Mens Trends We Love

The Untold Renaissance: Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.

“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art.  Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context.  Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”
Laurence Airline

Creative director, founder and designer Laurence Chauvin-Buthaud’s  menswear designer incorporate a mixture of subtle France and Côte d’Ivoire  with casual and formal aesthetics.

Stella Jean

Stella’s designs for men’s capes and coats, putting African print in the formal attire