Funke Adepoju Combines Adire With Unique Yoruba Traditions For New Capsule

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Eponymous label, Funke Adepoju, has returned with a new capsule collection comprising of gorgeous Adire pieces modelled by celebrity stylist and entrepreneur, Veronica Odeka.

The Lagos-based womenswear brand appreciates the uniqueness of the fabric while also giving it an Oriki title. While explaining the decision behind it, Adepoju says, “Oriki names are traditional names from the Yoruba culture often used during ceremonies to celebrate a loved one. The collection is filled with celebratory pieces and has been fondly named, Adunni.

In the words of the creative director:

“The Adunni Collection, was named after my aunt who passed away. She was an inspiration to me. She was strong but very feminine, hard but still soft and caring. Her Oriki was Adunni, which means “A beautiful child has come to this land”. She depicted the many faces of a woman, her life was somewhat always a sacrifice for us all. She always put everyone else before herself and this embodies the essence of a woman. It was always so enamouring as she still put up a show: a glamorous, happy and effortless show.

To celebrate her, I thought about a fabric to epitomize her essence and my love for Adire, came up. I’ve loved Adire for a very long time and it’s always been interesting to me. The uniqueness, originality and versatility of the prints excites me. The bright colors and the way the fusion of the prints and patterns come together is so beautiful. Adire, for me, depicts not only my aunt, but the essence of a woman: her strength, femininity, and delicate nature.”

In true Funke Adepoju aesthetic, the vibrant collection is filled with frills, fringed and of course, the famous Funke Adepoju fit. See more photos below.

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Credits 

Brand : @Funke Adepoju

Model : @VeronicaOdeka

Photography : @mr_laah

Make Up:  @Lucylooks_studio

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