“We make clothing for adventurous people. It is a common-enough goal, but one rarely accomplished with elegance.” – Ikire Jones
Storytelling is an integral part of the design process. Walé and Sam aim to give each piece they create ‘an identity and history of its own’. Their scarves and pocket square designs, in particular, embody this sentiment, with collections such as ‘Of Saints & Savages’, ‘The Untold Renaissance’ and ‘Escape to New Lagos’ depicting thought-provoking narratives ranging from depictions of Africans in historical Western fine art to folk tales capturing snapshots of Africans in the future. The collections are printed on a wool/silk tapestry, and are individually hand-rolled in Macclesfield, England.
The company’s work extends to short films, illustrations and writings that bring their collections and visions to life.
For further information about Ikire Jones and to purchase visit: www.ikirejones.com