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Nigerian Label Tzar's Black & White Menswear

Nigerian label Tzar released their A/ W 14 collection 'Triumvirate of Vagrants,' designed by Ian Audifferen.

Nigerian label Tzar unveils their A/W 14 collection Triumvirate of Vagrants. The brand explains that their latest work is "birthed from a story of the lives of three misunderstood vagrants on a never-ending journey into an abyss of complacency. Black and off white are the defining hues. Off white wool with herringbone stripes tell of a continuous wandering habit superimposed with unpretentious sheer voil. Black matted wool opens a dark cauldron of unsurety juxtaposed with organza. Each metal ring represents a triumvir of quirk, foible and vigor." You can really see the detail and work put into each of the pieces. Tzar's founder and designer Ian Audifferen knows how to create unique menswear garments that are bold and wearable. Scroll through our gallery above to view the photographs and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #tzar.

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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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