Attributing his creative genius to days spent learning to sew from his grandmother, who was a seamstress. Friday’s Fashion Appreciation #FFAonNigerianReporter! is Washington Roberts, New York based Nigerian Designer whose designs are a surrealistically striking while creating an enormous presence, fit for any moment, depending on the woman.
Washington Roberts, 2010 debut collection.
Following a debut collection in 2010, which featured draped satin dresses and a feminine twist to androgynous fashion, The graduate from Igbobi College Yaba has spent the past six year building a contemporary brand synonymous with Quality, fine tailoring and a well rounded understanding of dressing the woman form.
The Washington Roberts SS16 collection is a fusion of well tailored silhouettes and a play on geometric shapes. A collection he named “KINTINKANTAN”…..
“This season, I explored the idea of graphic and geometric shapes through an African lens. Using the Adinkra Symbol, “KINTINKANTAN” which means PUFFED UP EXTRAVAGANCE as the focal point of the collection, allowed me to lavish the Washington Roberts woman in the splendor of Demi-Couture” Washington Roberts said.
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