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 Yellow 'Love Nigeria' Baby Fit T-Shirt

Mowalola

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

€160

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

Mowalola

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

€160

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

Mowalola

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

€160

Mowalola - Black & Red Petrol Tank Top

Mowalola

Black & Red Petrol Tank Top

€280

Mowalola - Black & Green Petrol Tank Top

Mowalola

Black & Green Petrol Tank Top

€280

Mowalola - Black & Green Night Bra

Mowalola

Black & Green Night Bra

€565

Mowalola - Black & Red Night Bra

Mowalola

Black & Red Night Bra

€565

Mowalola - Indigo & Green Denim Tie-Dye Miniskirt

Mowalola

Indigo & Green Denim Tie-Dye Miniskirt

€565

Mowalola - Black Leather LC Print Miniskirt

Mowalola

Black Leather LC Print Miniskirt

€675

Mowalola - Black Patent Miniskirt

Mowalola

Black Patent Miniskirt

€845

Mowalola - SSENSE Exclusive Black Patent Xscape Corset

Mowalola

SSENSE Exclusive Black Patent Xscape Corset

€1015

Mowalola - Indigo & Green Denim Xscape Dress

Mowalola

Indigo & Green Denim Xscape Dress

€1295

Mowalola - Black Leather LC Trousers

Mowalola

Black Leather LC Trousers

€1405

Mowalola - Red Leather Stroke Coat

Mowalola

Red Leather Stroke Coat

€2815