Uganda’s own fashion designer Abbas Kaijuka of Kai’s Divo Collection totally flew our flag high at the recently concluded Men’s Fashion Week Nigeria.
Men’s Fashion Week Nigeria has been conceived and created with a vision to “Redefine the future of fashion and Integrate Nigeria’s men fashion into the global fashion world”. Kaijuka’s collection was a true definition of futuristic. He defines his collection as “a forecast of the men’s sexy-fashion sophistication and was inspired by the simple-futuristic fashion atmosphere.”
The collection is characterized by Shirts, Tops, Caps, Jackets and Coats et al, with waist wraps / wrappers or belts that are paired with trousers and cropped pants; all made from a combination of clean patterns and leather material, in bold and daring designs to achieve a touch of non-conventional androgynous elegance.
looking at the collection piece by piece, one cannot not help but notice the sheer workmanship that went into putting each together. “Each piece may look simple, but the pattern-cutting, techniques and garment construction that went into achieving this simplicity were labor-intensive,” said the designer has also showcased at Swahili Fashion Week in Tanzania.
The choice of the dominating Black and White as the theme colors for the collection was to keep it masculine classy ,yet retro-elegant. also easily noticeable are the feminine accents keeping with trends on how fashion is getting more gender fluid and to recognize the future of unisex fashion.
Check out some photos from the collection courtesy of Men’s Fashion Week Nigeria.