ONI by NGOZI
2019 Design Gallery
For some, fashion is art; for others, it is a way to imagine a new world. Our first ONI collection, retraces history and explores possibility by honoring a long tradition of unique fashion crafted by Black women from West Africa to America. Take a look at some of my garments and other items below that use piecing, quilting techniques, beading and appliqué.
ONI is translated as “sacred ground” in Yoruba.
ONI-001 Ankara Patch Cloak made of African cotton print remnants
ONI-002 Cotton Batik Patch Duster
ONI-003/003A Ankara and African inspired cotton print trim - Crop Jacket with Tie up F/L skirt
ONI-004/004A Ankara patch vest and drop bottom harem pants
Bogolan (Mudcloth) Duster with vertical cotton print Angelina motif
ONI-006 Strapless dress made of Ankara remnants
ONI-007 Full length long sleeve gown with train made of Ankara remnants
ONI-008 Zip front dress with cinched waist made of Ankara remnants
Wallhanging Adinkra 1 - West African Wisdom - ODO NNYEW FIE KWAN "Love Never Loses It's Way Home" (symbol of the power of love) Created by hand with African cotton prints stitched together and then appliqued onto pieced and quilted square base and adorned with assorted wooden, brass and bone beads.