Have you ever been style struck? That’s how we were left after seeing he Irawo bridal collection by award-winning womenswear designer, Toju Foyeh. This collection can be described as the modern meeting traditional while staying elegant and exquisite. For our African borthers and sisters who are currently in SA, you might want to look at these African prints to draw inspiration for your Heritage look.
Blending modern designs with the core heritage of culture still intact, this bridal collection presents the best of both worlds. The Irawo bridal collection shines a beaming light on the beauty of the Yoruba local fabric -Asooke and depicts glamour and style. You also get a bonus from this collection, yes, unique asooke headpieces that can be worn in place of the traditional geles.
Here’s how brand design describes the collection:
The inspiration for the IRAWO collection is the modernisation of Asooke. Focusing largely on hand beading, this collection shows how versatile and elaborate our local fabric can be. The collection is aimed to appeal to the classic bride/woman who dares to be different. The collection merges different colours, patterns and textures of Asooke to add a modern spin on the classic bridal look.
Keeping to the modern spin, the collection introduces aso oke headpieces which can be worn in place of our traditional geles. The final piece of the collection is the matching Aso Oke bags, this solves an old age problem for brides. Brides no longer need to worry about looking for the perfect accessory to match their outfits for their big day. All these elements tie into making the Bride, the IRAWO on her big day…the star of the show.