Nigerian-based fashion brand, Irawo Studio, has released its SS21 Kadara collection, which embodies the beginning of “a brighter dawn and a new age.”
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Irawo translated to English is destiny in Yoruba and here’s an official brand statement describing the Kadara collection:
“We are preserving our heritage by incorporating significant Yoruba motifs that are popularly found in the adire eleko (tie-dye) material which is made with the Olokun design that has now given birth to what is presently known as batik fabric.
Our process encompassed ideating the batik fabrics and colors where were then created exclusively by us. The batik fabrics choices and star-like motifs hone into the concept of the Kadara women being connected to her bright destiny and divination. Her destiny is found within her. She is a resilient woman who embraces her sensual individuality and is conscious of cultivating her own path. “
Check out some pieces from the collection below