Adeola used her collection as a way to make a statement about the End SARS movement in her native Nigeria.
A look: “You had to protect us” and “Sad. Tears. Blood” emphasizes her activism despite being fashionable, helping to frame the collection with a light, airy Renaissance vibe.
Quote notes: “I start with real experiences,” Adeola says of where she started her work, noting the graphics found in her collection. She added that she has a love for the Renaissance, but for her collection she wanted to rewrite it to include Blacks.
Main parts: Feather skirt; sheer skirts; skirts with a cutout structure, gingham; lingerie moments with bras and high-waisted pants. She launched a menswear line, featuring them in leather pants, floor-to-ceiling tops, and a more loose-fitting monochrome shirt and pants combo.
Carried away: Adeola has achieved so much in the past year and it’s been a pleasure to see her world a little more complete with the men’s offering and the female sensuality and body affirmation but with the message strong on her legacy.
https://wwd.com/runway/2022-fall/new-york/tia-adeola/review/ Tia Adeola RTW Fall 2022 – WWD