BLOKE, by Faith Oluwajimi, is a knitwear brand from Nigeria.
Photography by Osho Babajide IG-_babajide
Layout and Art Direction by VERNA.CULAR @verna.cular
Styling : Faith Oluwajimi IG-faitholuwajimi
Model : Osho Olamilekan IG-_olamilekan
Clothes : BLOKE IG-bloke_ng from their MASKED HOLES SS17 COLLECTION
With the shoot "Allow us to be Different" Faith is telling us the story and inspiration.
Faith Oluwajimi is a young Nigerian Crochet and knitwear designer, who has incorporated his dark, mysterious and beautiful persona into his works.
As the Creative Director and Head Designer of BLOKE his knitwear brand has been inspired by Nigerian City, People and attitudes, environment, landscape and architecture. He has carved out a niche for his brand has the only and rising emerging knitwear designer in Nigeria
His SS17 Collection called MASKED HOLES which was inspired by concealment focusing on the idea that human beings especially Nigerians tend to cover up their flaws rather than letting it bloom.
The Nigerian Society on the surface seems quite liberal but at it depths is a shark that tightens the freedom of people. We have been taught in our society to never show emotions and always be strong but the young generation in Nigeria are aiming and fighting not be fed to the depths of the shark they want their own life,style and freedom.