Cass alumna debuts new collection at London Fashion Week.
Date: 12 February 2020
IYA₦U, an alumna of Textiles BA (Hons) at the Cass, will debut her AW2020 collection with OnIOff as part of London Fashion Week 2020 this month.
The collection, “Things Fall Apart” pays homage to Nigerian author Chinua Achebe and the identity of a colonial culture in a post-colonial Nigeria. Romanticising the African past and bringing the history of Nigeria into modern expression; eloquently fusing it with the social, historical and cultural situations currently being faced in modern Africa. This collection embeds the brand image of transcuturalism whilst still expressing its own narrative.
IYA₦U is a London based textile designer and a walking personification of her work. Her natural instinct in design infiltrates her work, resulting in an exciting combination of graphics, composition and colours. Her designs have a unique identifiable signature. This is exemplified in all her work, whether it’s her prints, knit, photography or illustrations; all are full of character, personality, energy and dedication. IYA₦U celebrates her trans-cultural identity by fusing her Nigerian roots with her British upbringing. This combination of unconventional styles enables her to express creative freedom in her designs.
She successfully completed a BA (Hons) in Textiles (2013) and then completed a Masters degree in Fashion & Textiles (2014). During her educational design development, she won ‘Hedonism Award’ and ‘Best in Show’ at the graduate exhibition. In November 2018, IYA₦U debuted her fashion collection ‘YOUTH’ in Lagos, Nigeria.
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