"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.
It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.
“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art. Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context. Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”
Contemporary Art Week!
I absolutely love the concept behind this. Especially: “reverse lens to the past”.
Guest Post: Enjoying The Grand National Horse Race
With the spring and summer style season nearly here, it’s the perfect time to take a look at a specific event I’ve always found exciting from a fashion standpoint – professional horse racing. Often seen more as festivals than athletic events, major horse races offer fans a unique opportunity to dress up a bit and display some real style sensibility for a fun and festive outdoor event.
Switching it up: Nato strap on the @talleyandtwine “Worley” chronograph. Exactly ten more days before the KickStarter campaign ends, so go back ‘em and get your hands on one.
I really respect Kid Cudi (@ducidni) for expressing this. Good stuff!