Kunle Afolayan To Showcase His New Clothing Line “Kunle’s Kembe” On AFWN Runway
Nollywood filmmaker Kunle Afolayan who launched his Yoruba inspired clothing line called Kunle’s Kembe will showcase at Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2018 for the first time.
This will also be his first time showing the line on a fashion runway. Kunle’s clothing line showcases an array of beautiful unisex, African print baggy styled pants inspired by the Kembe – baggy trousers popular among the Yorubas. The Kembe has already become popular for celebrities as we have seen Richard Mofe-Damijo, Ali Baba, Desmond Elliot, Faithia Balogun, Singer Simi and BBN’s Tobi Bakre all rocking the Kembe pants.
Kunle who has always been a man to promote culture and tradition started Kembe as a way of showcasing a modern way of wearing Traditional pants despite the advancement of the world. “Kunle’s Kembe” is under the parent company- Ire Clothing.
The filmmaker says,
“it is one of the things about our heritage that has captured the pop culture. The motive is trado-modern, and I am glad to be promoting it. This attire is one of the products that I intend to also use to promote Lagos. It is one of the souvenirs that tourists will have to take away from here subsequently. And I must add that all fabrics are locally sourced and so are the hands used in piecing them together. It is hundred percent Nigerian”.