Pictures: Jussi Särkilahti
Hair: Meron Laine
Make-up: Keiku Borgström
Model: Michael Akon
Exotic Aesthetics is inspired by my own West African roots clashed together with the aesthetics and societal attitudes of 70s American civil rights movement and Black Panther party.
The collection combines patterns from the Yoruba peoples with early 70s staple materials like leather, corduroy and wool. The silhouettes are also a combination of traditional cape-like Yoruba men's dresses and early 70s army jackets, pants and parkas.
The collection further investigates black representation and 70s african-american culture and experiments how that can be translated into fashion.