The name Diyepriye means “wealth will follow” in the Nigerian language. And that seems to be the case for Daniel Diyepriye as he becomes a fashion trailblazer, focusing on accessibility, inclusiveness, and luxury by cultivating the first African fashion house.
High fashion doesn’t have to mean outlandish or impractical fashion; some designers are changing everyday looks into chic and elegant pieces that are both usable and sustainable. Israeli-American fashion designer Nili Lotan has become known for her classy basics and styles, but her brand and looks extend far beyond that. Not only has she taken over the fashion world, specifically New York, she has also continued to grow as a brand that’s become associated with the world’s top celebrities and influencers. A recent collaboration with Targetwill also show Lotan’s sensibilities and high fashion to an audience that might not be familiar with her otherwise.
There is freedom in fashion. The earrings, jackets, shoes, and everything else in between that we wear to express ourselves are extensions of who we are and what we want to portray to the world around us. With fashion, we showcase our individuality and serve as everyday models for the groundbreaking fashion designers who create the items we choose to wear.
The cut, creases, and colors should go beyond the purpose of just looking good. London-born fashion designer Grace Wales Bonner holds this value close. She is known for the distinctive designs of her eponymous label.
Eid al-Hadha is a Muslim holiday that celebrates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael to God and the completion of the Hajj (the annual pilgrimage to Mecca), but socially, it is also a time to show the best and brightest of fashion. It provides an opportunity to showcase beautiful makeup looks, or perhaps most notably for gorgeous outfits, while also serving as a festival of sacrifice. Although Eid’s notoriety for being a time to display fashion and luxury is known, it has allowed designers and individuals within the Islamic community to make their mark.
Fall 2021 fashion is a combination of many things, and it's looking back in time rather than moving forward. Most of the big trends are inspired by styles from previous decades, so they don’t feel wholly unique or new, but they are flashy enough to make waves for the season.