solange-inspired ankara suit collection “les sapeurs” by nikki billie jean is dapper as hell

October 13, 2016

When I think of three piece suits, I think of wall street tycoons with graying hair and yellowing teeth, donning stiff jackets and pants in black, gray, or navy. Nikki Billie Jean is breathing new life into that tired old stereotype with her new ready to wear collection “Les Sapeurs.” Inspired by Solange’s video for “Losing You” and the Congolese society of men who have turned the art of dressing into a cultural statement, she combines vibrant ankara patterns with the silhouettes of the West, to create a particularly daring set of suits. Nikki’s collections are no stranger to the spotlight, platinum recording artist Jidenna wore a custom suit from this collection on Jimmy Kimmel Live this August. The suits are available for purchase and sold exclusively at the All Things Ankara Store,, so check out their editorial and go grab yours today!

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

Fashion Designer/Wardrobe Stylist: Nikki Billie Jean
Producer: All Things Ankara
Creative Director/Co-Producer: Troy Massa
Photographer: By Sir Arthur
Models: Armanda Tounghi, Wilson Ebo, Khalif Nelson, Yaw Osei, Arnold Philip

To buy the suits!
Nikki’s Website