EMERGING BRITISH-NIGERIAN womenswear designer Elizabeth-Yemi Akingbade returns to bold, vibrant luxury fabrics for her third YEMZI collection. THE WILD IS WITHIN ME showcases the brands most vibrant fashion prints yet, displayed on signature fine silk fabrics. This season introduces customers to silk jersey for the effect of a second skin.
The EIGHT look collection with a late 80’s/early 90’s vibe is available in THREE exclusive fashion prints. The hand illustrated fine artwork which Elizabeth Akingbade paints by hand from her East London studio takes inspiration from EXOTIC ANIMALS AND WILD FLOWERS.
There is a return of the classic silhouettes with fresh interpretations. The silk chiffon kimono gains voluminous sleeves. The shirtdress, bralette, jumpsuit and wrapper skirt (iro) gain tumbling ruffles which mirror natural forms of flower petals. The boubou has evolved with a gathered waist and fanning pleats.
University of The Arts London (UAL, LCC) graduate Elizabeth-Yemi has again referenced her dual-nationality combining STREETWEAR STYLES FROM EUROPE AND WEST AFRICA.
Available on yemzi.com and selected stockists from January 2018.
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