by Kayito Nwokedi
The kelechi Odu collection was so relaxed and so perfectly tailored, that it should be illegal. His fantastic collection showed a softer and easy side of masculinity never before seen, shot through with so much thought and pragmatism, that every man in the audience wanted to be like the models that showed off the beautiful clothes. Their gentle, but strong walks helped, coupled with the fact that the clothes themselves had very subtle colors: turquoise, orange, lime, just to name a few. Yes, the collection could have done without the striped pants, but with the collection’s innocent vulnerability; ankle hobbling slim pants topped with jackets that exposed bare chests, it transported that flaw into a deserving oblivion, and made the audience notice one of the many stand-out looks – the jacket in midnight blue, worn over a simple white shirt, tucked into a pair of relaxed sporty pants, with a pocket scarf in scarlet red as its only decoration. It held the essence of the collection, and the smirk on Alex Ekubo’s face was the obvious sign of approval.
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