Okoro Emmanuel, Creative Director of Fashion Brand, Emmy kasbit has continued to improve himself every fashion season and his is definitely an interesting brand to watch out for.
The 26-year-old Nigerian women and menswear designer recently showcased his latest collection at the just-concluded South African menswear week.
His collection was infringed with fabrics from wool, corduroy and jacquard prints.
The collection translated into khaki browns and moss green that were cut into suits with Jackets tied closed, sweatshirts inscribed with ’we are all nomads written across’.
The daring young designer, who is working hard to make his name a household name in the Nigerian fashion industry, had his Autumn/Winter 2017 inspiration drawn from the lives of sub-Saharan Nomads, which he tilled EXPEDITION.
He mentioned that the collection talks about men on a ‘journey to liberation’ from life’s setbacks.
Promising that the collection will bring a new sense of elegance to menswear, Okoro, the new cool said, “I was interested in creating outfits for the everyday man so I stepped aside from bespoke pieces, but maintained the brand aesthetics which is clean architectural cuts. For this collection we partnered with shoe designer, King David shoes to produce high quality men’s footwear.”
Check out excerpts from our Fashion Special’s interview with Okoro Emmanuel about his brand, EMMY KASBIT.
- Why did you decide to launch EMMY KASBIT?
I launched the brand, EMMY KASBIT out of my passion for fashion as a whole and also because I wanted to be one of the many people putting African Fashion on the world map.
- How has Nigeria inspired your brand?
Nigeria has inspired my brand in many ways, especially because of its diverse cultures, which I draw inspiration from most of the time.
- In general what are your favourite Materials to work with?
For womenswear, I like working with easy, flowing fabrics because they tend to bring out the beauty in each garment and for menswear, I really enjoy working with prints.
- What has been your biggest challenge of launching EMMY KASBIT?
My biggest challenge has to be moving to Lagos to run the brand there. Considering the fact that Lagos is the Fashion Centre of Nigeria and it’s growing with designers cropping up every day.
- Where do you want to take EMMY KASBIT in the five years?
In 5 years I see EMMY KASBIT having a show in NYFW, owning a big retail store in Lagos and also the Go-to Designer for stand-out menswear/womenswear pieces.
Written by Patrick Eromosele Eidusi
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