Eponymous Nigerian bespoke fashion brand MAI ATAFO, founded by Ohimai Atafo debuts new womenswear collection “Hybrid”. The womenswear collection features twin sisters; Tiffany and Stephany as the Muse, with the idea of recreating each look in identical pairs.
The collection is a fusion of styles from the brand’s various lines; The Bridal Atelier, Menswear Suit & Trad infusing an element of each line to form the womenswear collection hybrid. There’s an authentic mix and harmony of masculinity and femininity which features tulles, velvet, lace, satin, sheer, delicate hand beaded corsets, glen plaid & the isiagu.
The collection draws the isiagu from the Igbo people popularly known as ‘head of the lion’ which is mostly worn by the king, who is known to be confident and strong; infusing the isiagu on streetwear as a key touch into everyday wear for every season; the white tee & turtleneck Isiagu-infused top depicts women as Strong, Confident and feminists.
The white corset, hi-low tulle skirt with a cropped jacket and ivory jacquard suit is the touch of bridal added to the collection for women who defy the norm, The glen plaid suit and tuxedo paired with a black corset mixes feminine with the menswear
The burgundy tradxedo is a feminine interpretation of the brand’s famous menswear tuxedo and trad with a velvet throw on and trimmings. This collection was debuted earlier in the year on the Arise Fashion Week runway alongside the Mai Atafo Menswear line.
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Brand: Mai Atafo: @MaiAtafo|Muses: Tiffany: @tiffany.osh & Stephany: @stephanycharles|Photography: Kosol Onwudinjor @kosolonwudinjor|Makeup: Chisom @cvabeauty| Hair: Chinye @ladivaworld|Creative Direction: Nonye @thisthingcalledfashionn