One of our favourite collections from Northbrook College’s catwalk show was the menswear collection shown by Vanessa Ofori-Boafo.
Her collection, entitled ‘Afro-centricity’ was an excellent and rich marriage of urban wear and traditional African attire. Her pattern cutting showed us the extent of her potential as an emerging designer in the future.
We loved the modern tailoring, the tuxedo with shorts and the consistent tassel loafers in the show. She tapped into the rich West African culture without being generic – her inclusion of the umbrella reminded us of an African Chief which we loved.
Words: Abdullah Ali Jawad
Photos: Rianna Tamara