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“Inspired by men, their likeness, and God in his divinity” Russell Solomon presents it’s Fall’17 Skin Collection

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Russell Solomon is a new urban Nigerian menswear cult brand that mixes street, urban and formal wear sensibilities to come up with its own interpretation of a contemporary menswear staples. It’s a cool brand made for cool kids by menswear stylist turned designer – Gabriel Solomon.

According to the brand, Gabriel’s creative process through this collection was influenced by his experience in dressing Nigerian pop-culture royalties such as Don Jazzy, Banky W and a rapper who inspires the designer, Jesse Jagz and his many hours spent on BN Style looking through our coverage of urban pop-culture.

On the inspiration behind this collection:

Using Italian linen, nylon, polished cotton and soft wool, with detailed hand knitted embroidery to attempt a creation of sorts inspired by the likeness of God’s own greatest creations. This collection was inspired by the dynamism of the human nature and of God’s own multi-dimensional creation.

The collection at its core is inspired by men, their likeness, and God in his divinity. Accents of traditional Nigerian tie-dye fabrics are used across the collection, re-worked coats, onesies and trenches are hard to miss.

Watch the BTS Video

See the Lookbook

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Creative Director: Gabriel Solomon
Photography: Romeo Shagba
Models: Tomi Obanure, Kelechi Ekezie

9 Comments

  1. A girl has no name

    December 5, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Just wow!!! A breath of fresh air coming out of Nigeria.

  2. marlee

    December 5, 2016 at 11:08 am

    the light skinned model’s long long nail is disgusting. yuck.

  3. marlee

    December 5, 2016 at 11:12 am

    he looks like a vampire. how can the owner of the cloth use this kind of untidy models. all of them need to trim their nauseating nails asap.

    • Daphne _647

      December 5, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      Auntie,
      Na. nail you dey look? Abeg shift jor.
      This collection is nice. And the brown jackets look so soft!

  4. Usa

    December 5, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Absolutely stunning ! This is definitely unique and creative , from the fabrics to the details of each piece ! Well done Russel Solomon brand ! ?

  5. Mima

    December 5, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    This is really nice !!! The quality looks great….very classy

  6. Mima

    December 5, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    This is really amazing !!

  7. When

    December 5, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Hello Russell Solomon,
    I enjoyed your introduction and I must say that your collection is very nice. However, I think it’s a shame that these looks are all you came up with considering your research and direction. Yes the looks are clean and nice but they do not convey the strength and perfection of Divinity. I expected more ?.
    Also your choice of models does not fit into your universe, they look weak for your story.
    I don’t even understand the rumpled backdrop fabric ?.
    Above all I look forward to your next collection. It can only get better. ❤️

    • Me

      December 6, 2016 at 10:50 am

      Hello…I think everything you have pointed out is alright. Afterall, it’s your opinion . Just as this collection is a reflection of how the designer “conveys” strength and perfection of divinity.
      Ultimately, this is a work of art hence everyone is allowed to respond to it and interpret it differently .
      I personally think this is beautiful and very meticulously done . I’m sure anyone can see that in the details in These designs !
      Well done Russell Solomon
      Wish you success and hope to see more from you !

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