As a sequel to the previous season our SS18 collection titled "THERE" is a continuing story about the journey of education. The narrative begins with the beauty of books and education and the promise of a better life they offer. With embroidered university certificate texts, brightly coloured flowers in custom prints and embroidery all set against a backdrop of old and worn books, the collection evokes a feeling of both nostalgia and modernity.
Making success its focus it questions the social perceptions and mindsets in Nigeria surrounding success, representing this with graphs and equations and the subsequent effect of this on university career choices.
The collection "THERE" also speaks to the current economic climate in Nigeria and the disappointment facing young graduates. Inspired by the bitumen paintings of the artist Dan Dunne it illustrates this with bitumen-like embellishments and splotches on prints, distressed pockets of pants and dresses but at the same time it acknowledges the optimistic spirit of Nigerians as it holds unto hope like a flower.