As always, I’m excited about this editorial guyss 🙂 .. It’s one of those projects that has been pretty much pushing the creative boundaries for me, something rather daring that explores terrains well outside my comfort zone, and thankfully, the results so far have been amazing! Remember the first series? 😅 .. with the edgy mustard yellow suit? I LOVED IT TOO!! .. But just in case you missed it, you can just check it out HERE 😉
For this series, it goes beyond edgy suits and classic architecture, let’s take it a step further guys, let’s involve the fabric, the styling and the details even more, let’s create a connection, let’s make it thoroughly African!
It’s no news that I’m a lover of African fabric! Especially because they are both traditional and contemporary. Traditional – because they’ve been sold in African markets since the industrial revolution and many of the original designs are still popular today and Contemporary – because today’s designers are creating new patterns and styles to reflect modern tastes, as well as putting a contemporary spin on traditional designs.
My outfit for this project is exactly that, traditional with a contemporary spin, which in turn is very appropriate for this documentary. Tailored and styled to infuse a contemporary vibe into the vintage Lagos scenery.
As much as there are skylines and big beautiful buildings in Lagos, which give an amazing scenery for fashion photography actually, Lagos is also blessed with amazing vintage scenery with so much art embodied, and showing this art with an infusion of style is the purpose of this series.
They might be places we drive past everyday, or maybe they’re the ones we see once in a while, sometimes, we just have to stop for a second to appreciate the aesthetics.
A city that we have to learn to love in spite of itself. A city blessed with dynamic cultures and the spirit of it’s people, with vibrance, with color and with opportunities.
The images in this editorial represents a facet of retrospective Lagos culture and style, from the Edgy Outfit (By San Brnks) to the Distinct Vintage Scenery and Photography (By Manny Jefferson)
Thank you so much for reading guys 😀 .. I do hope you appreciate the aesthetics as much as I do 😊 .. Feel free to drop a comment, I really wanna know what you think .. More creative fashion documentaries?
Have the best day and God bless you ❤️