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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...
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...
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...
MACIEJ KUCIA: Fashion and Portrait Photographer

MACIEJ KUCIA: Fashion and Portrait Photographer

Maciej Kucia arrived Tokyo from Wroclaw, Poland as a young...
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...
SUMMER SHORTS

SUMMER SHORTS

Shorts provide much-needed breathing space to the legs in the...
NIGERIAN MUSIC: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

NIGERIAN MUSIC: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Music is important to fashion and to our Creative Director,...
FABRICS FOR CLOTHING: WHAT WE WEAR

FABRICS FOR CLOTHING: WHAT WE WEAR

Fabrics make a huge difference in the beauty and durability...
IDENTITY AND BEAUTY: TRIBAL MARKS

IDENTITY AND BEAUTY: TRIBAL MARKS

Tribal Marks Series by Babajide Olatunji African Tribal Marks Tribal...
SUMMER SUITS – WHAT TO LOOK FOR

SUMMER SUITS – WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Suits may not be a usual summer item but many...
THE COST OF FASHION

THE COST OF FASHION

Previously, we explored the negative impacts of fast fashion. This...
CORDUROY JACKET FOR MEN

CORDUROY JACKET FOR MEN

Corduroy is back in style this season, the physically enduring...
KEZIAH JONES

KEZIAH JONES

Keziah Jones is a Nigerian-born musician, performer, and artist. His...
TATTOO ART

TATTOO ART

Tattoos are wearable art for some. For others, they signify...
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...
PRZEMEK SOBOCKI

PRZEMEK SOBOCKI

Przemek Sobocki is an illustrator, art director and designer based in...
SKATEBOARDING CLOTHING: NIGERIA & JAPAN

SKATEBOARDING CLOTHING: NIGERIA & JAPAN

Skateboarding is rarely associated with luxury fashion, but we wanted...
FASHION SKETCHES: HOW FASHION COMES ALIVE

FASHION SKETCHES: HOW FASHION COMES ALIVE

Fashion designers use fashion design sketching to visualize and communicate...
PEJU ALATISE

PEJU ALATISE

As a female voice in a male dominated society, Peju...
FAST FASHION – WHY IS IT BAD?

FAST FASHION – WHY IS IT BAD?

he fashion industry is worth close to 3 trillion dollars...
RANDOM INTERNATIONAL

RANDOM INTERNATIONAL

Welcome to our new series of features: U.Mi-1 People where...
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...
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...
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...
A KAFTAN SHIRT IN YOUR CLOSET

A KAFTAN SHIRT IN YOUR CLOSET

Your alarm clock rings, you switch it off, you check...
INDIGO DYE: THE TECHNIQUE

INDIGO DYE: THE TECHNIQUE

Tie-dye is all the rage. What was crafts 101 at...
ARISE FASHION WEEK LAGOS

ARISE FASHION WEEK LAGOS

We were honoured to showcase our Autumn/Winter 2019 collection 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...
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