EMERGING BRITISH-NIGERIAN womenswear designer Elizabeth-Yemi Akingbade returns to bold, vibrant luxury fabrics for her third YEMZI collection. THE WILD IS WITHIN ME showcases the brands most vibrant prints to date, displayed on signature fine silk fabrics and a new second skin effect silk jersey. The EIGHT look collection with the late 80’s/early 90’s vibe (the era in which the designer was born) is available in THREE exclusive fashion prints. The hand illustrated beautiful artwork which the UAL GRADUATE paints from her East London studio takes inspiration from her imagination of EXOTIC ANIMALS SKINS and WILDFLOWERS found in her parent’s homeland of Africa. Born in London in 1991 and visiting Nigeria for the first time in 2015, the designers dual-heritage is evident as always in the garment silhouettes, blending STREETWEAR STYLES from EUROPE AND WEST AFRICA. There is a return to her staples with fresh interpretations. The silk chiffon kimono gains voluminous sleeves. Tumbling ruffles transform the shirtdress, bralette, jumpsuit and wrapper skirt (iro) which mirror natural forms of flower petals. The boubou has evolved with a gathered waist and delicate fanning pleats.

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