Founded in March 2018 by Sharon Ojong, Rekana has continued to make a case for sustainability with each new collection. The label’s stunning pieces has been seen on the likes of Nengi Rebecca Hampson, Simi, Idia Aisien, and Chioma Akpotha amongst others.
To launch its Rainy Resort 2022 collection, the budding fashion brand, Rekana has announced its first-ever fashion film titled, ‘Children of God’. The short film which tells the story of a distressed afro-modern man trying to escape his past will premier on March 24, 2022, on Rekana’s YouTube channel.
Children of God is directed by AMVCA-nominated filmmaker, Uche Odoh and features Charles Okah, Bertha Amuga, Shalewa Ashafa, Kemi Smallz, Munachi Abii and Ijeoma Aniebo, amongst others.
Shot in the heart of Lagos, the 12-minute piece showcases a diverse group of church members unified in their quest for a common good. The 19 member cast, ‘Children of God’ essentially highlights the beauty in our diversity and showcases 19 collection pieces.
According to Rekana’s Creative Director and producer of the film, Sharon Ojong,
“Children of God’ is inspired by love, passion and inclusion. We wanted to create a collection inspired by real people with real stories, clothing made with eco-friendly hand-woven and hand-dyed fabrics made with low impact materials for our tie-dye process. And I’m proud we were able to achieve that, both with the collection and the film.”
Rekana’s new collection features 19 pieces, each crafted uniquely to tell its own story while retaining a cohesiveness as part of a collection making use of eco-friendly hand-woven and hand-dyed fabrics made with low impact materials, in line with Rekana’s ethical and sustainability values.