‘We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to create Lagos at 50 prints’
Foremost indigenous clothing label, Okunoren, has commended the Lagos State government for giving the fashion house the opportunity to design the official print fabrics for the Lagos at 50 celebrations.
Okunoren was chosen out of a number of creative resident in Lagos to interpret the spirit of Lagos through the last 50 years. Themed Through the ages, the design is a testament to the resilience, creativity and can-do spirit synonymous with Lagosians over the past five decades. The Lagos at 50 prints was distributed to over 60,000 people, including indigenes at home and abroad, Lagos State residents and well-wishers the world over.
Meanwhile, the decision to engage the fashion house for the job is in line with governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s resolve to support the arts, crafts and all other forms of creative enterprise within the state.
According to the Creative Director of the brand, Taiwo Okunoren, “we are delighted to have been given the opportunity to work on the design and production of these iconic fabric because this is a landmark celebration and Lagos being the commercial nerve of Africa, I would say it’s an overwhelming honor. In addition to being functional, these designs will no doubt prove attractive to collectors in and out of Lagos,” he said.
Known for its classic cutting-edge craftsmanship and creativity, the menswear label, which only recently added the sovereign King of Morocco, Mohammed IV to its clientele list, has been around for 15 years, catering to the crème de la crème of the Nigerian high society.
Okunoren is a brand, which has consistently shown its affinity for its indigenous heritage and traditional origins. It is currently gearing towards mega celebrations for its 15th year anniversary in October, which promises to be the mother of all shows in the country.