E•S•O by Liman recently launched their A/W24 collection titled The Act of Wearing at Lagos Fashion Week Woven Threads Edition V.

In the heart of West Africa, where history weaves a tapestry of rich traditions and vibrant cultures, lies the inspiration for our latest collection, “The Act of Wearing”.

Drawing from the grace and fullness that characterized the attire of West African women in pre-colonial times, this collection pays homage to the artistry of their daily dressing rituals.

From the sweeping wraps tied with meticulous care to the ornate coral beads adorning their necks and the wooden elements adding rustic charm, each detail tells a story of pride, heritage, and timeless elegance.

— E•S•O by Liman

According to the brand, “the colour palette of Milk, Black, Midnight Blue, Burgundy, and Sky Blue echoes the depth and diversity of the African landscape, capturing the essence of both day and night, tradition and modernity.

Exaggerated silhouettes and lengths, coupled with the distinctive cowl neckline, reimagine the fullness and grace of West African attire through a contemporary lens.

At the heart of ‘The Act of Wearing’ lies a commitment to artisanal practices and craftsmanship. Every detail, from the intricate beadwork to the sustainable printmaking and fabric choices, reflects our dedication to preserving the art of handcrafted excellence.

Embracing zero-waste pattern cutting, we honour the sustainability practices of our ancestors, blending tradition with innovation to create a collection that is as conscious as it is captivating.

Step into the world of ‘The Act of Wearing’, where each garment is more than just fashion—it’s a celebration of West African heritage, a testament to artisanal skill, and a commitment to a sustainable future.” See more pieces from the collection below:

Credit: E•S•O by Liman @esobyliman