Nigerian menswear brand, T.I Nathan owned by designer Temitayo Ilesanmi, winner of Fayrouz L’Original 2014 as part of Team Elan has consistently changed the rules in menswear since his arrival into the industry. In 2014, introduced us to collarless bright coloured suits and clean lines, at #HeinekenLFDW2015, it was all about challenging our vision with halloween inspired designs plus a look book that was military inspired with an array of green suits for men and women.
The designer who is generally known for young fashion has surprised us us with Nollywood veteran, Richard Mofe Damijo as his muse for the a very fun collection and the actor looks absolutely handsome. One of the looks has the actor wearing a bright coloured blue suit toned down with a burgundy top (a trademark of the designer) and in another image he is wearing a pair of matching floral print pants and slippers which is unusual for an adult but the actor pulls it off so well.
In speaking of the inspiration behind celebrating Richard Mofe Damijo, T.I Nathan expressed;
“T.I NATHAN Celebrates RICHARD MOFE-DAMIJO. A legend isn’t born, a legend is made. Richard Mofe Damijo, prominent in his ways and action is being embossed in the very essence of what it is to be a legend, to be an inspiration, to have the power to create a revolution. RMD isn’t just an actor or figure of respect. He represents something, a drive, a yearning within so many people.
Richard Mofe Damijo is the source of total expression. From his captivating movies to his amazing skill in being a husband, father and a grandfather, we have come to understand that RMD is an embodiment of total inspiration, thriving as the man who is so revered from the west. He is different, charming, funny and real. Here is Richard Mofe Damijo in his finest with T.I Nathan celebrating him with a photo set of images.”
According to the brand, “Husband, Father and Grandfather, Richard Mofe Damijo is married to Jumobi Adegbesan and he has five beautiful children and a Granddaughter…”
They went on to state; “Fashionable and Good-looking Man. Over the years RMD has proven to be a man with amazing style. His distinct taste in clothing and style is a Powerful tool in his total package as a legend…”
Credits: All outfits by T.I Nathan ( @officialtinathan ) | Creative Direction – Temitayo Nathan (@temitayonathan ) | Style Direction – Mag Payne ( @magpayne1 ) | Makeup/ Grooming – Leylarh Cadne (@leylarhcadne ) | Photographer – D’Mayo ( @sirdmayo ) | Words by – Chuka Nwobi (@chukwukanwobi ) | Floral slippers by ( @officialtinathan x BLAQ shoes @biodun_blaq )