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Photo by Baingor Joiner. Courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

WAFFLESNCREAM's Rainy/Wet '18 Collection Is a Fusion of Their Love for Skate and Nigerian Culture

The streetwear label and skate collective shares the lookbook of their new threads exclusively on OkayAfrica.

Nigerian streetwear label WAFFLESNCREAM presents their Rainy/Wet '18 collection inspired by their environment and upbringing in West Africa.

Rather than suiting their collection for "Spring/Summer" seasons, they want it to represent the climate in Nigeria rather than appropriate from the west. Their biggest source of inspiration comes from the fabrics worn by their parents and grandparents at traditional events. They wanted to create a unique collection that represents their love for skate and fuses their cultural influences and references.

Photo by Baingor Joiner. Courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

Photo by Baingor Joiner. Courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

Their collection announcement included a campaign featuring motorcyclists from the Lagos streets and showed the raw impact WAFFLESNCREAM wants to have not only in fashion but their community as a whole. With the intention of building the skate and streetwear scene in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, the crew has held pop up's with Skepta and recently did a joint project with Patta for Skepta's BBK weekend.

With much more in store for WAFFLESNCREAM, check out their lookbook below and see pieces from a classic 5-panel, printed button ups to a 2-piece pajama look in dual colors.


Photo courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

Photo courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

Photo courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

Photo courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

Photo courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

Photo courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

Photo courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

Photo courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

Photo courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

Photo courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

Photo courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

Photo courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

Photo courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

Photo courtesy of WAFFLESNCREAM.

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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.

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