Maki Oh Honors African Folklore With Fall Collection

Nigerian designer Amaka Osakwe's Maki Oh honors African folklore with its Fall 2015 collection.

The two words that Amaka Osakwe uses to describe her newest Fall collection for Maki Oh sound like they were pulled from an Apples to Apples game: mermaids and appropriation. Given some context, though, the Nigerian fashion designer’s explanation of what inspired her work showcases a rather thoughtful sensibility for a clothing line that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is conceptually relevant.

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