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“The idea of beauty in today’s world” – Style Temple unveils Pre-Spring ’18 Lookbook

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Style Temple – a high-end leading Nigerian ready-to-wear designer label, has released a lookbook it’s Pre-Spring ’18 Collection. The brand’s Spring Collection will debut at the Lagos Fashion and Design Week in October.

For Pre-Spring, Og Okwonko, the Creative Director of contemporary womenswear brand, Style Temple, chose to infer a delicate femininity, personal beauty, and radicalism on her pieces.

Radicalism is at the base of the cuts, fabrication, and silhouettes. Radicalism, here, is used as a way of challenging social and cultural standards around beauty, femininity and the female body. To achieve this, Og Okonkwo went soul-searching, for what really matters to her as a woman today, as well as what she would wear in a world free of patriarchy, unrealistic expectations for women and double standards.

The collection is greatly profound in the sense that it questions and challenges notions around femininity and beauty. The collection subversively breaks typical sartorial order here in Nigeria where there is an expectation of women to dress a certain way or stay covered in spite of their personal choices.

Also important to this collection is the idea of beauty in today’s world. Og Okonkwo draws from her personal experiences of being a Nigerian woman, having to live up to certain societal expectations and being held to a singular standard of beauty, when there are over a billion kinds of beauty. Especially when beauty should, in fact, be personal and should not be subjected to external approval or questioned or even compared.

Soft pastel hues were used to indicate a delicate femininity, while sheer fabric and deep décolletages were used for an added emphasis on the idea of protest. A lot of construction and deconstruction run across the collection, again, to lay emphasis on the theme of radicalism.

Style Temple – a high-end leading Nigerian ready-to-wear designer label, has released a lookbook it’s Pre-Spring ’18 Collection.

Credits
Label: Style Temple | @styletemple_Nigeria
Photography: Terna Iwar | @ternaiwar
Styling/Direction: Tokyo James | @tokyojamess
Makeup: Ronald The 7th | @ronaldthe7th
Model: Hanet | @cutehannywhite

16 Comments

  1. Mrs chidukane

    September 22, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Sometimes less is more.

  2. Mrs M

    September 22, 2017 at 9:20 am

    i love… those jumpsuite mehnnn

  3. Ms Jayee

    September 22, 2017 at 9:43 am

    I must say…I am impressed! Well done Og

  4. Fabulous

    September 22, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Og must have studied architecture.

    • olorire

      September 26, 2017 at 1:41 am

      she studies biochemistry or so sha can’t remember but its not architecture

  5. Authentic Sunshine

    September 22, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Wow just wow

  6. Sisi

    September 22, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Love style temple. I like most of these pieces my fave is the soft pink kimono with lace insert….yesssssss

  7. BlueEyed

    September 22, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Very fashion forward….good job Og!

  8. jess

    September 22, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Wow, clean cuts, novel designs,beautiful fabrics.

  9. Plain

    September 22, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Quality tailoring…but you guys need to invest in a good creative direction…pls pls pls…stop copying…seeing some elements of Sacai and some other designers in there…

    • Angie

      September 23, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Exactly. I can already see some outfits that were inspired by project runway.

    • olorire

      September 26, 2017 at 1:41 am

      hmm I do not know what you mean sha…the truth is all elements of design must come from somewhere…so far its not copy and past! I feel she has done a great job

  10. corolla

    September 22, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I am here for all of this!

  11. Kimberly

    September 22, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Styletemple is like in a league of its own in the Nigerian fashion industry ?

  12. momo

    September 22, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    wao at the tidy finishing which is very rare

  13. olorire

    September 26, 2017 at 1:42 am

    but what is wear nude bras or silicon pasties abeg

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