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Ikiré Jones’ Latest Fashion Editorial ‘Born Between Borders’ Is Dedicated to American Immigrants

Ikiré Jones’ Latest Fashion Editorial ‘Born Between Borders’ Is Dedicated to American Immigrants

Last we checked in with Ikiré Jones, a Philadelphia-based, politically-engaged, West African bespoke streetwear line, its Fall 2016 Collection had been unveiled. Shot in Florence, it sought to cast an elegant and humane light on African male migrants, who have been fleeing their home countries with the promise of asylum in Italy.

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“We are the future that their hard-work and discarded dreams foresaw.”

Now Walé Oyéjidé, the brand’s Nigerian-born creative director, has set his sights on a collection dedicated to American immigrants called Born Between Borders.



IKIRE JONES
FASHION BRAND – Philadelphia
Ikiré Jones is the endeavor of designer/afrobeat musician/attorney Walé Oyéjidé, and musician/bespoke tailor Sam Hubler. On rare occasions, we can be described as humble. More often, we can be described as two artists with a zeal for creating beautiful things that sit to the left of what has been resignedly accepted as the status quo.
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In the pictorial, models styled by Patrice Worthy, are enrobed in zebra and gothic-patterned suit-jackets with en vogue white-paint markings whisked across some of their faces. The direction is aptly timed as June commemorates Immigrant Heritage Month.

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