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Inspired by the Benin Kingdom! Josh & Nicol presents its S/S15 Collection – “PopIdia”

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Presenting the Spring/Summer 2015 collection from African luxury label Josh & Nicol.

Owned by Creative Director, Ufuoma Ekpecham, the collection titled “Popidia” is an ode to Queen Idia – the 17th century warrior queen of the Benin Kingdom, combined with the 1970s Pop Art movement in New York.

The 30-piece collection is filled with variations of pastels & blacks created with chiffon and satin fabrics. Pieces like shift dresses, culottes, wide-leg trousers, maxi dresses and the Josh & Nicol signature kiss print can be found through out the collection accentuating the female dominance of Queen Idia.

 They presented the collection at the Harlem’s Fashion Row in New York on Saturday 13th September 2014.

Check it out.

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For more information about the collection, visit www.joshandnicol.com

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17 Comments

  1. Mercy

    September 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Even tho i don’t think i would ever be able to rock any piece from this collection(i am so petite,i think it would overwhelm me),the collection tugs at my heartstrings oh gosh!So dreamy and extremely well tailored.I love!

  2. TexasHausaGirl

    September 15, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Inspired by the “Benin Kingdom, ” but worn by a Caucasian. Would the collections that’s inspired by “The Dutchess of Cambridge, ” be worn by an African?

    • mani

      October 30, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      Most certainly someday…cos the world is flat already and we don’t need permission or approval to make the first move…and in new world, the first movers take it all.

  3. Ruby

    September 15, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    TexasHausaGirl exactly what crossed my mind

    • Rebby

      September 16, 2014 at 7:49 am

      Pls pls pls ignorant comment – don’t you africans wear Alexander McQueen or let me calm down and say topshop – do you know what it’s inspired by – pls people need to chill ! I hate that comment

  4. Omonomose

    September 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    no offense, but i don’t really see Queen idia in these clothes…they are creative though.

    • anon

      September 16, 2014 at 12:37 am

      The face which is found in all the dreses, is inspired by the queen herself I’m guessing. Especially those blue satin like pieces where you could see a woman’s head as the print design, also that dress with the woman with braids.

    • mani

      October 30, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      shine your eyes.

  5. mlg

    September 15, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    It is nice!

  6. Akpeno

    September 15, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Nice Collection….. but I can’t see any Benin Kingdom influence in any of the pieces….

    • mani

      October 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      until u see the picture of the Oba on the clothes shey?

  7. iamabrightstar

    September 15, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    lovely collection..don’t see why African models must wear clothes inspired by queen idia of benin kingdom though..the likes of Naomi campbell, liya kebede, alek wek wore clothes inspired by Caucasians for centuries so its about time white people wore black history inspired clothes also I believe models audition for shows and get picked based on their talents NOT colour
    so lets appreciate that queen idia of benin kingdom is exhibited in New York and support her effort..
    I noticed the queen idia head and lips detailed in most of the finishing..excellent work of art..

  8. TexasHausaGirl

    September 16, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Why not pick at least one African to represent your collection, or give the collection a different name. Yet, they expect to be promoted on African websites, and sell their products to blacks or Africans because of the name of the owner, and the name of the collections “Benin Kingdom”
    Please!!! Represent the people you are marketing to. It’s that plain and simple

  9. Ruth

    September 16, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Exquisite work of art. I like…

  10. Que

    September 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Creative collection, the inspiration was very literal in most places, and very absent in some…. neat work though. Also got a whiff of Shiapirelli’s surealist and Prada’s quirky approach… Welldone.

    Stand out piece for me ….http://www.bellanaija.com/2014/09/15/inspired-by-the-benin-kingdom-josh-nicol-presents-its-ss15-collection-popidia/josh-nicol-spring-summer-2014-popidia-collection-lookbook-bellanaija-september2014020/

  11. garland orhue

    September 16, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    superb!

  12. Nneka

    September 24, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and fashion is a personal preference, each to their own. For me, this is a beautiful collection and lots of the pieces are not just runway but wearable. I commend you, well done!

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