With the advent of social media, it has been really easy to show off creativity to either the admiration or critique of people.
I have gotten to see artists go from regular to full blown limelight in less than 24 hours, a hawker’s life turned around in a matter of days and people showing their following how new styles can be created from the old.
I love the Yoruba traditional wear, especially the full attire for weddings – abetiaje and the likes. But it would be totally impractical to wear that for social events, so I have come to appreciate the way it is being translated to hip and can be looked at as street wear.
For example, this brilliant young man.
What do you think about the look? Do you like the fusing of traditional wear into our daily outfits?
I personally would love to see an abetiaje in street wear.