Photography: Joshua Kissi | Models: Alysia Beckford, Mominatu Boog, Lawrence Annunziata, Jason Kusimo, Naima | Make Up: Alana Wright
Ikire Jones was founded by Nigerian born designer/Afrobeat musician/attorney Walé Oyéjidé, and bespoke tailor/musician Sam Hubler. The brand takes a craftsmanship approach to design and makes boldly printed garments that are rich and elegant.
Ikire Jones achieves optimum maximalism by marrying aesthetics from different cultures around the globe. They put Africa on the forefront with their African inspired prints and the prose that usually accompanies the look books on the site, written by Walé Oyéjidé.
Their latest collection, titled “Awake & At Home In America” continues to use fashion to start a conversation about race and migration, this time focusing on the complexities of being African in America. The visually striking images from the look book were shot by Joshua Kissi, one half of Street Etiquette. The collection is print heavy and features expertly crafted basics that look anything but basic.