By Sarah Oyedo
Renowned Nigerian Designer, Mai Atafo has released a fresh set of visuals for his newest womenswear Collection which debuted earlier this year at the Arise Fashion Week.
According to a release from the brand HQ:
The womenswear collection features twin sisters; Tiffany and Stephany as the Muse, with the idea of recreating each Look in identical pairs. The collection is a fusion of styles from the brands various lines;The Bridal Atelier, Menswear Suit & Trad infusing an element of each line to form the womenswear collection hybrid. There’s an authentic mix and harmony of masculinity and femininity which features tulles, velvet, lace, satin, sheer, delicate hand beaded corsets, tartan & the isiagu.
It draws the isiagu from the Igbo people popularly known as ‘head of the lion’ which is mostly worn by the king, who is known to be confident and strong; infusing the isiagu on streetwear as a key touch into everyday wear for every season; the white tee & turtleneck Isiagu-infused top depicts women as Strong, Confident and Feminists.
The white corset, hi-low tulle skirt with a crop jacket and ivory jacquard suit is the touch of bridal added to the collection for women who defy the norm, The glen plaid suit and tuxedo paired with a black corset mixes feminine with the menswear
The burgundy tradxedo is a feminine interpretation of the brand’s famous menswear tuxedo and trad with a velvet throw on and trimmings”
See more looks from the collection below:
Brand: Mai Atafo| @MaiAtafo
Muses: Tiffany| @tiffany.osh, Stephany| @stephanycharles
Photography: Kosol| @kosolonwudinjor
Makeup: Chiamaka| @cvabeauty
Creative Direction: Nonye| @thisthingcalledfashion
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