Nigerian designer Tokyo James is a force to be reckoned with. For over a decade the stylist-turned menswear designer has flexed his talents in both Nigeria and the U.K. This season he's back to shaking up the industry with the brand new Spring/Summer 2019 collection, “An Alien In Africa.” Tokyo James SS19 lookbook, much like the clothes in the collection, expresses modern masculinity on all spectrums and holds nothing back.
Inspiration for this collection was sprouted when creative director Tokyo James reunited with his father and went through his wardrobe. The aesthetics of this line are extraordinary and its application is strategic while ingenious. The feathers are whimsical and draw attention to the graceful fragility within manhood. The snakes symbolize rebirth and a transformation into a new form of self. The fear of being yourself is eliminated when you step into “An Alien in Africa,” suit. Feel fly rocking their custom snakeskin bags as well. Captivating through its freedom, this collection makes one extrinsic with genuine confidence.
The SS19 assemblage acknowledges the beauty in differences and demonstrating the value of art while embracing it. The creative director’s motive behind his designs is to give simplicity, edge, and creativity the venue for expression, as well as the growing Afro-futurism trend that has been sweeping the continent. His designs give the modern man an ageless polished glamour that embodies both their elegance and strength simultaneously. An infusion of fabrics, shades, and skins which collectively generate a clean-cut look that compliments the silhouette of the models and those who wear it.
Pre-Order select bags from Tokyo James’ latest Spring/Summer 2019 Collection and purchase looks from the brand’s Autumn/Winter 2018 collection online now here.
Bag - Jetpack Bag II: Tokyo James SS19 An Alien In Africa
Bag - Citrus Burst: Tokyo James SS19 An Alien In Africa
Bag - Jetpack: Tokyo James SS19 An Alien In Africa
Photographer: Anika Molnar
Styling: Daniel Solomon
Creative direction: Tokyo James
Model: Dylan Wentzel