Cute Saint Ewa 2023 Collection incorporates a variety of sustainably fused elements.
In a statement shared by the brand;
In a world filled with depression, hatred and pain, this collection seeks to serve as a goodwill message to all the people suffering from one form of depression or the other. It is an oxymoron of the concept of self-love and self-disgust. According to a common saying, “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. There is beauty in everything, however, some are more in-depth than others and it takes some level of observation to discover the true beauty and essence.
This collection features the traditional Aso-Oke with a modern blend handwoven by a community of women Egun migrants; focusing on the artisanal practice of the age-long fabric. It also features deadstock cotton sourced from the Yaba market in Lagos and went through a dyeing process with minimal water usage. The pieces were handmade in Nigeria by our local artisans, genderless and experiments with “excesses”, “modified silhouettes” and “cut-outs”.
Photography: Kevin Felicianne @kevinrfelicianne
Creative Direction / Styling: Femi Ajose @iamcutesaint
Assistants: @taoluwa_ @bukonlabernice @bukanlaruth
Models: Baboya @baboya_peter ; Wolf Coppens @wolfcoppens ; Thierno @titi_wap