The recently concluded Men’s Paris Fashion Week witnessed the avant-garde brilliance of Nigeria’s gender-neutral brand,
Lagos Space Programme, as they unveiled their ninth collection titled “An Invitation to Ojude Oba.”
Creative Director Adeju Thompson seamlessly blended deconstructed Yoruba elements
with foundational British menswear codes, paying homage to the vibrant Ojude Oba festival i
n the southwestern part of Nigeria—Adeju’s cultural roots.
This milestone collection not only celebrates the rich heritage of the Ijebu-Ode people
of the Yoruba land, but also commemorates Adeju Thompson’s remarkable decade-long journey in the fashion industry.
The pieces showcased the brand’s distinctive hand-painted Adire motifs on natural indigo,
offering a captivating fusion of tradition and contemporary style.
Lagos Space Programme’s latest collection is a romantic portrayal of Adeju Thompson’s personal odyssey
through the landscapes of both Britain and Nigeria.
The intricate designs capture the essence of cultural intersections, creating a visual narrative that resonates with diverse audiences.
The show was presented in collaboration with “Destination 2030 Nigeria,”
a platform dedicated to establishing Nigeria as the leading hub for arts, culture, and creativity.
Endorsed by the Nigerian Ministry of Art, Culture, and the Creative Community,
along with prominent entities like Alará Lagos and Lagos x Paris, the collection stands as a testament to the brand’s commitment to pushing boundaries and fostering a global appreciation for Nigerian fashion and culture.
Lagos Space Programme’s “An Invitation to Ojude Oba” not only serves as a symbol of unity and diversity
but is also a testament to the transformative power of creative expression.
With this collection, Adeju Thompson reaffirms the brand’s position at the forefront of the global fashion stage, inviting us all to partake in the rich tapestry of cultural exchange woven into every garment.
Check out the looks from the colection below