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Nigerian Designer Ifeanyi Nwune's 'Timeless' Menswear

Nigerian designer Ifeanyi Nwune shares the Lagos-shot lookbook for his Spring/Summer 2015 'Timeless' menswear capsule collection.

Nigerian designer and stylist Ifeanyi Nwune recently unveiled the Spring/Summer 2015 capsule collection for his namesake brand. Titled Timeless, the collection once again shows off Nwune's predilection for a minimalist, solid-colored wardrobe. "The idea of the collection was to achieve looks that are edgy and interesting but very relatable," he told Okayafrica. "White, Black and Red are the only colours in the collection because I feel like they are the most beautiful combination possible in any outfit."


The Timeless lookbook was shot in Lekki, Lagos, and stars Nigerian model Peter Finn and media personality Onos. According to Nwune, "Being timeless simply means always being in vogue and not changing in fashion. This quality can only be achieved by a person with a mind of his own, a person who thinks in the box when every other person is trying to thinking outside the box, an individualist. I incorporated this idea in creating my S/S '15 collection. With some female-looking silhouettes and some transparent pieces you can say the collection is a little risk-taking and can only be worn by a person with a mind of his own, a timeless person."

Keep up with Ifeanyi Nwune on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook. For more, see photos from his debut Control collection and short fashion film.

Update November 4, 2015: Watch a short fashion film featuring Ifeanyi Nwune's Timeless collection. The video is directed by Lagos-based filmmaker Kene Umeokafor.

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Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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