The Ivie collection is inspired by the ‘Great wall of Benin’. An eponymous symbol of the Medieval Benin kingdom, known to be a fortress protecting its people from invaders. It was surrounded by a river moat and powered by palm oil lit street lights.
The signature print of the collection is inspired by the cracks on the wall and is found on most walls created from clay/mud walls. This is the type of soil found amongst Benin people.
The colours in the collection represent the major royal colours of the Benin people such as red, white and coral as well as colours of nature such as the sky and the sun.
Inspite of the theme, we have stayed true to the ethos of the brand by interpreting elements of the Benin people in modern silhouettes and signature Hollerose styles.