In just five months since the retail store opened, XII Glover has made its mark in Lagos' streetwear scene.
Not only does the store stock all the season's favourites from street style behemoths, such as Supreme and Off-White, but it also hosts events — most recently the Native x Nike jersey pop-up and panel discussion — as well as coming out with their own striking collections.
Their runway debut at Lagos Fashion Week was an impressive collection of innovative streetwear designs, from trackies with high slits to two pieces. Off the back of that success, XII Glover began curating their Sign and Seasons pop-up and party, which took place on the 20th of December.
Calling upon Namir Dankaro for the graphic tees, and Ashley Okoli and Roosevelt Amase for the runway looks, XII Glover delivered an incredible exhibition of fashion deftness.
With the men in iridescent t-shirts and floral jacquard sets and the women flaunting asymmetrical leopard print skirts and transparent mesh bottoms, the runway was teaming with radical creativity and unapologetic sexiness.
Speaking with Konbini regarding her inspiration for the collection, the newly appointed creative director of XII Glover's womenswear line, Ashley Okoli, spoke passionately about her work, saying:
"The collection finds itself meeting at a crossroads of inspiration from different sources and the most immediate of stimuli. Mostly inspired by my love for modern horror television shows, anime and a lot of international visual cinema.
The representation of time through different time periods was also infused into the collection with black Victorian-esque velvet and lace through to the glitzy, sparkly and hyper-colorful atmosphere of the eighties."
After the exciting showdown between each dramatic look came a bubbling after-party with performances from Wani, Kasien and Friends and Family, a young group whose merch is also stocked at the store.
Spearheaded by young creatives, the evening was a momentous tribute to the talent of Nigeria's not-so-lazy youth, proving once and for all that XII Glover is indeed an immovable force in Lagos' youth culture.