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FUNKE ADEPOJU PAYS AN ODE TO YORUBA CULTURE IN HER LATEST COLLECTION ‘ADUNNI’

Using the popular Adire design as its medium, the Adunni collection by womenswear brand, Funke Adepoju, pays an ode to the Yoruba culture. Adunni gives an insight into how versatile Adire can be, the lookbook shows the pattern used to achieve looks for various occasions ranging from corporate, evening and casual wears for the traditional contemporary woman.

To release the collection, the creative director of the brand says “The Adunni Collection, was named after my aunty who passed away. She was an inspiration to me. She was strong but very feminine, hard but still soft and caring. Her oriki was Adunni, which means “A beautiful child has come to this land”. She depicted the many faces of a woman; her life was somewhat always a sacrifice for us all. She always put everyone else before herself and this embodies the essence of a woman. It was always so enamouring as she still put up a show: a glamorous, happy and effortless show.”

Fashion and Style guru, Veronica Odeka, serves as the perfect muse for The Adunni Collection as she represents the Funke Adepoju woman in many ways than one; a mother, an entrepreneur, a wife – a strong-willed woman, whose style is only a glimpse into her beautifully complexed world.