"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.
It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.
“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art. Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context. Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”
Come feed the little birds, show them you care, and you’ll be glad if you do. Their young ones are hungry, their nests are so bare. All it takes is a tuppence from you. Feed the birds, tuppence a bag.
The intention of this set is to show how Mulan felt when she was taken out the army, and to show why she thought these things about herself. In her eyes, she was constantly messing up, even if she managed to come back and fix them. (I.E. Having a spare cup, putting out the fire, climbing the pole to reach the arrow, holding the umbrella wrong, not being a perfect bride and even after beating the Huns.)
She still felt like she wasn’t someone worthwhile, she saw nothing in herself. Mulan had some flaws, but managed to overcome them while still being true to herself, and I made this set to show how even people who do good and help others, mess up sometimes, do things unintentionally, get blamed for things that weren’t their fault, and still come out to be a strong person. Even if for a bit, they don’t think so. You are Mulan, and you are a warrior.
Andres Amador is an artist who uses the beach as his canvas, racing against the tide to create these large scale temporary masterpieces using a rake or stick ..
Andres’ creations are simply stunning and knowing that these delicate creations are temporary somehow makes them even more beautiful.