Maki Oh's Fall 17 collection is inspired by a young lower-middle class woman and her journey to see a lover for a casual encounter. Set on a late Lagos night, the collection follows her through various modes of public transportation – including the iconic Lagos danfo bus, walking on dark roads, and eventually arriving at her lover's home.
Seduction is an important marker for the collection as she transforms from utilitarian (illustrated with denim) on this late night journey, into seductress - with silhouettes inspired by traditional Nigerian wrapper (worn as sleepwear), lingerie, night wear and fetish wear.
Embroidery pays homage to Danfo art - Lagos buses are usually covered with slogans, logos, stickers and hand-painted art. Hand painted adire OH's return this Fall, representing the danfo bus driverís apparent love for logos seen splattered all over their buses.
Colours and textures also take a cue from the buses, as well as public transportation parks and the scenes around the ever vibrant city of Lagos when travelling from point A to B.