The fashion era in the seventies has been revived time and again with every passing season. We’ve witnessed the rebirth of fringes, bell bottoms, high-waisted pants, the bohemian trend and even suede.
So it comes as no surprise that Nigerian-based designer, Emmy Kasbit is exploring the 70s trend with his Spring/Summer collection, but with a slightly personal twist.
Aptly labeled “An Ode to the Father”, designer Emmanuel Okoro picked his inspiration from his father’s 70s style which he experienced anew when he ”stumbled upon his youthful pictures”.
Infusing the traditional, handwoven Akwete fabric that forms a rich part of the Abia culture in Eastern Nigeria, Emmy Kasbit recreates a modern version of his father’s 70s fashion.
Embedded in nostalgia, the collection features menswear and womenswear pieces where the designer incorporates Akwete as blazer patches, downplays a male jacket by infusing a tie belt on its back and a double-breasted jacket dress with detachable sleeves (our favorite).
An Ode to my Father was first experienced on the 2017 Lagos and Fashion Design Week runway and has also been featured on Business of Fashion.
See the collection here: