MODERN HUNTERS – SS/16
Collection takes inspiration from celebrated history of Ghana and the place where it all started for us as a brand.
“Sank)ofa” – or sankofa – the Akan concept, where one must “reach back to the past and retrieve it”.
“S3 wo w3r3 fi na wosank)fa a y3nkyi” which translates as “it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten”. To truly understand where we are going as a brand we took comfort and truly appreciated where we have been.
GHANA meaning “Warrior King” is a country which is rich in historical art, story telling, tradition and most of all in colors. Ghana’s relentless climb to the top is no surprise for a nation built on the shoulders of one of the greatest Kingdoms in African History, the Akan Kingdom and Asante nation.
The collection pays homage to the “Modern Hunter” in us and takes inspiration from the 17th century folktales surrounding an ancient fabric technique called “Kente” locally known in Asante as “Nwentoma” a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips and is native to the Akan people of Ghana. “Nwentoma” meaning woven cloth.
photography – diqueku (diego asamoa)
models – leana efia apenteng / bernice boakye yiadom