In this post today, Temi Otedola of JTO Fashion is sharing her creative collaboration with photographer, Bernard Okulaja and makeup artist of Makeup by Oma. Temi said;
The gele, the traditional head wrap worn by women in Nigerian culture. I have always had a slightly nostalgic moment when I wear a gele, and instantly flashback to old photos of my grandmother and mother wearing beautifully constructed head wraps.
For all the non-Nigerian readers, gele’s are usually worn to special occasions such as – weddings, anniversaries and formal events, however some truly fabulous women rock them even day to day. Most commonly used is the “Aso oke”, which is originally a ceremonial woven fabric made out of cotton or silk.
As a proud Nigerian and someone who loves to celebrate and embrace my beautiful culture, I was excited to explore the different ways the gele could be moulded to different moods using varying colours and patterns.”