Bakuba Catwalk was an interactive video installation featuring a virtual fashion collection created by Chinedu Ukabam of Chinedesign for the Royal Ontario Museum in October 2014. Conceived as an "open-source" fashion show, the audience was invited to insert themselves into the action by walking the runway or instagramming photos from the press pit. Dating back to the 1600s, Bakuba cloth are embroidered raffia textiles that originate from the Congo. Admired and coveted around the world for their geometric brilliance and abstract improvisation, Bakuba cloth (also known as Kasai velvet) serve as the main inspiration for the digital print patterns that Chinedu designed for this virtual collection. A capsule collection was designed exclusively for the show and this garment is part of a new "expansion" collection released December 2016.
"In my language, Igbo, the word for ‘love’ is ‘ifunanya’ and its literal translation is, ‘to see.’ So I would like to suggest today that this is a time for a new narrative, a narrative in which we truly see those about whom we speak." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This Unisex Bakuba Ifunanya Jacket is made from a heavyweight fleeced cotton that is soft to the touch. It has an eye from the Luba mask embroidered over the heart. Boxy cut. Gold zipper. Pockets on seam. Synth leather piping around collar. Unisex.
Size Chart: Fits true to size for men. For women, pick one size down for a loose fit. A small fits like a regular medium.