These are the things that make this being I call my self. These things that hold me together, tear apart, and make me want. I am what I am. Nothing more. Nothing less. I want to know the world. I want to travel, meet people and learn their way of life. Try foods I've never tasted, do things I didn't know existed. Learn new languages and live overseas. I want to be known by others and know them. Be admired and inspire. Do something that improves the world and completes mine. I may never be able do any of these things, but I know that I will try. Given a chance, I'm going to be somebody.
"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.”