Mowalola

Culling from an ever-morphing range of touchpoints, Mowalola’s convention-shattering womenswear presence has been the subject of warranted fervor. A Central Saint Martins graduate, Mowalola Ogunlesi's unmistakable sense of identity is propulsed by her ability to effortlessly meld fragments of her Nigerian heritage with flashes of cityscape decadence. Filtering its subjects through a lens of neo-psychedelia, Mowalola deconstructs maximalist glam throughout its cohesive display of women’s ready-to-wear. While mesh dresses and leather pants effectively weave undertones of eroticism into club culture-infused outfitting, the label’s embrace of outré divergence is grounded by a concealed sense of craft. Throughout the label’s womenswear, hypnotic graphic patterns gesture towards a trippy strain of retro-futurism, uniting kitschy 1980’s excess with the lingering influence of the African psychedelia at the centre of the label’s debut collection. Reconciling a chaotic, at times clashing set of reference points into an intriguingly palatable sartorial endpoint, the evocative results of Mowalola’s cross-cultural experimentation position the label as a catalytic new voice in the contemporary womenswear conversation.

Mowalola - SSENSE Exclusive Orange & Yellow 'Love Nigeria' Tie-Dye T-Shirt

Mowalola

SSENSE Exclusive Orange & Yellow 'Love Nigeria' Tie-Dye T-Shirt

$225

Mowalola - SSENSE Exclusive Green & Yellow 'Love Nigeria' Tie-Dye T-Shirt

Mowalola

SSENSE Exclusive Green & Yellow 'Love Nigeria' Tie-Dye T-Shirt

$225

Mowalola - SSENSE Exclusive Orange 'Love Nigeria' Baby-Fit T-Shirt

Mowalola

SSENSE Exclusive Orange 'Love Nigeria' Baby-Fit T-Shirt

$225

Mowalola - SSENSE Exclusive Yellow 'Love Nigeria' Baby Fit T-Shirt

Mowalola

SSENSE Exclusive Yellow 'Love Nigeria' Baby Fit T-Shirt

$225

Mowalola - SSENSE Exclusive Brown & Orange Skin Mesh Top

Mowalola

SSENSE Exclusive Brown & Orange Skin Mesh Top

$400

Mowalola - SSENSE Exclusive Orange Skin Mesh Dress

Mowalola

SSENSE Exclusive Orange Skin Mesh Dress

$665

Mowalola - SSENSE Exclusive White Tie-Dye Miniskirt

Mowalola

SSENSE Exclusive White Tie-Dye Miniskirt

$1100

Mowalola - SSENSE Exclusive Yellow Leather Kumbi Miniskirt

Mowalola

SSENSE Exclusive Yellow Leather Kumbi Miniskirt

$1100

Mowalola - SSENSE Exclusive White Leather Kumbi Jacket

Mowalola

SSENSE Exclusive White Leather Kumbi Jacket

$2000

Mowalola - SSENSE Exclusive Black Leather Touch Trousers

Mowalola

SSENSE Exclusive Black Leather Touch Trousers

$2425

Mowalola - SSENSE Exclusive Yellow Leather Kumbi Jacket

Mowalola

SSENSE Exclusive Yellow Leather Kumbi Jacket

$2875

Mowalola - SSENSE Exclusive Black Leather Another Man's Wife Coat

Mowalola

SSENSE Exclusive Black Leather Another Man's Wife Coat

$3325