Contemporary Urban Designs Meets Vintage Fabric In Ethnik

Araba's Cafe embraces its African roots as it sets to host unique African contemporary fashion brand - Ethnik, this Sunday, 29th May 2016.

The brand which presents a unique blend of vintage Nigerian fabric with contemporary urban fabrics was...

founded by multi-dimensional Artist, Tunde Owolabi.Ethnik has successfully re-imagined the use of Aso Oke by converting carefully designed Aso oke pieces into eclectic and vibrant collections of afro-centric fashion and home accessories such as sneakers, boots and sandals, belts and bags.


The brand displays an array of handmade collections which elegantly expresses beauty and opulence of the Nigerian traditional culture and history while it reiterates that Aso-Oke, which is widely known for its versatility, durability and longevity stands out in a multitude of fabrics.

"The colourful Aso-Oke pieces are designed by me and are hand-loomed by traditional weavers. My vision is to create a modern ethnic-inspired brand that appeals to fashion lovers across generations. I want people to feel like they are wearing a work of art; a collector’s item."- Tunde Owolabi, Creative Director, Ethnik.

The various collections from the brand includes "Our Scarified" collection which is inspired by the traditional Yoruba practice of scarification and "Oriki" collection which pays homage to Yoruba praise poetry.

About Tunde Owolabi

Founder and creative director of Ethnik. Tunde Owolabi is an artist, photographer and designer. Tunde is co-founder of StudioMO, and owns Tunde Owolabi Studios. As an artist, he has participated in group exhibitions including Lines and Colours (2003), Inner Thoughts at the Nimbus African Art Centre (2004), Working with Communities, a Guinness group exhibition (2004), and Gods of This Age at Didi Museum. His first solo exhibition, African Elegance was at the Battersea Art Gallery, London (2009). His commissioned works can be found at the Hungarian Embassy and Nigerian Stock Exchange. AsoOke - The Woven Beauty was his second solo exhibition in 2014. Tunde lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.
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