17th Feb — 2023·
Gravalot's Anthropocene collection debuted at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2023.
26th Jun — 2022·
The imagery for Gravalot’s Spring/Summer 2023 capsule collection takes place on the blank canvas wall of a foreign dream, against the backdrop of a course paradise that embodies home. The collection continues Gravalot’s tradition of developing silhouettes and garments from under-appreciated deadstock materials typically found in local stores and markets, with an emphasis on breathable, woven, natural textiles. Cuban collar shirts, tailored shorts, wide and split hem trousers populate the capsule while a mix of cotton lace and wool provide the choice of wear for warm days and cool nights. Shot in Lagos Nigeria during West Africa’s rainy season, heavier “Big Boy” jackets are worn open and without tops, with a cropped buttonless open blazer pushing the boundary of creating men’s dresswear for such an environment. SS2023 Capsule was shot on Wednesday, 15th June 2022 at 22 Beach House, Ilashe, Lagos Nigeria. Debuting at Paris Fashion Week® Men's Spring/Summer 2023.
19th Jan — 2022·
The Heavy Weather collection started with the lofty aim to represent this statement: "Modern society extending through the extremities of capitalism, seems to commodify everything in the physical and spiritual realms. It exhausts itself with the transformation of the natural world into objects of control, only to confound itself in the degradation of the environment, the desolation of society and the hollowing of human character.”
Staying Afloat, Just
22nd Jun — 2021·
Intro This collection explores no stories or ideals, but is a response to our acceptance into the Menswear calendar of Paris Fashion Week®. It is the result of a turbulent process; a ready-to-wear menswear collection manhandled in 30 days of uncertainty. With the FHCM(1)'s faith in our brand, our values, our vision and our future, this collection is a marker for Gravalot's current position and a gateway in our evolution.
1st Mar — 2021·
Beware of Natives
10th Sep — 2020·
Come family, we need no crowns where we’re going. Our traditions and myths have been demonised and determined to be a poverty of spirit. Minds that carry anxiety will come for your spirituality, not to be called to the way of God, but to the way of their oppression. We need no saving by missionaries.
28th Jan — 2020·
The spirit of a guinea fowl is to guard and protect. Black dots adorning its feathers symbolise a release of the energies no longer serving a purpose. Time to welcome new energies.
26th Nov — 2019·
20th Dec — 2018·
Transformational These garments draw inspiration from the transformational man. The man that crosses boundaries necessary for growth, necessary for truth, necessary to find the god within himself. As this desire grows he finds that he must unshackle himself from the binds of stagnant thoughts and foul habits before he can begin the transformation he so seeks · The garments move freely, light and airy, perfect for the unbound spirit.
Child of the Sun - Act II
18th Jul — 2018·
Child of the Sun, textured by grace, weathered by experience, slightly scarred but never broken. Your eyes look but your heart sees more.
23rd Apr — 2018·
Part III · Ụlọ Brief Village Observations It's 10.30 on Christmas morning and I’m eating freshly roasted plantain in the reception of God is Good Motors, waiting for the bus to my mother’s village twelve hours away. A tall guard in freshly pressed security uniform tells us to sit down and wait. My mum retorts “Everywhere in Nigeria they don't want people to stand because it makes them feel like they're being rushed!”. Behind us an elder lady yells through her phone “Hai! I am dying here now! Hai! I am dying here now! Hai! I am dying here ooo! Please help me”. Her luggage is missing. Screaming is the anthem of Lagos, so people ignore her.
25th Feb — 2018·
Introduction In 2011 I travelled to Nigeria for the first time since 1993. I was five when I left. Without a greater depth and understanding of Nigeria as it is, this is a personal account of the journey I took, views I encountered and ideas that developed. This is not a manifesto. I write with young eyes, fractured memories and a yearning for better times ahead.
1st Aug — 2016·
Kampala, Jinja and Busia in Uganda to Kisumu, Nakuru and Nairobi in Kenya. 14 hours on the road driven under East Africa’s fastest, most fearless coach driver. We arrive at the border in Namanga. The air is crisp, the sky is bright, the cloud forest of Ol Doniyo Orok lays at our backs while Tanzania awaits in front.