Beautiful @portiav_o backstage TOLU COKER AW19 in closing look 14.
This gown uses deconstructed and hand-dyed deadstock lace from @sophiehalletteofficial. Each flower has been appliquéd onto tulle to recreate one of my illustrations of Mrs Brown, one of the eldest members of the Mozart Estate Community.
Paired with a pvc lace corset and pvc lace jeans.
Hair by @efidavies with hair-jewel styling by @br0wnn_sugar ✨💎 Photo Cred: @roryjamesphoto for @hungermagazine
Flash back to London fashion week - Huge thanks to my amazing team! 👏🏻😘
12th to 16th Sep 2019
An immersive arts workshop exploring drawing through cloth, figure and location.
Backstage beauties @jkatiucia_ and @portiav_o donning styles at Tolu Coker AW19 that remind me of my Nigerian Ancestors.
So much work went into this show and I had such a talented team working behind-the-scenes. I was so particular about styling, and knew exactly what I wanted but you guys made it easy and helped make it happen!
Thank you @efidavies, @clairedegraft and @toniandguyworld for bringing my vision to life! You are so incredibly talented and it was a pleasure working with you. These beautiful headpieces were created by Efi and makeup by Claire.
@lydiahartshorn and @br0wnn_sugar you both did the damn thing jeweling my ladies up. .
Lydia was a true blessing bringing the headpieces to life. She literally worked with me from start to finish on the glitz and glamour of the headpieces, eyewear and jewellery you see. Not everyone gets your vision when it’s an idea, but you got it and made the process easier for me! I didn’t have to over explain, we vibed, the energy was right and the vision aligned! Lydia - I appreciate you! .
Favour killed it as always with the special finishing touches. Not just on headpieces but with @_chuckjunior on my boomboxes and chopper.
@sofldn Thank you for turning my drawings to fabulous earrings.
It really does take a village. Big love to you guys ❤️ .
Photo Cred: @jadeberryphotography.
Words can’t really describe this energy. It’s like finding your tribe.
Models are so much more than models. They literally bring your vision to life and mine were NOTHING short of exceptional.
The LOVE, the energy, the pure vibes, the high vibrations and the passion in that room was so inspiring. Thank you to each and every one of you.
For so many of us, it was the first or second time meeting but you felt like family and the vibe felt like we’d known each other a lifetime. It uplifted me, there were even some tears and I have so much respect for all of you. What an honour!! To @efidavies and the @toniandguyworld team, I cannot thank you enough. The backstage energy was mystical. You brought that flavour and worked so well merging the vision with @br0wnn_sugar to make it happen. @clairedegraft you made my models look like Kings and Queens. Welcome to the fam!
P.S. I was watching the show backstage super hyped and I cannot believe it. You are all WAYYY TOO SAUCY 😂😅❤️✨🖤
My heart feels so full. I’m still buzzing. I haven’t slept in 5 days and I can’t feel my face but WE DID IT.
I had four weeks to make this collection. It’s only by Ahayah’s Grace.
Jumped off a plane from China, ghosted and got to work with basically no cash or studio, but a bunch of people with open hearts who worked tirelessly to support me and see me win. So many things went left but it brought me to so many beautiful people and everything became everything I wanted it to be and more.
Thank you for all the incredible souls that pulled together to make this happen for me, even when I probably sounded crazy and delusional when things took time to materialise. For my family, my beautiful interns and team @notice_silence, @ohalice___, @dela.afia, @jacqui.akrofi, @neaziii_textiles, Anna, Lola, Fiona, @sofldn on the earpieces, talented @chuckjunior for your soul-filled resin art, the incredible, talented and dedicated @lydiahartshorn for not just for working on beautiful headpieces and jewellery but the work rate and organisation. To @br0wnn_sugar for truly being a sister in my time of need working on jewellery, to boomboxes, to hair to a bike, and to each and every person that grafted TIRELESSLY and even slept in my makeshift rail-bed in the studio to make this happen.
Thank you @pc_williams on the styling!
Thank you Michelle, Sarah and @designmetextiles for allowing me to use your incredible space full of love and vibes. To my mother, @neilsmithcsm and Bibi - THE REALEST!
And a big thank you to @hecrieswolf for turning my family VHS into an intimate masterpiece, and the incredible @tailorjae For coming through with the sickest mix and soundtrack to my childhood memories.
Thank you Martyn, Nicola, Dani, Francesca and the whole @fashionscout team for the opportunity and putting this together in the incredible space!
Huge thanks to my sponsors: @tejidosroyo, @sophiehalletteofficial, @drmartensofficial, @swarovski, Toray, Bassols & ASOS
I genuinely have so much love and respect for each and every one of you ❤️🙏🏽✨ Ladies and Gents, here’s Juvenile Consiousness. My AW19 collection.
When at work, I make sure that I devote myself to 100 percent consistency of determination and dedication. 💪🏻👌🏻
🔥18 and sexy ever after🔥
Shout out to my kids for working so hard and really have the “passion for fashion”✖100 lol
Red Dress by @maimai.kk
I’m sorry but, yeah. Just no. Am I missing something
It can’t just be me because a couple of you have been sending me this so I’m guessing we’re on a similar page.
P.S I don’t and have never worked at @itsjeremyscott.