Nigerian designer, Yingi Goma’s graduate menswear collection draws inspirations from a street vendor in Nigeria. By viewing the African country with a third eye, she captures her Lagos car ride experience, the lifestyle and environment.
There is a mix of unusual garment fabrics such as tech net, plastic and hessian; shapes and oversized silhouettes. Draw cords passed through button holes, detachable bags and draw string sack-like shapes reference items street hawkers carry on their body. The use of embroidery and print for text reference is a key aspect that brings curiosity to the collection.
Yingi was part of the top 25 finalist best in show at Graduate fashion week 2017 and won the GFW people's choice award vote for the best collection. Her pieces have also been featured on Vogue.