“I Wear Nigerian Designers Because I Want To Support Their Talent” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Eminent Nigerian author and feminist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has in an interview with i-D’s Candice Carty-Williams revealed the reason behind her choice of fashion.

“I decided to use fashion as a kind of political statement,” Chimamanda reveals, “which is to say that I made the choice to wear mostly Nigerian designers to public events, because obviously I want to support an industry that’s full of talent, but also to make a case for how fashion can tell a story. Fashion and culture are intertwined in very interesting ways.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has continued to use her Instagram page to showcase her love for Nigerian fashion brands.

i-D is a British magazine focused on fashion, style, and contemporary culture. Founded in 1980, iD is known for the “straight up’ photography style, which it pioneered, as well as its iconic “wink”, which appears on nearly every cover. Since 2012, i-D has been owned by Vice Media.

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