You might remember in our last post about the new Janet Jackson music video, we mentioned a Nigerian brand called Post Imperial whose pieces were used in the video. I am a real fan of this brand as they use Adire (batik and tie dye) fabric from Nigeria. I also love the fact that it is a menswear brand. Who says women get to have all the fun with colour and fashion?!. Here is their mission statement below. Do check out their work and get inspired.
Post-Imperial is a menswear brand with a strong sense of optimism for the future and a focus on color, pattern and process. We treat our fabrics in Nigeria through a process called Adire.- a rare hand dyeing process developed by the Yorubas in the Southwest region of Nigeria. Prior to dyeing, the artist hand paints patterns using a cassava starch or wax base that acts as the resist dye. The painted fabric is then dipped in a vat of dye, and then treated and rewashed in hot water. All fabrics are shipped to our factory in New York where we cut and sew our products. Our goal is to always design for now by shaping cultural concepts through a modern perspective.