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ONS x Niyi Okuboyejo
November 26, 2018
NYC-based retailer ONS, is excited to announce the upcoming holiday drop from its ongoing Creative Lab project.
The latest ONS collection is an eclectic, artisanal collaboration with New York designer, Niyi Okuboyejo of the much-heralded, tailored menswear brand, Post Imperial.
New York always gives us a heads up of what’s coming. Candid’s Fashion Editor, Thomas Falkenstedt, gazes across the pond to see what’s on the horizon.
Inspired by Issa Samb
For the ONS x Niyi Okuboyejo capsule colllection, the designer took inspiration from the prolific Senegalese painter, poet, sculptor and playwright, Issa Samb.
Samb was a towering figure in modern African Art. His works have been displayed in gallery exhibitions all over the world. He passed away in 2017, but his avant-garde Laboratorie Agit’Art movement is still alive and thriving.
Eccentric style and inimitably flamboyant aesthetic
Dubbed For Issa, the collection channels Samb’s eccentric style and inimitably flamboyant aesthetic. Highlight pieces include a striking kimono-collar puffer jacket with impressive patchwork detail, quilted blazers/shirting adorned with West African prints, two-tone chunky turtlenecks made from fine merino wool, and an upscale athleisure assortment of comfy joggers and sweatshirts.
The collection is rounded out nicely with thin-wale corduroy painter trousers, poplin polka dot wovens and complementing accessories.
Part of a series of noteworthy collaborations
This new collaboration is part of the ONS Creative Lab initiative, a series of noteworthy collaborations with talented, emerging New York City designers. Past collaborators have included respected names like Abasi Rosborough, Mike Perry, and Kenneth Ning.
The new ONS x Niyi Okuboyejo capsule collection is available online on the ONS website.
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