thus we got the inspiration to fuse both Japanese and African culture.
The collection adapts earth tones and soft hues for the colour palette with a mixture of blue and yellow, it also adopts fluid silhouettes and designs similar to the Japanese traditional fit. Characterised by finely tailored eccentric designs, kimonos and pants for the contemporary man who is in dire need of a closet revamp. This collection is definitely just right in time for the festive period.
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Designers: Evans Akere for Vanskere @vanskere & Emmanuel Isei for Kolors by Isei @kolors_official
Models: Soma Apex @soma_apex & Adams Iyere @adamziyere
Styling and Art Director: Dami Oke @dami_oke
Photography: Bolaji Odukoya @bolajiodukoya_