Nigerian sisters Titi and Tinuke Ukrinamemen, the creative directors of the brand Ife’s Closet recently drew inspiration from Issa Rae’s book ‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’ for their latest collection also titled ‘An Awkward Lady’.
” The story really resonated with us as we could read events that we went through and relate to her misgivings. This collection is an acceptance and celebration of our awkwardness, from boyish Greta playsuit to the peak sleeves details on the Adana dress. Instead of shying away from it, we celebrate it combined with our femininity,” says Titi Ukrinamemen.
The 18-piece collection is a great blend of of high fashion vintage ready-to-wear pieces from classic prints and fabric to slim line dresses and pencil skirts to an array of colour blocking tops and waistcoat dusters.
Celebrity Stylist Kanayo Ebi now houses these fabulous pieces at her New York based Kach Me If You Can Showroom.by