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.
The long sleeved Bakuba Looping Triangles Shirt is made from a soft and lightweight ringspun cotton. A looping pattern of triangles - a common Bakuba design motif - has been cut into the front of the shirt. It allows for a playful peek at whatever you decide to wear underneath (styled here with a black bando). In addition to the circular cutouts on each shoulder, this effortlessly stylish piece is finished off with a boat neck and a scoop hem.
Note: due to the delicate nature of the cuts, dry cleaning is recommended over hand-wash or machine.
Size Chart: Standard sizing will fit a bit loose as intended.