“Flocking to the sea / Crowds of people wait for me / Sea gulls scavenge / Steal ice cream / Worries vanish / Within my dream.” The Africa-inspired beachwear label for men Òkun makes me somehow think about my absolute favorite song “The Sea” by Morcheeba. In Yoruba Òkun means Ocean.
The label was created by Bola Marquis who left the corporate world to create a contemporary Africa-inspired fashion brand for men. The label offers canvas shoes and swim shorts that can also be worn away from the beach and for example on the golf course. The prints are custom made and an interpretation of traditional fabrics like Congolese Kuba, Kenyan Kikoy and African Wax prints. I love the aesthetic of the brand and especially the wallpaper!
How do you like the shoes and swim shorts?