BLKKANGAROO Shares "Afro-Kabuki" Streetwear Editorial
Toronto-based streetwear label BLKKANGAROO shares an "Afro-Kabuki" fashion editorial from creative duo Tinashe Musara and Andy Long Hoang.
According to their brand statement, Toronto-based streetwear label BLKKANGAROO "fuses an African sensibility with a dose of pop culture." The company traces its launch to the 2012 Afropunk Fest, when Nigerian designer Seye Ogunlesi began selling his If found return to the Motherland t-shirts out of his backpack. Since then, the operation has expanded into a team of three, with Ogunlesi joined by Emmanuel Obayemi as art director and Nick Bahizi as fashion director.
Back in December the label unveiled its Spring/Summer 2015 BLKKMARKET line of graphic prints, jersey-inspired tops, cropped pants and colorful rope sandals inspired by the "African market experience." "The BLKKMARKET collection has everything to do with my trip to Lagos and Accra last year," Ogunlesi says. "I noticed that people were almost always transporting something to be sold - on their heads, on the back of an Okada, in a jerry can, in the ubiquitous BAGCO super sac or the iconic tartan print 'Ghana must go' bags. Africans are the world’s most resourceful people. We are always on the go, commerce is always on our minds, and BLKKMARKET is our hommage to that."
For their latest editorial, creative duo Tinashe Musara and Andy Long Hoang revisit the Spring/Summer 2015 BLKKMARKET collection with an "Afro-Kabuki"-themed series entitled HOME TEAM. See the new photo editorial along with the original BLKKMARKET lookbook in the gallery above. Keep up with BLKKANGAROO on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.