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THE REVOLUTION IS RECLINED: A Lockdown Love Letter From Lagos

THE REVOLUTION IS RECLINED: A Lockdown Love Letter From Lagos

This week we bring you an intimate, personal letter of...
NIGERIAN MUSIC: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

NIGERIAN MUSIC: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Music is important to fashion and to our Creative Director,...
TATTOO ART

TATTOO ART

Tattoos are wearable art for some. For others, they signify...
SKATEBOARDING CLOTHING: NIGERIA & JAPAN

SKATEBOARDING CLOTHING: NIGERIA & JAPAN

Skateboarding is rarely associated with luxury fashion, but we wanted...
ART AND FASHION: HOW THEY INFLUENCE OUR CULTURE

ART AND FASHION: HOW THEY INFLUENCE OUR CULTURE

For a long time, Art and Fashion have been intertwined...
UNISEX FASHION

UNISEX FASHION

Until the mid 19th century in the west, clothes were distinctly gendered...
SUMMER SHORTS

SUMMER SHORTS

Shorts provide much-needed breathing space to the legs in the...
SUMMER SUITS – WHAT TO LOOK FOR

SUMMER SUITS – WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Suits may not be a usual summer item but many...
CORDUROY JACKET FOR MEN

CORDUROY JACKET FOR MEN

Corduroy is back in style this season, the physically enduring...
AFRICAN FASHION: HISTORY AND FUTURE

AFRICAN FASHION: HISTORY AND FUTURE

For decades, the global fashion industry has referenced African fashion,...
FASHION TRENDS: SPRING SUMMER 2020

FASHION TRENDS: SPRING SUMMER 2020

With warmer days fast approaching, it will soon be time...
LINEN SHIRT: THE PERFECT SPRING GARMENT

LINEN SHIRT: THE PERFECT SPRING GARMENT

Linen is a highly absorbent fabric with antibacterial qualities which...
OFF FROM WORK: YOUR OUTFIT AFTER AND BEFORE

OFF FROM WORK: YOUR OUTFIT AFTER AND BEFORE

There isn’t always enough time to head home from work...
A KAFTAN SHIRT IN YOUR CLOSET

A KAFTAN SHIRT IN YOUR CLOSET

Your alarm clock rings, you switch it off, you check...
IDENTITY AND BEAUTY: TRIBAL MARKS

IDENTITY AND BEAUTY: TRIBAL MARKS

Tribal Marks Series by Babajide Olatunji African Tribal Marks Tribal...
INDIGO DYE: THE TECHNIQUE

INDIGO DYE: THE TECHNIQUE

Tie-dye is all the rage. What was crafts 101 at...
HAUSA CULTURE AND FASHION

HAUSA CULTURE AND FASHION

Our collection “The Voyager” takes inspiration from the Hausa tribe...
THE YORUBAS, THE REVELLERS

THE YORUBAS, THE REVELLERS

Today, our Nigerian fashion designer wants to tell you some...
FASHION INSPIRES YOU: FINDING INSPIRATION

FASHION INSPIRES YOU: FINDING INSPIRATION

  What Inspires You? There is inspiration everywhere. Knowing what...
CULTURAL MODERNISM

CULTURAL MODERNISM

This week we bring you an interview with Gozi from...
FASHION CAREER: Why You Should Invest In Short Courses

FASHION CAREER: Why You Should Invest In Short Courses

Summary: Here at U.Mi-1, our plan for the future entails...
CAN CGI MODELS BE HUMAN ENOUGH?

CAN CGI MODELS BE HUMAN ENOUGH?

How can you tell what is real? And if you...
AUGMENTED REALITY IN FASHION

AUGMENTED REALITY IN FASHION

Technological advancements in augmented reality (AR) brings products closer to...
FABRICS FOR CLOTHING: WHAT WE WEAR

FABRICS FOR CLOTHING: WHAT WE WEAR

Fabrics make a huge difference in the beauty and durability...
THE COST OF FASHION

THE COST OF FASHION

Previously, we explored the negative impacts of fast fashion. This...
FASHION SKETCHES: HOW FASHION COMES ALIVE

FASHION SKETCHES: HOW FASHION COMES ALIVE

Fashion designers use fashion design sketching to visualize and communicate...
FAST FASHION – WHY IS IT BAD?

FAST FASHION – WHY IS IT BAD?

he fashion industry is worth close to 3 trillion dollars...
MENSWEAR AND COLOURS: MEANINGS BEHIND

MENSWEAR AND COLOURS: MEANINGS BEHIND

Colours, like fashion, are a constant in life. Colours can...
FASHION SUSTAINABILITY

FASHION SUSTAINABILITY

As climate change becomes more pertinent by the day, the...
U.Mi-1 HISTORY AND FUTURE: Establishing a Fashion School

U.Mi-1 HISTORY AND FUTURE: Establishing a Fashion School

Summary: Here at U.Mi-1, our plan for the future entails...
ARISE FASHION WEEK LAGOS

ARISE FASHION WEEK LAGOS

We were honoured to showcase our Autumn/Winter 2019 collection at...
MACIEJ KUCIA: Fashion and Portrait Photographer

MACIEJ KUCIA: Fashion and Portrait Photographer

Maciej Kucia arrived Tokyo from Wroclaw, Poland as a young...
KEZIAH JONES

KEZIAH JONES

Keziah Jones is a Nigerian-born musician, performer, and artist. His...
PRZEMEK SOBOCKI

PRZEMEK SOBOCKI

Przemek Sobocki is an illustrator, art director and designer based in...
PEJU ALATISE

PEJU ALATISE

As a female voice in a male dominated society, Peju...
RANDOM INTERNATIONAL

RANDOM INTERNATIONAL

Welcome to our new series of features: U.Mi-1 People where...
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