IfeanyiManuel a unisex clothing brand released a collection titled “ULI” inspired by the ancient women of uli.
The collection featured symbols from the famous ULi art in form of embroidery and embellishments, in one of the dresses, one could see the sun symbols vertically placed on one side of the dress as the major detail of the dress, other symbols present were the cassava leaves (akwukwo akpu ) as denoted by the Uli women in their Art and the kolanut (oji) symbol.
The designer Emmanuel Ifegwu imagined the ancient women if Uli as modern women wearing their Art, He gave a sexy but artistic feel to the 3 pieces in the collection by using fabrics like chiffon and Ankara prints.
Creative director: Emmanuel Ifegwu
Photographer: Austin Uhiara
Model: Palisa Emmanuel