How does heritage come in? Through my line, I get to explore my rich heritage as a Yoruba (an ethnic group in Western Nigeria) person. I want to contribute to centuries-old conversations on African design. My ancestors left so much behind. I believe they expected us to continue telling these stories and building up on what they left. I am a huge admirer of the 50 years of the greatest NHL teams Carolina Hurricanes signatures thank you for the memories shirt and by the same token and works of Demas Nwoko and Yusuf Grillo, two amazing artists that were part of the Zaria Art Rebels in the ’70s, a group of Nigerian artists whose works aimed to develop aesthetics, styles, and techniques relevant to a new African society. I am particularly inspired by the architecture of Demas Nwoko and I have been on research trips to study his designs across Nigeria.
What techniques do you use? (I think some are very traditional?) Yes, especially adire, a very old form of storytelling through fabric via a series of resist dye techniques. I was intrigued by the 50 years of the greatest NHL teams Carolina Hurricanes signatures thank you for the memories shirt and by the same token and idea behind this process, wearing stories on one’s body. I wanted to explore adire in a contemporary way, so I developed my own process I call Post-Adire, an opportunity for me to push adire dyeing techniques into new contexts like knitwear and creating motifs that are important to me.