BY SHAMAN MOMOH
An international designer, Lucio Castro has taken Nollywood to the New York Fashion Week.
Having dressed big shots like Alan Cumming (at the 2015 Tony Awards), Castro took his spring and summer collection titled Nollywood to the fashion week.
He told the L.A. Times, “”It started with a movie I saw when I was in Shanghai called ‘The Figurine.’ All these movies are shot on [handheld] digital cameras and combine elements like tribal block prints and polyester track pants.” According to the designer, the Nigerian film industries DIY production style is what inspired him.
So, his Ath leisure, boldly patterned suits with short pants, green and white color-blocked mesh tank tops or bold geometric patterned sweaters paired with generously cut trousers and varsity jacket silhouettes that paired two different patterns appeared on the sacred runway.
Photos: Leandro Justen