Award-winning fashion designer Tessy Oliseh-Amaize has unveiled a new menswear collection tagged ‘Billboard’.
Known for her great sense of versatility and creativity, the University of Middlesex, United Kingdom graduate of Fashion Design says this new collection was inspired by the audacity to dare, to dream and to explore ‘creative diversity in possibility.’
“This new collection is for men who are daring enough to experiment and make bold statements with their sense of style. The name of the collection itself comes from the idea of what a billboard represents. Billboards as we know them, carry very bold messages and are usually very conspicuous for the eyes to see. You would hardly miss a billboard on the street. It just stands out!”, she said.
“The creative fusion of the pieces, their exciting diversity, metropolitan outlook with a location shoot in the streets of Accra also reinforces the concept of ‘Billboard’. You easily find billboards on the streets of big towns and cities”, she added.
Modeled by the designer’s husband, Ohimai Godwin Amaize who is popularly known as Mr. Fix Nigeria, ‘Billboard’ was designed to mark his birthday anniversary on September 9, 2016. The shoot took a period of three days moving across different locations in the city of Accra.
“My husband Mr. Fix Nigeria became a year older this week. He has been a major pillar of support for the Tesslo brand. He’s a risk-taker when it comes to fashion and I’m so proud of the way he wears my designs like a second skin,” Tessy, the Creative Director of Tesslo Concepts added.
Recently, Tesslo Concepts broke the Internet with the unveiling of a menswear collection tagged ‘Lagos Island’ followed closely by ‘FLOTUS’ a Michelle Obama inspired 50s collection for women.
Tessy won the Best Fashion Designer Award at the Nigeria Fashion Show (NFS), in Paris in 2006.
Designer: Tesslo Concepts
Photography: Samson Shobanke (SamPixels)
Model: Ohimai Godwin Amaize
Location: Accra, Ghana