Akin Faminu takes on Adire; the "indigo dyed cloth produced by Yoruba women of south western Nigeria" in this new edit.
Akin Faminu styles the Adire simple in a new edit for the modern man.
"Adire is a type of indigo dyed fabric common amongst Yorubas. It's created when certain areas on the fabric are tied up to resist dyes, creating beautiful pattern on them" and the menswear enthusiast styles the piece just modern.
"Adire is the name given to indigo dyed cloth produced by Yoruba women of south western Nigeria using a variety of resist dye techniques. Adire translates as tie and dye, and the earliest cloths were probably simple tied designs on locally-woven hand-spun cotton cloth much like those still produced in Mali" Faminu breaks down the design.
"In the early decades of the twentieth century however, the new access to large quantities of imported shirting material made possible by the spread of European textile merchants in certain Yoruba towns, notably Abeokuta, enabled women dyers to become both artists and entrepreneurs in a booming new medium.
Now the amazing thing about Adire is it’s diversity, which also means that there are diverse ways it can be styled to suit your personal style.
"Today’s look is CASJ" as he explains the look; "I paired the Adire top with a pair of jeans, slip on leather loafers and a neckpiece as well, and there aren’t many combinations that say ‘AFROCENTRIC CASUAL’ more than this.
Every piece and accessory was carefully selected to make this look pass a message as a whole, and what’s this message, when you think “ADIRE”, don’t just think of something ‘OLD’ , make it ‘NEW’, infuse contemporary fashion, think Afrocentrism, this is the power that personal style gives you"!
What do you think about his take on the style?