For those of you who are troubled or depressed due to the devastating effects of the pandemic, Ejiro Amos Tafiri wants you to think again. This week, the eponymous Lagos-based brand released its spring/summer 2021 ‘The Protestants’ collection to mark its 10th-year anniversary which was supposed to be last year.
As the anniversary coincided with the year of disorder and unrest, The Protestants collection is inspired by hope and according to the designer, this was born out of her own way of resisting the fear and anxiety surrounding the pandemic. It also celebrates the iconic pieces the brand has churned out over the years. The well-thought-out collection features slouchy pieces from jumpsuits to dresses, some of which are finished with corseted waist and exaggerated sleeves. Thigh-high slits, backless design, cleavage cutouts, and seriously plunging neckline are also the outstanding features in the collection.
“The Ejiro Amos Tafiri SS21 is inspired by the course of the year as pandemic hit. We wanted it to reflect hope, celebration and reconciled diversity,” Ejiro Amos Tafiri, the chief creative director of the brand said in a statement. “The year has been one full of changes, one that forced us to adapt and one that stimulated growth. It’s one where we look to the future and know that it would only be what we make it.”
She continued; “I was inspired to create a common ground for all by using intimate moments with each outfit as they highlight the Intricate nature of life while representing the tiniest detail of every event. The idea was based on nostalgic feeling stemming from the variations of designs. Each outfit takes one on a trip down the memory lane as it hints details from previous collection. This collection is therefore celebrating the milestones and adapting to the ever-changing scope of our world today.”
Ahead, take a look at the full collection as you click through the gallery.