BLKKANGAROO engages the African street markets to bring the prodigious BLKKMARKET collection

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We are excited to bring you the well executed capsule collection from Canada-based Nigerian fashion label, BLKKANGAROO.

The inspiration for the label’s latest work tagged BLKKMARKET, according to the brand’s founder Seye Ogunlesi is from a variety of locations showing fashion and culture on a journey – “we have an internal metaphor called the BLKKANGAROO express, a yellow danfo bus that starts off in Lagos (Nigeria) and makes stops in Brixton (UK), Brooklyn (USA), Kingston (Jamaica) and Bahia (Brazil). We’re fascinated by the cultural exchange, dialogue, style and the very diversity of the people that would be on this this imaginary bus.The BLKKMARKET collection has everything to do with my trip to Lagos and Accra last year,” says Seye. “I noticed that people were almost always transporting something to be sold…Africans are the world’s most resourceful people. We are always on the go, commerce is always on our minds, and BLKKMARKET is our homage to that.”

Blkkmarket is inspired by the colour, texture, shapes and vibrancy of the African market experience.

The outstanding lookbook was shot by photographer Michael Kai Young with make up and hair stylist David Goveia working his magic on the models- Eloho at B&M, Shy at Spot 6, Miller at Elmer Olsen, Zanana at Elite Toronto. Art Direction + Fashion Direction: Emmanuel Obayemi + Nick Bahizi

 
 
 
 
 
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