An Awkward Lady by UK-Nigerian design duo Ife’s Closet features an 18-piece collection of high fashion vintage ready to wear pieces through classic prints and fabric from slim line dresses and pencil skirts to an array of colour blocking tops, playsuits and waistcoat dusters.
Designed by sisters Titi and Tinuke Ukrinamemen, the London based designers’ second collection was created and inspired after reading the New York Times bestselling memoir, ‘The Misadventures of Awkaward Black Girl’ by Issa Rae, author and creator of the HBO series ‘Insecure’. Titi Ukrinamemen says;
The story really resonated with us as we could read events that we went through and relate to her misgivings. This collection is an acceptance and celebration of our awkwardness, from the boyish great play suit to the peak sleeves details on the Adanna dress. Instead of shying away from it, we celebrate it combined with our femininity.
The Kach Me If You Can Showroom created by US celebrity wardrobe stylist Kanayo Ebi now houses the collection