When Oyin Ilupeju started Bakwai she intended to challenge fashion norms, especially about Made in Nigeria bags. By doing this, she sought to also encourage creation and innovation. Bakwai then became an outlet for both creative expression and empowerment.

In Bakwaiโ€™s latest Bead Collection, the creative freedom is purely visible. Bakwai bags were handmade with beads of varying colours. The beads were finely spun to make impressive patterns. Each item from the

Each item from the Bead Collection were uniquely made with keen attention to detail. The collection’s biggest characteristics is perhaps the intricate formations which is mired in simplicity.

View the collection below


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Photography and Styling – Faiyaz Kolia (@fixated_f)
Models – Maeve Wilie- Peppe (@maevewp)
– Oyin Ilupeju (@honeeay)