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Ashluxe showcases historic fashion show with Kalakuta Republic collection

It was glamour, artistry, and musical brilliance blended in an unforgettable celebration of culture and creativity, as Ashluxe, the trailblazing African fashion brand, set the stage aglow with an iconic fashion show, showcasing its groundbreaking collaboration with the estate of the legendary Fela Kuti.
Held in Lagos, the focal point of the event was the unveiling of Ashluxe’s revolutionary collection, ‘Kalakuta Republic’, paying homage to the indomitable spirit of Afrobeat progenitor and revered Abami Eda (weird one), Fela Kuti and the profound legacy of Kalakuta Republic.
The collection embodies the vibrancy of Afrobeat, merging cultural elements with avant-garde fashion, echoing Fela’s fervor for African unity and resistance against oppression.
Partnering officially with Fela’s estate marks a momentous stride for Ashluxe, becoming the first African fashion brand licensed to showcase Fela’s images. This collaboration symbolizes more than mere fashion; it signifies a shared commitment to perpetuating Fela’s powerful messages of freedom and self-expression across borders.
Expressing profound reverence for Fela’s legacy, the visionary founder of Ashluxe, Olayinka Ashogbon, professionally known as Yinka Ash, said, “Ashluxe strives to emulate Fela’s ideals through fashion, advocating African pride, unity, and creativity as instruments of change. The Kalakuta Republic collection embodies Fela’s spirit, delivering a vibrant tapestry of culture and style.”
Drawing inspiration from the life and times of legendary musicians, Ashogbon stated that with the Kalakuta Republic collection, Ashluxe as a brand pays homage to the indomitable spirit of creative expression. He added that the new line features the brand’s signature blend of colourful prints and avant-garde silhouettes.
Aside from the dazzling display of Ashluxe’s innovative designs, the fashion show witnessed an electrifying performance from Omorimade Kuti better known as Made Kuti, grandson of Fela Kuti.
Notable guests such as Omoyemi Akerele graced the occasion, underscoring the monumental significance of the collaboration in the fashion industry.

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