Our Mother's Pride S/S 2022
This collection examines the life of marginalized people in Africa with focus on the LGBTQIA+ community; their existence, history, lifestyle, struggles and emergence.
Nothing can be more ironical than the saying that “Being who you are is Unafrican”. Several researches have shown the existence of queerness on the continent as far back as the pre-colonial era.
The collection seeks to celebrate the lives of every human being the society has forced to live in the closet, who have broken the norm by coming out, who have continued to fight for the freedom and protection of all lives; victimized by the society but fail to be weakened.
The collection features bright colors and symbols as motif that signifies diversity, cut outs, waves and structures
You are the Pride of Africa,
You are what it means to be African
You are our Mother’s Pride.
ISEGUN A/W 2021
ISEGUN(meaning victory) is an ode to the advancing mind and defiant spirit of the new world; inspired by the modern-day Nigerian; strong-willed, unrelenting, unprejudiced; An impeding force against tyranny.
Each piece in the basket is a reflection of their emotions, moods, and experiences which were represented through strong looks created with neutral colors, moods, shapes, and contrasting waves of line designs to give a feeling of triumph and lightness to the garments.
Iyipada Spring/Summer Collection
Change is the only constant thing in life; therefore, change is imminent. Gone are the days when we buy clothes, wear for a while, buy another, dispose, and repeat again; leaving the planet at the suffering end with clothes log at the landfill. This collection is developed with the human environment in mind, with a locally sourced Organic cotton called FUNTUA, made from Katsina (northern region of Nigeria). In addition to the Funtua, is our organic Chiffon. All fabrics went through an organic dyeing process with minimal water usage.
As an ethical brand, we believe in fair pay and treatment of workers, because every individual’s input is considered relevant. “Iyipada” utilizes cowrie shells in place of buttons, to depict the cultural background of the brand and its influence on the collection. There was a play of shapes in the prints on the fabrics; from an inverted triangle, dissected circles to rectangles. Also, colours whose inspiration was drawn from summer sunset.
Divination Autumn Winter 2020
Divination Autumn Winter 2020
The collection “Divination” is inspired by the “Ifá” system of the Yoruba tribe in southwest Nigeria. The Ifá literary corpus called “ódù” consists of 256 parts subdivided into verses called “Ẹ́sẹ̀”, whose exact number is beyond calculation.
The introduction of the Yoruba traditional motifs in the designs bears importance to source recognition. This historic traditional link is created by incorporating the simple but vital elements of the divination practice. The cowrie shells are considered the mouth of the oracle as well as the divination chain (Ọ̀pẹ̀lẹ)
Gene Explosion Resort 2020
Human biology forms the major inspiration for this collection. It explores the beauty of the human DNA system – which is illustrated in the custom made batik prints on silk.
Gene Explosion is a unisex collection that is highly eclectic, therefore carefully designed with silk, crepe, Neoprene, Tulle and Mesh. It also infuses different parts of our lifestyle by featuring funky street wears, smart casual, works wear and evening pieces. not forgetting cut-out, zippers, and embellishment in detailing.