Nimbus Art Gallery
9 Maitama Sule Street
off Awolowo Road
Ikoji | Lagos
Kinabuti is a fashion label launched from the Niger Delta to the world.
The brainchild of Nigeria-based, Italy-born Caterina Bortolussi, Kinabuti had its first stage at the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 2011 and this year was among the 77 fashion designers featured at the Arise Fashion Week in Lagos.
Like Caterina Bortolussi’s other projects, the ‘In our Ghetto Project by Kinabuti’ was born to use fashion as a vehicle to promote art and creativity amongst underprivileged communities.
With this vision in mind Kinabuti’, chose to work in close collaboration with Nigerian women. Discussing the show and the role it plays in the “In Our Ghetto Project” she explains ‘I wanted the women of the ghetto because I believe they are the quintessence of the spirit which inspired my style.’ The images here show the ‘Fashion Bhuti Camp’ phase of the initiative where the chosen girls were put through their paces and readied themselves to take centre stage at the Kinabuti fashion show.