Borderline sleazy, sweaty necks, all dressed in silk, and chilling outdoors in one of Africa’s most vibrant party scenes, Lagos, is the inspiration for Amaka Osakwe, creative director of Maki Oh‘s first foray into menswear titled ‘Because Men in Silk Shirts on Lagos Nights‘,
We all know getting dressed for a night out in Lagos is serious business with everyone getting ready to strut their stuff and Maki Oh’s exclusive 8-piece menswear collection of stylish silk shirts celebrated Nigeria’s megatropolis in twilight.
With their signature Adire prints which is Maki Oh’s secret sauce, Osakwe has successfully used her collections to reexamine the notion of sensuality and nuances in the female and now male form drawing inspiration from her origin.
To set the stage for her eight-piece capsule, which goes live on her website this week, the Lagosian designer created a short film in her city after dark with the help of director Arie Esiri.
Set in urban West African landscape into a dystopian future, where a few handsome men dressed in distinctive Maki Oh signature hand dyed indigo prints, are the only people to roam the streets ordinarily populated by more than 20 million. She enlists BOJ, Ghost from SDC, Toyin Oyeneye and more to reimagine what a typical Lagos man should be, while also uncovering the typical Maki Oh man.
Check out snippets below: