VICNATE Unveils Exquisite SISI GIRL Collection N°6, Celebrating Timeless African Beauty With Funmi Iyanda
VICNATE, renowned for its classic and sophisticated designs, proudly unveils the enchanting SISI GIRL Collection N°6. This latest assemblage, initially launched with 15 Demi-couture pieces and elegant evening wear, pays homage to the resilient spirit of Southern Nigerian women who boldly defy conventional societal norms.
The essence of Collection N°6 lies in its celebration of maturity and self-assuredness, honoring women who have learned to embrace their unique flaws and quirks, no longer seeking validation from the external world. This significant transformation is most vividly reflected in their fashion choices and self-presentation.
The transformation of these women has captivated artists for ages, particularly in Nigeria, where the grace of mature women commands respect and admiration. These women, often overlooked due to age and societal status, make rare public appearances, leaving onlookers in awe of their poise and presence. Despite their legendary status, personal interactions with them remain elusive, as self-documentation in such a manner is often considered passé.
In recent years, Nigerian fashion has endeavored to emulate the subtle elegance of these women through the ‘quiet luxury’ trend. As a designer, VICNATE draws inspiration from the certainty and grace of these women. The brand aspires to not only dress them but also to document their stories and celebrate their elegance through portraiture.
In an extraordinary collaboration, the campaign features the iconic Funmi Iyanda, a revered style symbol and one of Nigeria’s most influential media entrepreneurs. This partnership sparks a profound discourse on age, sophistication, beauty, and self-representation.
This collaboration is a tribute to the classic event portrait, once a mainstay in Nigerian social settings, now gradually replaced by technology. It represents a celebration of the art of portraiture and the deliberate act of self-documentation, especially for women at a stage in life where society often relegates them to secondary roles.
Ntianu Obiora is a versatile creative professional with over a decade of experience in publishing, marketing, communications, and digital strategy. She is the Online Editor at THEWILL DOWNTOWN