Mattress Inspired Fashion? YES! Mouka Foam & Ituen Basi present their unique collaborationPosted on Monday, September 27th, 2010 at 12:59 PM
As far as fashion collaborations go, this is definitely a unique one! Mouka Foam is a Nigerian brand of mattresses, sheeting and pillows. Historically, Mouka foam mattresses have been presented with a unique fabric outer-layer. The tradition started in the 1930s and still continues today.
To celebrate the launch of their new bedding collection – “Flora & Legend“, the company held an intimate event at the Eko Hotel & Suites. The event included a performance from Mr. Endowed – D’Banj and a fashion show which featured award-winning Nigerian designer, Ituen Basi. The collection by Ituen Basi told the ‘Mouka Foam Story’ using old Mouka foam fabric from the 30s to present – the collection moved through phases – the first batch was reminiscent of the pre-independence era and transitioned into Nigeria’s independence era; the second batch was more youthful and colourful, and the last batch, tagged ‘WaZoBia’ celebrated Nigeria at 50.