It is impossible to ignore the superb costumes used in the most talked-about movie in Nigeria at the moment, Kemi Adetiba’s “King of Boys: The Return of the King”. Speaking of originality, elegance, rich, and representation, the costumes were everything and more.
There were three designers who worked together to produce the outstanding costumes that were used in the movie. They are Toyin Lawani of Tiannah’s empire, Abaya Lagos by Salihat, and Ikechukwu Urum. The designers acknowledged this on their Instagram pages.
The outstanding fashion in this movie was so prominent in the way the garments addressed each character and scene. It was obvious that it was a well-thought-out business. The storyline portrayed the dirty and manipulative nature of Nigerian politics while the fashion made sure to represent the culture. It was seen in the traditional attires like the Iro and Buba worn by Toni Tones who played the young Eniola, the Abayas, and turbans worn by Sola Sobawale who played the character of Alhaji Eniola Salami. Then again, the kaftans, the African prints were so typical of the Nigerian style.
The movie is in fact a fashion fiesta because almost all the major moments were a statement. However, here are some to highlight to note whether you have seen the movie or are about to:
The beautiful two-piece, the statement accessories, turban, makeup, everything about this look came together to portray her as a powerful fashionable woman. There is no denying that the designers did a great job in putting together this awesome look.
Two words to describe this look: Classic and Chic. Toyin Lawani said that the prints on the piece were hand-painted. The choice of colors, silhouette, asymmetric design of the top, styling is a hit that came together so beautifully.
This dramatic look of Nse Ikpe Etim is not the usual game. It exuded a lot of sophisticated power but we didn’t expect less from a first lady. The houndstooth print, cape lapel, and her hat are some of the details we loved about this look.
This look is a masterpiece that signified Royalty. The details were so prominent and lavish. The black color, fringes, the embellishment, the frills and let’s not forget the turban, the whole look was so significant of her role as a powerful authority.
How she showed up as the king in this simple yet very stylish cut-out jacket. The charisma with which she walked in this piece left no room to question who the king was.
Toni Tones who played the ‘Young Eniola’ said that she felt powerful in this beautiful Iro and Buba worn by young Yoruba women. She acknowledged that the piece helped her get into the mood of her character.
This luxurious blue Abaya came with heavy ‘rich aunty’ vibes. Another fashion moment to talk about. The designer definitely outdid herself on this one. The styling is another thing to note. All on point.
Have you seen this movie? What do you think about the costumes? Let us know your thoughts on it.