Buki Akib is a Nigerian-born knitwear designer who graduated from Central Saint Martins, and now splits her time between London and Lagos. Her eclectic mix of textures, pattern and colour captures a unique African style that has long been an obsession of Darkroom.
As a follow up to her critically acclaimed menswear collection FELA, the WIVES collection, exclusive to Darkroom, offers luxury women’s bags inspired by the extravagant Fela Kuti and his twenty-seven wives. Using an explosive palette and contrasting textures, the bags offer a celebration of sensuality and individuality in honour of the lustrous world inside Fela’s Shrine.
Each bag captures the essence of each of his wives; this extravagant Funmilayo bag features five tassle pompoms which sit playfully on your shoulder when worn. It is knitted with Buki’s signature use of traditional Yoruba hand weaving with cotton and leather of South Western Nigeria. This bag comes in a red, gold and nude colourway designed exclusively for Darkroom.
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