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.
For those of us that are neither here nor there. But also for those of us that are both here AND there. Occupying a third space, embracing our otherness and all the seeming contradictions of just being. New world (other). - Chinedu
This Unisex long sleeved Bakuba Soul Window Sweatshirt is made from a heavyweight fleeced cotton that is soft to the touch. It has a "See through" stenciled letter cut outs on front and back (in reverse) held together with a stitched down transparent mesh appliqué. It is finished off with a faint dot pattern detail that will fade with time.
Note: due to the delicate nature of the cuts, dry cleaning is recommended over hand-wash or machine.
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.