Legendary Nigerian photographer J.D ‘Okhai Ojiekere’s iconic drawings play an inspirational role in street wear brand Caven Etomi’s latest t-shirt collection. The new collection features hand drawn replicas of Ojiekere’s ‘Hairstyles’ series.
Launched in 2013, Caven Etomi is a luxury t-shirt brand that is influenced by African culture and its historical artifacts. The Caven+Etomi Kingdom high summer “Hair” collection 2014 features hand drawn illustrations inspired by the works of the prolific Nigerian photographer J.D ‘Okhai Ojiekere, who has been celebrated worldwide for his “Hairstyles” series, a collection of over 1000+ recorded Nigerian hairstyles that rose to iconic status for their role in documenting a key aspect of femininity. In line with the brand ethos which relies on using African art and design as its muse, the collection draws from historic references and weaves them into a modern, clean and minimalist tapestry.
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