Agatha’s Fashion: A Confluence of Pre and Post-Independence Nigerian Styles, Fashion and Race database (interview)


I wrote about my mother's fashion for Fashion and Race Database. Excerpt:
Nigerian women who experienced the birth of the new nation in 1960 experimented with both indigenous and Western fashion influences, with an ethos informed by updating styles worn by previous generations – i.e. the women who came before them including mothers, aunties and so on. My mother, Agatha Gbegbaje-Das (née Mamoh) was part of this new generation of Modern-Nigerian women who, in the 1960s through to 1970s, celebrated their identity through fashion, reflective of a generation who were bold, confident, experimental and forward-thinking in their sense of dress, knowledge and choice of textiles.

– Jareh Das, Guest Contributor