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Ikiré Jones' Dandy Sapeurs S/S 14 Lookbook Video

Watch a video highlighting the making of Ikiré Jones's Spring/Summer 14 menswear collection.

Ikiré Jones - Designer Walé Oyéjidé - Spring/ Summer 14

We previously raved about mesnwear label Ikiré Jones' latest Spring/ Summer 14 lookbook, in which designer Walé Oyejide blends inspirations from West African aesthetics, European Medieval art and Italian tailoring. The brand recently unveiled a video from their photoshoot which give us a further look into these striking garments. The label states, "In an era where caricatures parade the streets like Emperors in New Clothes, we pride ourselves on offering a new perspective through an old lens; a new dialect for an old tongue; an irreverent approach that twists the portrait askew while paying homage to the most classic of — the suit. Check out the video below and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #ikirejones.


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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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