When Style Temple‘s Spring/Summer 2018 collection debuted at Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2017, the fashion crowd within and beyond Nigeria appreciated the impressive pieces – the collection embraced feminity in a truly significant way!
Lensed by Akinwumi, the recently released lookbook shows off the highly coveted lineup of outfits.
This season Creative Director Og Okonkwo chose to infer on her collection some traditional Nigerian menswear paraphernalia; such as a distinct print and embroidery that forms the belt for the coat and base for the shift dresses, which she drew from a common Northern Nigerian hat worn by men across Nigeria and, the impeccable structure and tailoring associated with men’s suiting. This hat signifies power and the elevated place of the man in a deeply patriarchal society, like Nigeria.
She wanted to explore how women can, through clothes, ultimately reclaim their power and place that they continue to lose in a climate like this.
The collection stayed true to the brand’s theme with its minimal neutral palette that comprises soft pink and grey-blue hues playing with fluidity, movement and, structure.
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