(Sarkin Arewa)

Sarkin Arewa (King of the North) is an ode to the prehistoric Hausa culture located in the northern parts of Nigeria. A society which legend describes as matrilineal. The reign of Queen Daura who’s marriage and children formed the Hausa states is proof of this. A study of the Nok arts also suggests an opulent lifestyle of this era by their jewelry and hairstyles. We were inspired by the distinct eyes of the Nok terra-cotta it’s burnt Orange clay and soil, the desert sky during the day and night and the brightly colored turbans of the desert nomads. Structured shoulders pay homage to the ‘King’ and draped loose pants as are needed in a hot weather.