Nikki Billie Jean, founder of All Things Ankara, has released a Ready-To-Wear 2016 collection called ‘Les Sapeurs’. Nikki Billie Jean dressed Grammy nominated recording artist Jidenna in a custom outfit from the collection, for his Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance.
The collection was inspired by ‘Les Sapeurs’ or ‘la sape’ which in Congolese slang means La Societe des Ambianceurs et Personnes Elegantes, or The Society of Atmosphere Setters and Elegant People. The Sapuers, are a society of men who have turned the art of dressing into a cultural statement with the foundation of having style, grace, etiquette and impeccable manners.
The collection features ankara printed three piece suits with polished tailoring and eye-catching colours. The concept of the campaign was inspired by Solange’s music video for ‘Losing You’, shot in Cape town, South Africa, which features dandy-ish and hyper-sharp sapeurs.
The suits are catered to a masculine silhouette but can accommodate the satorial needs needs of women interested in dapper garb.
The colourful houses in the background of the campaign were inspired by houses and shops commonly seen in photos of the sapeurs.
The suits are available to buy exclusively AllThingsAnkara.com/Store
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Author : Dadawele Mniki (Online Writer