Discover Winnie‘s Fall Winter 2020.21 Roots to Grow collection inspired by designer’s childhood memories of Egungun celebration that he saw as a boy in Nigeria, presented during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week.
“For one night, each participant uses garments to become more than themself. “Egungun” refers to the Yoruba masquerades connected with ancestor reverence, or to the ancestors themselves as a collective force.The multiple hidden and visible layers of fabric used to create an Egungun costume signify the sacred and the worldly, respectively. Used in combination, it suggests the reunion of the departed and the living.
In this introductory collection I aim to capture the essence of the Egungun people, celebrate my own ancestor and establish the roots from which WINNIE will grow.“
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