THE BLENDS SS18
La Marine de L'Oshun SS17
La Marine D’Oshun (Navy of the Oshun) was inspired by the Yoruba Orisha or deity of love and beauty named Oshun. She reigns from fresh and sweet waters. She is known for healing the sick and bringing fertility and prosperity. In Yoruba religion, it is believed that when the spirit of the Oshun possess you, she brings confidence, joy, exuberance, and love. Her possessions are also said to band together fight injustices against humanity.
In combination with Nikki’s interest in the Afro-Futurism genre, her line seeks to explore what she would imagine as the physical manifestation of the Oshun’s navy, the Orisha of water, would look like. She is using the aesthetic of armor to reinforce each soldier's sense of beauty and strength that exists on an ethereal level.