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Lagos is a field of creative beauty and at this moment the city is the place to be, with Fashion growing stronger every moment and young creatives booming in Lagos Fashion Industry; it’s exciting to see what Nigerians can create in a country where everyone is trying to find their creative ground.

Micheal Shumaker is a young designer who focuses on Womenswear and was also a finalist at Lagos Design Fashion Week 2014. After a successful debut collection, he launched his SS15 collection called ‘STROKES OF THOUGHT’. The label takes its inspiration from the works, techniques and ideology from two artists, Nigerian graphic artist and graphic designer KENNY ODILI and VINCENT VAN GOGH, the renowned painter from the Netherlands.

Here are some words of the designer:

I was mostly fascinated at how similar and at the same time how different both curators work, style and techniques were, given that both artist represent entirely different times,regions, that both men had a completely different perspective to achieving incredible art, and also their unison beliefs that total perfection in art and life is unobtainable but still one has to Create impeccable Art

The collection features a good blend of the artsy and the commercial filed with a mix of street-wear and high fashion garments in vibrant and subtle color palettes, hand cut-out details and hand painted designs, following the techniques of the two artists.

Fabrics such as oxford cotton, pique, mesh, sheer net, charmeuse satin, satin (which were all hand painted), lace, and poplin give an individual twist to the collection.

Though it might not be seen as true Nigerian or should I say African we love the clever use of different textures, graphics, cuts,fabric and colours.


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Photography: OK photography

Models : Blessing innocent
: Chidera

Styling: Damsco
Hair and Makeup : p.o.k.o.

Number : +2348103951178
Email add: m.shumaker@ymail.com
Instagram :@mrepic_