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Ikere Jones Fashion Label Promoting West African Influences

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Ikere Jones is a fashion label that took over New York Fashion Week in 2018, thanks in part to the much awaited screening of the Black Panther film that highlighted their creative pieces.

 

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Established by the Nigerian-born Wale Oyejide and tailor Sam Hubler, the label draws influences from West Africa and encourages afro-futurism and storytelling.

The label’s name derives from Wale’s father village back in Nigeria and his wife’s last name, and has managed to attract the attention of some well-known men’s fashion blogs and has received raving reviews.

 

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His stunning and exclusive designs have been published in publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian, National Geographic Travel Magazine and many others.

His designs include scarves, foulards, jackets, shirts, suits, sports-coats, coats and some of his designs can be seen in the Black Panther movie.

Talks and Presentations

Apart from the demanding position of creative director at Ikere Jones, Walé Oyéjidé takes time to hold international talks on his design work in different countries.

 

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In 2017, TED Talk in Tanzania he gave a talk about how he uses his designs to fight racism and construct designs that respond to the ever-changing environment of modern millennial life.

Wale has been invited by numerous countries including France, the United Kingdom, Ecuador, Brazil, Tanzania and the United States to discuss his African-inspired designs.