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OKA x Unknown Union Collaboration Tees!

Cape Town boutique retailer Unknown Union teamed up with Okayafrica to release a series of graphic tees inspired by real and symbolic diaspora figures.


We've teamed up with Cape Town boutique retailer Unknown Union to release a series of graphic tees inspired by real and symbolic diaspora figures. The designs include the cross-cultural clash of Punk Fela (worn by Roots guitarist Captain Kirk Douglas below), the hues of metal oxidation in Copper Man (modeled by Shay below), and the electric Shaman Lion. The full collection is available at the Okayafrica Store now!

>>>See the entire OKA x Unknown Union collection

"With such a wealth of inspiration provided by the uplifting and dynamic spirit of Africa, alongside both the genius of ?uestlove and the amazing life of Fela Kuti, Unknown Union's collaboration with Okayafrica was a true honor to undertake and a pleasure to design and produce.” - said Daniel Jackson, Unknown Union lead designer, formerly of Surface To Air and BBlessing.

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The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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