Nigerian fashion brand, Gozel Green makes it to New York Fashion Week
By Sewe Ishola
Nigerian fashion brand, Gozel Green have announced that they will be showcasing their Autumn/Winter 2017 collection during New York Fashion Week.
The collection, which is titled ‘Igbo Mask’, will be shown when NYFW kicks off on the 11th of February.
According to the twin sisters behind the brand, Sylvia Anekwe and Olivia Okoji, “Our AW17 collection (Igbo Mask) means so much to us as we have particularly laid emphasis on one of our cultural heritages/rituals as Igbos – the masquerades! ‘Igbo Mask’ encapsulates the artistic beauty of the Igbo masquerades and also tells the story of our childhood in the eastern part of Nigeria – where we watched regal performances of heavily adorned masquerades, as they danced to the rhythms of local musical instruments (Igba, Ichaka, etc) on our red earthen sane.
Every detail of each piece symbolizes our colourful culture! We can’t wait to show the world this collection and bring to life the beauty of Igbo rituals”.