TTYA (Taller Than Your Average) showed its runway collection with a first time presentation at Lagos Fashion Week presentation. Chics looks ranged from sensual dresses to sporty separates and even swimwear. Footwear offerings were highlighted by a custom-dyed Nike Air Force 1 silhouette.
In an email exchange, label designer Irene Agbontaen expanded on her inspiration for the collection. “Being a British-born Nigerian, I wanted to show a collection at Lagos Fashion Week that merged both my cultural upbringing with my western style. I used traditional Indigo dying techniques from North Nigeria on the fabrics and the Nike Air force 1s in the collection.”
Launched in 2013 at Selfridges in London, TTYA is designed for women whose height makes off-the rack shopping challenging. Current collections are available at ttyalondon.com.