Maki Oh unveils classic looks for Fall 2016 Ready-To-Wear Collection filled with traditional signatures including Adire crafted into modern swirls, geometrics and patchwork 'wonder's. Check out the full collection.
Titled 'Ehn' ('Do you understand?') the collection features a delicate array of intricate designs on the traditional 'Adire' pruned into classic pieces. Off shoulder dresses, tulle details, pearl studded camo, lush fabric mix.
Pants with studded flared hem, ruffles as peplum on blouses paired with flared pants, sheer embellished blouses featuring modern swirls, geometrics, eye motifs and more details that stand out
The collection is feminine but strong, making classic statement without being too much and each piece has its own identity. The pieces are ones to remember.
"‘Ehn’ — ‘Do you understand?’ Maki Oh’s Fall 2016 collection is a foray into womanism through the linguistic variations of the Nigerian word ‘ehn’. A simple expression that carries a multitude of meanings depending on intonation, ‘ehn’ contains several dimensions that are not immediately obvious in its three letters. The complexity of this word is mirrored in the complexity of being a black African woman in the world today. Despite self-imposed affirmations of being queens and being ‘magic’, when a black woman wakes up in the morning and draws breath, what immediately ensues is the daily fight against the external push to limit her dimensions. Maki Oh created the Fall 2016 collection with this resistance in mind, culminating in a celebratory acceptance of this existence, with all its denied but intrinsic beauty and nuance—‘We are here, and this is who we are, ehn!’" the brand revealed the inspiration in a post via their Instagram.
Check out the collection above.