Fashion always leaves room for creativity to be spread out from its edges; I’m not talking about loose hems, stay with me, will you? The world of clothes, designs, accessories gives expression for the genius within. Those sketches. Cuts. Threads. Colours. Help to bring to life the burden for a beautiful world. Fashion is art–and that’s far from cliche. So when Marilyn Monroe famously quipped: “Being normal is boring”; she wasn’t attempting a pseudo-intellectual course or putting a stamp of approval on deviant behaviours– she was merely revealing an untapped world of creativity that few have found, and all need to find.
Pushing fashion boundaries appears ‘cool’, ‘avant-garde’ but those who try are constantly hounded. Marc Jacobs, former Louis Vuitton creative director. Michael Jackson. Lady Gaga. Lil Kim. Nicki Minaj. Madonna. Grace Jones. To mention a few.
Remember Kanye West Yeezy season 1 and 2? Dresses for slaves, vagrants, zombies jab?
Nigeria, too, has people who are pushing the boundaries of fashion and setting trends. Here are five Nigerians pushing fashion barriers:
Born Charles Oputa, the 64 year old ‘Area Fada’ has been pushing boundaries for over 3 decades…
Who do you know that rocks Giuseppe Zanotti better than your girlfriend? VJ. Compere. Presenter. Denrele Edun. He is no longer that kid on ‘Kiddie Vision 101’.
Popular socialite. Her headpieces/accessories are always out of this world, trust me.
Even Michael Jordan never rocked this! Well, he became a billionaire off selling some of the fanciest shoes but still dresses like an old couch, so? Kingsley Okonkwo, here, teaching the basketball legend game…
‘Whitenicious’ boss, Ms. Dencia Reprudencia Sonkey sure has her way around this fashion of a thing…
It’s fashion… It stretches your imagination, it broadens creativity and puts soul into lifeless designs.
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