“IAMISIGO’s Spring/Summer 15 collection draws its inspiration from the Wodaabe, a nomadic Fulani ethnic group in the Sahel.” says the designer Bubu Ogisi. “Known as ‘People of the Taboo’, their magnificent culture is well recognized for elaborate ceremonies and traditional attire that often celebrate beauty and sexual freedom.” This Spring/Summer 15 Collection respectfully pays homage to aspects of the Wodaabe culture deemed ‘TABOO’; from the years of silence taken by married couples after the birth of their first child, to the ‘yaakye’ festival where the men’s songs and dances for the women are rewarded with a show a sexual prowess. ‘TABOO’pulls not only from the Wodaabe culture, but also from the contrast it provides to other cultures and what they deem as ‘TABOO’; the taking of new sexual partners, the years of silence between couples, the feminine display from the men, all pull together the collection. The collection plays with a range of colors; navy blue, beige, indigo, army green and black. The fabrics range from crinkled taffeta with elastane, knitted metallic fibres, tape lace, needle lace and Gabardine to create ponchos, skousers, skorts, bomber jackets and strapless pieces. Check out a few pieces from the collection.

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Photography by Lakin Ogunbanwo
Makeup by D’artiste by Dodos
Creative Direction and Styling by Bubu Ogisi for BOFC
Modelled by Cynthia I. and Cynthia O