FRÄULEIN CRUSH: Daily Paper x Wekaforé

vor 3 years

There are items that we like, and there are items that we love.

There are items we collectively laugh over, bond over, swoon over, and there are definitely pieces we are singularly obsessed with.

Daily Paper has united with Nigerian brand Wekafore on a one-of-a-kind capsule collection exalting African heritage and an uncompromising vision for the future. Titled The Spirit Don’t Die, the collection takes music icon Fela Kuti as its ultimate muse.

For the uninitiated, Wekafore represents a new generation of African designers that are breaking glass ceilings and making new rules. Founded by Lagos-born Wekaforé Maniu Jibril, his eponymous brand is a testament to the dreams of his Grandfather, a tailor who spent all his life in the village and never got the chance to see fashion in the city life. Since its debut in 2013, Wekafore has made its way from humble beginnings to ready-to-wear collections with an Afrofuturistic edge, while simultaneously increasing the continent’s representation in fashion.

The limited collection of unique, bold pieces honours Africa’s past while confidently looking ahead. Combining nostalgia for West Africa’s 1970s cultural golden age with the exciting vibrant creative renaissance we are witnessing right now. It’s only logical that an artist like Fela Kuti resonates in full with this collaboration. The Nigerian music icon and political agitator’s impact is impossible to overlook, and it’s Kuti’s world-conquering jazzy Afrobeat, his spirit, and unfaltering politics that inform our collection.

All Images: Courtesy of Daily Paper 

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