Nkwo’s been teasing images of its Spring 16 lookbook

Lagos Fashion Design Week 2015 might be long gone, but the collections debuted at the showcase are still causing ripples well into the 2016 summer. We’ve seen looks from many of our favorite labels and seen the clothes go from runway to editorial to red carpet.

One of the more interesting collections debuted at the showcase is alternative lifestyle label, Nkwo’s Modernity collection. Drawing inspiration from the urban cultures and working with the singular personally set constraint of making clothes that derive their shapes majorly from draping with minimal sewing, the Modernity collection shattered a lot of preconceptions of what was possible with afrobohemia.

There are a number of interesting details in the collection, the headwraps made from repurposed vintage jeans that are an homage to Demna Gvasalia run Vetements, and a distressing technique used to abraid denim in geometric shapes. Draped harem pants and accordion tunics are the distinctive look of the collection, though the label threw in some of it’s favoured wrap shirts. It was a success all across the board, unique and inimitable.

The label has chosen to debut the editorial campaign for the collection with an almost tortuously slow digital review via it’s official Instagram account. We’ve followed the reveals for a few weeks now (nearly eight) and decided there’s no time like the present to present to review what has been shown to us thus far. The editorial follows classic Nkwo style, continuing the label’s love for blue and sparse, minimal silhouettes.

Photography by Neriah Videre Photography


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