#MilanFashionWeek – Tokyo James Fall/Winter 2021 collection entitled ‘OGIDI OKUNRIN’ (‘The Strong Man’) looks at the concept of unity and masculinity through the gaze of the modern Nigerian man. Remaining true to its origins, the brand continues to explore the idea of intersection — where two points connect — and the unification of varied expressions of masculinity. James believes that there is always strength in unity and offers a fresh perspective in menswear fuelled by his dual Nigerian and British heritage. www.instagram.com/tokyojamess
The ‘OGIDI OKUNRIN’ collection derives from the designer’s views on the expression of masculinity, its diversity and at the very heart questions the evolution of the modern man. Cutting away at the traditional forms of masculinity, James creates room to breed an alternative disposition.
Various textures from sequins to weaving to embossing stimulate different feelings and denotes the cragged road that masculinity is expressed upon. Playing with the idea of duality and balance, the collection highlights pieces that can easily be translated and curated into cross-generational timeless garments that can also be passed on from one age to the next.